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Digby, Par-en-Bas combine for 19 goals in fast-paced game


DIGBY - Goals came fast, frequently and sometimes furiously Sunday as the DRHS Mariners and Par-en-Bas Sharks tangled in a hockey match in the Digby Arena.

Goalies on both sides may have been breathing hard in a game that saw the visitors win 10-9 in overtime.

Digby coach Kevin Locke, although he would have preferred a win, wasn’t upset, knowing many of his players had competed the day before in soccer, winning the Division 3 banner for Digby Regional.

“And, as my father said, watching the game was a lot of fun for the fans,” said Locke.

The game started quickly, with the visitors opening scoring, only to have Digby respond within second on a goal by Dawson Acker, his first of three. Picking up an assist was Braden Trimper, who had three in the game.

The Mariners left the first period with a 3-2 lead after goals by Ethan Thomas and Logan Bell, but the lead didn’t last long when play resumed. The Sharks scored just over a minute into the game, and then built a 5-3 lead before Acker scored his second and third goals of the game, with a single by Brandon Sullivan sandwiched between. Thomas added his second and the frame ended with Digby again on top, 7-6.

As it had all along, the game seesawed through the third period, with Ryan Doucette and Sullivan scoring for the home team, but a 9-8 lead failed to hold up, forcing a five-minute OT that was ended after one minute by Par-en-Bas.

The loss leaves the Mariners record at two wins (against Bridgetown and Yarmouth) and the one loss. Next home game is against Horton on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.

Goalies on both sides may have been breathing hard in a game that saw the visitors win 10-9 in overtime.

Digby coach Kevin Locke, although he would have preferred a win, wasn’t upset, knowing many of his players had competed the day before in soccer, winning the Division 3 banner for Digby Regional.

“And, as my father said, watching the game was a lot of fun for the fans,” said Locke.

The game started quickly, with the visitors opening scoring, only to have Digby respond within second on a goal by Dawson Acker, his first of three. Picking up an assist was Braden Trimper, who had three in the game.

The Mariners left the first period with a 3-2 lead after goals by Ethan Thomas and Logan Bell, but the lead didn’t last long when play resumed. The Sharks scored just over a minute into the game, and then built a 5-3 lead before Acker scored his second and third goals of the game, with a single by Brandon Sullivan sandwiched between. Thomas added his second and the frame ended with Digby again on top, 7-6.

As it had all along, the game seesawed through the third period, with Ryan Doucette and Sullivan scoring for the home team, but a 9-8 lead failed to hold up, forcing a five-minute OT that was ended after one minute by Par-en-Bas.

The loss leaves the Mariners record at two wins (against Bridgetown and Yarmouth) and the one loss. Next home game is against Horton on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.

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