LIVERPOOL, N.S. – Four goals in the second period for the Liverpool Privateers was the difference as the Pictou County Scotians dropped an 8-5 game on Saturday.
Jacob Pentz had two goals and an assist to lead Pictou County’s offence, which also saw goals supplied from Robert Burrows, Logan Vandeermakker and James Murphy.
Pictou County is in Sackville on Monday to play the Blazers.
The Scotians are now six points behind the Glace Bay Miners in the Sid Rode Division of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.
Crushers six behind Bearcats in race for playoffs
YARMOUTH – The climb got a little steeper for the Junior A Crushers.
The Maritime Hockey League club were thumped 6-1 by the Yarmouth Mariners on Friday night, and that, coupled with Truro’s 4-0 win over the Miramichi Timberwolves, has Pictou County six points back of the Bearcats in the MHL’s South Division as the two teams battle for the final playoff spot.
On Friday at the Mariners Centre, Yarmouth held a 4-0 lead by the time the game was half over.
A Jacob Hickey power play goal was the only highlight for Pictou County in the contest, with Dylan Riley and Marc Gagnon drawing assists on the play. It was Hickey’s 20th of the year.
The Crushers were outshot 41-37 playing in front of goaltender Luke Melanson.
Pictou County and Truro both have 13 games left in the regular season, three of them against each other.
Pictou County hosts the Campbellton Tigers this coming Thursday and are at Truro on Friday in what will be game with monumental playoff implications.