PICTOU COUNTY - It wasn't the start they wanted, but the final result of the Weeks Crushers game against the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks on Monday was..
Pictou County won 5-3 in Game 1 of their best-of-three mini-series heading into Game 2 Wednesday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
The Lumberjacks came out of the gate flying with Shawn Boudreau scoring 14 seconds in to take a 1-0 lead. Shaun McEachern and Luc Ramey added two more for the Lumberjacks to take a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
In the second period the Crushers bounced back with three of their own from Mitchell Shewfelt, Cody Squires and Nick Parker to tie the game 3-3 through two periods.
The third saw the Crushers pull ahead for their first lead of the game 3:46 into the period on Squires second goal before Devan Gunn sealed the win with 1:06 remaining in regulation.
Brandon Thibeau picked up the win with 29 saves, while Billy Clarke turned aside 35 in the loss.
The Crushers can advance with a win at home on Wednesday. The winner of the series will face the Truro Bearcats in a divisional semifinal matchup.