It was a chippy Saturday night in Amherst as the Ramblers snagged their tenth 10 of the season 6-1 over the North division-leading West Kent Steamers.
Before the game even started, the Ramblers faithful were treated to great news as Charles-Antoine Lavallee and Jack Howatt both returned from injury and both made a major impact in this game.
Lavallee picked up right where he left off opening the scoring nine minutes into the first period. Newly acquired forward Mark Corbett would add to the Rambler’s lead with his first goal with the team making it 2-0. Before the end of the period, we had a goal of-the-year candidate, with Christian Reardon batting the puck out of mid and hitting Cooper Cormier with a behind-the-back cross-crease pass and Cormier would tuck home his sixth of the year sending the Rams to the locker room up 3-0.
The Steamers would end Jack Howatt’s shutout bid halfway through the second period, that would be the only time that they would beat Howatt. The Ramblers would hop right back on the offence with Jonah Jelley restoring the three-goal lead on the power play.t Three minutes later, recently named captain, Coen Strang would give his team a 5-1 advantage heading to the third.
The rough stuff would pick up in the final period, it would not phase the Rams with Charles-Antoine Lavallee going five-hole on the Steamer’s keeper giving us a final score of 6-1. Jack Howatt was solid in his return to action making 31 saves and picking up the win. The Rams are right back at it tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Berwick to face the Valley Wildcats.