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Crushers defenceman Logan Vande Meerakker is shown against the Amherst Ramblers on Nov. 23.
Crushers defenceman Logan Vande Meerakker is shown against the Amherst Ramblers on Nov. 23. - Kevin Adshade

WESTVILLE ROAD, N.S.

The Junior A Crushers winning streak came to a halt on Nov. 24.

The MHL club dropped a 6-5 overtime decision to the Amherst Ramblers at the Pictou County Wellness Centre (PCWC), a loss that ended Pictou County’s six-game run without a loss.

Pictou County was leading 5-4 but Amherst’s Ben Williams tied the game on a power play with less than three minutes to go in the third period to send the game into overtime, his second tally of the game.

In the extra session, Cole Darrach won it for the Ramblers with his second goal of the night. Jason Gallant and Mark Richard had singles for Amherst.

Craig Ryan, Logan Vande Meerakker, Samuel LeBlanc, Jack Morris and Evan Gallant scored for the Crushers and Aiden Hockey had a two-assist game.

The Crushers play at home Nov. 28 against the Miramichi Timberwolves, who sit in last place in the MHL North Division. Three nights later, they host a Monday night game when the Ramblers make a return to the PCWC.

Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Crushers 2, South Shore Lumberjacks 1

On Nov. 22 at the PCWC, Andrew Burden and Logan Vande Meerakker scored the goals as the Crushers beat the South Division-leading Lumberjacks. Andrew MacLeod picked up his fifth straight victory in the Crusher net.

BY THE NUMBERS

Pictou County Crushers

Record: 12-7-1 (3rd place, South Division)

Top Scorers: Sullivan Sparkes (3G, 20A), Logan Vande Meerakker (8G, 12A), Dallas Farrell (9G, 10A), Kevin Mason (8G, 6A), Sam LeBlanc (4G, 10A).

Stats Say: The Crushers special teams have been very good this season: they’re fourth in the MHL on the power play (23.0 per cent), and second in penalty kill (85.6 per cent).

Miramichi Timberwolves

Record: 6-12-4 (6th place, South Division)

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