Jr. A Crushers become road warriors


The Pictou County Weeks will play five of their next six MHL games on the road.

The rare rash of road games developed from the Crushers’ usual Thursday home date falling on Halloween. That prompted scheduling no game this week and the following Thursday due to Pinty’s Grand Slam of curling being played at on both ice surfaces at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

The Crushers will open their November schedule by visiting the Valley Wildcats on Saturday.

They will visit the Campbellton Tigers on Nov. 8 and the Miramichi Timberwolves on Nov. 9 before hosting the Yarmouth Mariners on Nov. 14.

The Mariners paid a visit to the Wellness Centre last Thursday in the Crushers’ only league game last week and skated away with a 6-2 victory.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, but the Mariners scored three straight goals in the second period and outscored the Crushers 2-1 in the third period.

Calum MacPherson opened the scoring for the Crushers in the first period.

Crushers’ Logan Vande Meerakker narrowed the gap to 4-2 in the third period.

The Mariners outshot the Scotians 36-23.

The Crushers will follow their home game against the Mariners by visiting the Amherst Ramblers on Nov. 15 and the Valley Wildcats on Nov. 16.

Their next three games in the month will be at home against South Shore on Nov. 21, Amherst on Nov. 23 and Miramichi on Nov. 28.

Crushers’ Darren Sparkes digs for the puck behind the Yarmouth goal during their MHL game on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Mariners won 4-2. (Goodwin photo)