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Scotians thrash the Blues 11-3

TRENTON

With their own rink shut down for the weekend, the Junior Scotians made themselves right at home at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

The Scotians scored seven goals in the first half of the game and cruised to an 11-3 beating of the Cumberland County Blues on Sunday.

The Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game had been moved to the PCWC due to a broken pipe at Trenton rink, which has since been repaired.

A handful of Scotians padded their stats in the romp: Jeremy McFarlane poured in a hat trick, William Kelly scored once and set up three others, Ryan Dunfield had two goals and an assist, Jacob Pentz and Jared Livingstone each had a goal and two helpers and Logan Vandemeerakker tallied twice.

Ethan Snell rounded out the scoring for Pictou County (7-2-3).

Madison Colford, Hayden Boutilier and Landen Clarke scored for the struggling Blues (1-12), who have lost nine straight.

Notes:

• Pictou County outshot the visitors 60-28 and scored 10 goals at even strength.

• McFarlane has nine goals in as many games with Pictou County and is tied with Pentz for the team lead. The 20-year-old McFarlane is from Williamstown, Ont., and last played with the Cornwall Colts of the CCHL.

• The win over Cumberland County was the second victory of the weekend for the Scotians, who defeated the Valley Maple Leafs 5-4 in overtime. Nick Fewer had a pair of goals in that game, including the OT snipe. Fewer was out Sunday with a minor injury but is expected to be in the lineup Friday in Glace Bay Miners. Blair Dewtie was out Sunday due to school commitments.

• The Scotians next home game is Nov. 12 in Trenton, also against Glace Bay.

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