Rough second half start for Scotsburn Crushers

Christopher Cameron
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Jaxon Maloney turns aside a shot in the third period of Sunday’s game between the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers and Bubba Rays. The Crushers lost the game 7-0. 

NEW GLASGOW – Walking into the John Brother MacDonald Stadium for their first home game of the New Year, the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers were welcomed by a sign on their locker room door reading “today is a new day.”

Unfortunately for the Crushers it was a similar day to their game Saturday, which they lost 8-1. Sunday they lost 7-0, losing their second straight game to the Bubba Rays major bantam team.

After the game assistant coach Mike Roper said the team didn’t expect the results they had this weekend.

“We beat them earlier in the season (6-2 on Oct. 20),” he said. “We hoped for better results similar to that game this weekend.”

Roper said prior to the games and now after, the team’s focus will be their attention to detail. He said the team’s effort is coming, but they are missing the details that will make them more competitive.

“It was our attention to details, our one-on-one play and our positional play that gave us these results,” he said. “We had a tough one last night (Saturday). The guys came out and played hard, but the small details are crucial to the big picture.”

He said the team heavily relies on their four captains and that the entire team needs to get on the same page as a whole.

“It’s time as a team to raise their effort level in practice and games,” he said. “We rely heavily on our four leaders to lead the team and everyone needs to start pulling on the same rope.”

Next weekend the Scotsburn Crushers play a pair of home games, Saturday against the Western Hurricanes and Sunday against the Nova Jr. X-Men.

Geographic location: NEW GLASGOW

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  • Jack
    January 09, 2013 - 19:17

    Just give up...the team can't compete. A complete waste of resources.o

  • bobby fore
    January 06, 2013 - 20:14

    not too sure if mike seen the same game as i did but, that last goalie in was pepperd. game was pretty much played in the crushers end with no defence. chased the first goalie out on 4 goals on a few shots.the 2nd kid did a good could have been a whole lot worse. really seemed like the bubba rays vs. chrushers goaltending. from what i seen. i try to catch the games when i can.