Just the one game, in Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League play Sunday night, saw the Antigonish Bulldogs snap a 5-game skid as they edged the Pictou County Scotians 4-3 in Trenton.
With the win the Bulldogs open up a 5-point spread on the Cumberland Blues and have three games in hand.
At the Trenton Arena it was the rookies who came through big for the Antigonish. First rookie Ryan Keefe broke a 3-3 tie with just 1:05 to play in period three. Another Bulldog rookie Andrew Foster chipped in with two goals plus an assist to lead the Bulldogs to their first win in 2014. A third Antigonish rookie Gavin McLaughlin opened the scoring in the first period while rookie goaltender Brandon MacDonald picked up the win for the Bulldogs facing 48 shots.
Brandon Verge notched his league-leading 25th and 26th goals of the year with Craig Matheson rounding out the Pictou scoring.
Spencer Scott was tagged with the loss facing 37 shots. The loss was the third straight for the Scotians who had a chance to overtake the idle Strait Pirates for second place in the Sid Rowe Division.
The Bulldogs led 2-1 after one; the teams were tied at three after two before Keefe scored the only goal in the third.