Pictou Advocate sports

Scotians host Maple Leafs Sunday


TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will host the Valley Maple Leafs on Sunday at 6 p.m. in their home game in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League at Treton rink.

The Scotians split two games last weekend before their scheduled visit to Brookfield to play the Elks on Tuesday. They edged the host Junior Miners at Membertou on Saturday before bowing on Sunday to the Strait Pirates.

Jacob Pentz’s third goal of the game early in the third period stood up as the winner in the Scotians’ 7-6 win over the Miners. Cory McGrudden collected a goal and two assists, while William Kelly tallied twice and Logan Vandermeerakker registered three assists.

Jeremy McFarlane got the Scotians’ other goal.

The Miners outshot the Scotians 49-25, including 18-7 in the third period when they followed Pentz’s goal with two of their own.

The Miners led 3-2 after the first period but the Scotians outscored them 4-1 in the second period.

The Pirates appear to have plenty of wind in their sails as they continued their lead in the Sid Rowe Division by defeating the Scotians 4-1 on Sunday in Trenton.

The Scotians outshot the Pirates 32-21 over the first two periods and tied the game in the second period on a goal by Lucas MacRae-LeBlanc.

The Pirates outshot the Scotians 16-11 while scoring twice in the third period to ice the game.

Several members of the Scotians padded their statistics on Tuesday as they buried the Elks 12-1.

Cory McGrudden collected three goals and two assists, while Robert Burrows registered two goals and three assists, Jacob Pentz added three goals and one assist, Jared Livingstone scored twice, William Kelly and Jeremy McFarlane had a goal and an assist each and Callum Bouma recorded four assists.

The Scotians led 2-0 after one period and added five goals each in the second and third periods while outshooting the Elks 32-16 with Matthew Murray in the Scotians’ goal.