Hants County show­down set for Nov. 18

Val­ley Maple Leafs win at home, lose on road to Blaz­ers

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The Val­ley Maple Leafs did not waste any time in tak­ing the Eskasoni Jr. Eagles out of the game Oct. 19 in Wind­sor dur­ing the Leafs’ home opener.

The Eagles started off well but could not sus­tain any kind of of­fen­sive threat.

The Eagles’ net­min­der Levi Denny did ev­ery­thing he could to keep the puck out of the net but the Leafs swarmed him like bees. John Cham­bers fi­nally put the puck be­hind Denny to go up 1-0.

Ben Dixon was then sent to the penalty box for knee­ing but that didn’t stop the Leafs’ Ethan Ren­dell-Wat­son from scor­ing. The short-handed marker sig­ni­fied the first of his three goals on the night.

Cody Burghardt tal­lied his fourth goal of the sea­son to put the Leafs up 3-0.

There was no look­ing back for the Leafs, who dom­i­nated the re­main­ing two pe­ri­ods, win­ning the bout 10-3. Other goal-scorers were Cham­bers, with pot­ted two more, rookie Dean Vial, Stu­art Ken­nie and Nathan Clarke.

Some an­i­mos­ity broke out in the third with 149 of the game’s 194 penalty min­utes be­ing handed out. In all, there were seven mi­nors, five ma­jors, six mis­con­ducts and five game mis­con­ducts handed out by of­fi­cials.

Sackville 4, Maple Leafs 2

The Sackville Blaz­ers recorded their eighth win in 10 games this sea­son when they took on the Val­ley Maple Leafs Oct. 22. The Blaz­ers won the match 4-2.

The Leafs sim­ply could not find the back of the net against Justin Su­marah enough times, de­spite ri­fling 56 shots against him.

Burghardt and Vial were the lone scorers for the Leafs.

Up­com­ing games

The Val­ley Maple Leafs will re­turn to the Hants Ex­hi­bi­tion Arena Nov. 2 to host the Ju­nior Min­ers in a 7:30 p.m. start. Fans can then catch them back in ac­tion in Wind­sor on Nov. 16 when they host the Antigo­nish Farm­ers Mu­tual Ju­nior Bull­dogs at 7:30 p.m. and then Nov. 18 when they face off against their county ri­val, the East Hants Pen­guins. The Sun­day game time is 3:30 p.m.

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