Scotians drop pair of games


TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians sustained two rare regulations losses last weekend in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.

The Scotians lost 4-1 to the host Antigonish Bulldogs on Friday and were edged 4-3 on Sunday in Trenton by the Liverpool Privateers.

The results leave the Scotians in second place in the league’s Sid Rowe Division, six points behind the first-place Jr. Miners of Cape Breton.

Colin Holmes scored for the Scotians in the first period to briefly tie the game before the Bulldogs retook the lead in the period. The Bulldogs got two goals on two of the four shots they took in the third period.

The Scotians took 26 shots.

The Privateers snapped a 2-2 tie with two goals in the third period.

Matthew Fougere’s goal for the Scotians with less than four minutes left made it close.

Two goals by James Murphy tied the game in the second period after Liverpool took a 2-0 lead in the first period.

The Scotians last lost in regulation on November 12 in Trenton against the Miners.

They had won their previous three games before last weekend.

The Scotians will visit the Cumberland County Blues on Friday in Springhill to complete their pre-Christmas league schedule.

Scotians forward James Murphy, 10, controls the puck along the wall against the Liverpool Privateers on Sunday in Trenton. The Privateers edged the Scotians 4-3. (Goodwin photo)

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