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Jr. A Crushers win two of three

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The Pictou County Weeks Crushers continue to reel in the Truro Bearcats in the MHL.

The Crushers will host the Campbellton Tigers at 7 p.m. Thursday and the St. Stephen Aces at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in their next league games at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

The Crushers moved to within six points of the third-place Bearcats in the South Division after winning two of three games last week.

The Summerside Western Capitals, third-ranked in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, whipped the Crushers 7-3 last Wednesday in a re-scheduled game.

Barrett Dachyshyn, Sam Meisenheimer and Kevin Mason scored for the Crushers, who trailed 3-1 after the first period and 6-2 after the second period.

Evan MacLennan’s three goals led the Crushers’ 7-5 home-ice victory over the visiting Grand Falls Rapids on Thursday.

Andrew Burden, Jaden Mason, Kevin Mason and Chase Ellis scored in the Crushers’ 4-0 win over the host Valley Wildcats on Saturday.

Matthew Normore recorded his league-leading sixth shutout.