Special teams huge in Crushers win

Christopher Cameron
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Pictou County goes into break atop the MHL standings

NEW GLASGOW – Garrett Holmes power play goal 2:59 into the first period proved to be the game-winning goal as the Weeks Crushers topped the Truro Bearcats 3-0 last night at the Wellness Centre.

The Crushers added a second goal on the power play less than two minutes later as Jordan McInnis tapped the puck past Jacob Fancy to put Pictou County up 2-0 early.

Truro went to their own power play, getting a 1:48 of 5-on-3 time, but were unable to score on that man advantage or any during the game, going 0-6.

Both teams had another power play each to end the period, but it was still 2-0 after one period of play.

In the second period neither team found the score sheet, with Pictou County killing off two more penalties to hold their two-goal cushion heading into the final 20 minutes of regulation.

Devan Tremblay continued to stand tall for the Crushers, as the Bearcats couldn’t seem to find a way to beat him. They came close on their power play seven minutes into the third, hitting the post, but a shift later David Stephens broke in shorthanded to score the Crushers third goal and all but end the contest.

The 32-save performance is Tremblay’s fifth win of the season and his third shutout, while Fancy’s loss is only his fourth of the season.

Prior to the game the Scott Weeks Memorial Bursaries were handed out to four players, with Brandon Thibeau, Nick Parker, Dylan Frank and Allister Mason being named as the 2013 recipients.

The Crushers are now off until Jan. 4, when they host the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks.

Scoring 

Pictou County Weeks Crushers 3

1st Garrett Holmes from Jordan McInnis and John Mullally 2:59 PP

1st Jordan McInnis from Garrett Holmes and David Stephens 4:22 PP

3rd David Stephens (unassisted) 8:05 SH

 

Truro Bearcats 0

No scoring

 

Shots

Crushers 32

Bearcats  45

 

Power play

Crushers 2-4

Bearcats 0-6

 

W: Devan Tremblay 45 saves

L:  Jacob Fancy 29 saves

Organizations: CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks

Geographic location: Pictou County

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