Ban­tam AA Crush­ers split week­end games

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The Pic­tou County Ban­tam AA Crush­ers took on South Shore on Nov. 11 at the Pic­tou County Wellness Cen­tre, the first of two home games this past week­end, win­ning one and los­ing one.

The teams played an even, tight-check­ing first pe­riod un­til Myles Farnsworth opened the scor­ing for the Crush­ers with 2:34 to go, on a re­bound from Adam Far­rell and Ryan Denny.

In the sec­ond pe­riod, Covey Cameron scored a power play goal from the point to put the Crush­ers up by two, as­sisted by Denny and Chris Avery. The Crush­ers penalty killers went to work killing a 5-on-3 at the end of the pe­riod, only to have the puck squeeze past Ja­cob Fraser with .21 to go in the sec­ond.

Crush­ers went to in­ter­mis­sion up 2-1.

South Shore struck early in the third to tie the game, and then a cou­ple of min­utes later added an­other, to put the Crush­ers down 3-2.

The Ban­tam AA never gave up and con­tin­ued press­ing the net and Cam MacKin­non would tie the game on a pass from Dy­lan Kon­tuk.

Mo­ments later, MacKin­non sent Ross Martin on a rush from cen­tre ice for the go-ahead goal, then Tan­ner Steele set up Farnsworth for the one-timer with a cross ice pass for the in­sur­ance marker. That goal was also as­sisted by Ja­coby Bea­dle.

Martin added a late one from Avery and Cameron for the 6-3 vic­tory. On Sun­day morn­ing, the Ban­tam AAs took on a strong Yar­mouth team. The game was score­less un­til the sec­ond, when the Crush­ers ran into penalty trouble and Yar­mouth cap­i­tal­ized.

Xan­der Vohs turned away 37 of the 40 shots, giv­ing his team the op­por­tu­nity to fight back, but the Crush­ers could not solve Yar­mouth’s goalie and were blanked 3-0. Next week­end, the Ban­tam AA will be at home again with an ex­hi­bi­tion game Satur­day against Strait Rich­mond and on Sun­day, Antigo­nish will visit the PCWC for a league game.


Ban­tam AA Crush­ers goalie Xan­der Vohs sets up as de­fender Brent Chap­man tries to clear the way.

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