Pictou Advocate sports

Scotians test Miners twice

Sports

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will resume their new era in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League by visiting the Jr. Miners of Cape Breton on Saturday in Membertou and hosting the Miners on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Trenton.

The Scotians split their first two games last weekend with the team under Greg Burrows’ leadership and Mike Stewart as their head coach.

Burrows, who owns Subway restaurants in Pictou County, expressed a desire to take over the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League team’s operations and named Stewart the Scotians’ head coach as of last Wednesday.

Cory McCrudden scored three goals, Caelan Blaikie added a pair and Robert Murrows added a goal and three assists as the Scotians defeated the Eskasoni Eagles 9-4 on Saturday in Trenton. Lucas Rushton, Campbell Burrows and Gillis Cox also scored for the Scotians, who led 3-0 after the first period and 6-0 in the second before the Eagles scored their first goal.

The host Antigonish Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead and outshot the Scotians 17-6 in the first period en route to their 7-5 victory over the Scotians on Sunday.

Jacob Pentz and McCrudden tied the game for the Scotians, but the Bulldogs took a 3-2 lead in the second period and outscored the Scotians 4-2 in the third period.

Blaikie got the Scotians’ other goal.