They split a pair of weekend games Dec. 2-3.
On Dec. 3, the River Rats won their 14th game of the season in Truro. They recorded a 6-4 victory over the Cumberland-Colchester Colts. The River Rats trailed for the majority of the first two periods before exploding with three unanswered goals in the final period.
The Colts led 1-0 after the opening frame. Stuart Whidden and Tyler Dixon both scored in the second period to put the Rats up 2-1. The Colts quickly came back with a pair of markers to take a 3-2 lead. Devon Pennell tied it for the visitors before the Colts scored again to take a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.
The third period opened with Logan Cleveland tying the game 4-4. Peter MacDougal scored the game winner with under five minutes to play and then Whidden added his second goal of the evening with less than a minute to play to make the final 6-4.
Metro 6 , Avon 2
The early part of the River Rats' game in Halifax on Dec. 2 went fine for the River Rats as they held a 2-0 lead 48 seconds into the second period.
Mitchell Urquhart scored on the power-play in the first period, and Cleveland scored early in the second before the Rats gave up six consecutive goals. They fell to the Metro Jaguars 6-2 despite outshooting the home team 31-26.
The River Rats are now 14-3-1 on the season for 29 points. They’re currently eight points ahead of the second place Spryfield Attack.
The River Rats will close out the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule with three games. They take on the Eastern Shore Thunder on Dec. 10 and a play at home on Dec. 11 against the Metro Jaguars at 7 p.m.
Their final game prior to the break will be Dec. 18 against the Cumberland-Colchester Colts at 7 p.m. at Hants Exhibition Arena.