Avon River Rats sizzling hot, now 10-1-1 on season

Dan Boyd info@hantsjournal.ca
Published on November 17, 2016

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WINDSOR, N.S. – The Avon River Rats remain the talk of the Nova Scotia Regional Junior Hockey League as they posted their ninth and tenth wins of the season Nov. 12 and Nov. 13.WINDSOR, N.S. – The Avon River Rats remain the talk of the Nova Scotia Regional Junior Hockey League as they posted their ninth and tenth wins of the season Nov. 12 and Nov. 13.

They tallied two wins over their arch nemesis, the Spryfield Attack, by scores of 6-4 in Spryfield on Nov. 12 and 4-3 in overtime on Nov. 13 in Windsor.

On Nov. 13, in Windsor, the River Rats defeated the Attack for the fourth time this season. Three of the games they've played to date has gone to a shoot-out or into overtime.

The River Rats pulled out the 4-3 win on a goal by Allister Avard 1:57 into the extra session.

The River Rats fought back the entire game as they trailed 3-2 with less than a minute to play in regulation. Logan Cleveland, on assists from Joe Beaton and Adam Ferguson, scored the tying goal.

The Attack led 2-1 and 3-2 after the first and second periods. Beaton and Tyler Dixon were the other Avon goal scorers. The River Rats outshot the Attack 37-26.

On Nov. 12 in Spryfield, the Attack held a first period lead of 2-1 before the River Rats went up 3-1. Goal scorers were Cleveland, with two, Stuart Whidden, and Samuel Plourde. Tyler LaPierre scored the game winner for Avon with 7:50 gone in the third period, and Parker Connors added an insurance marker with 2:35 remaining.

Mitchell Urquhart and Beaton both collected three assists.

The Attack outshot the River Rats 50-44.

Josh MacLeod was between the pipes for the River Rats for both games.

 

Upcoming games

The River Rats lead the second place Metro Jaguars by seven points in the race for first place. The Jaguars have a 7-3-0 record, followed by Cumberland/Colchester Colts at 5-5-2 and the Eastern Shore Thunder who sit in fourth place with a 5-6-2 record. The Bedford Wolverines occupy last place with a 4-8-1 mark.

The River Rats will host the Eastern Shore Thunder Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and then play their second home game of the weekend when they entertain Bedford Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

On Nov. 27, the Thunder return for a 7 p.m. game at the Hants Exhibition Arena.