Bantam AA Crushers split weekend games
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.