LANTZ: The Cumberland Colts brought their A-game during the opening game of their playoff series with the East Hants Ryson Construction Penguins, advancing to the next round of the postseason.
In Lantz on Feb. 10, the Colts were the better of the two teams at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz; however, East Hants did put up a fight, but timely—and game saving—saves by Cumberland goalie Francois Cormier made all the difference for the Colts, who won the contest 4-2.
The Colts won just one game during the regular season to finish dead last in the league, finishing 17 points back of East Hants. In the previous three games between the two teams during the past month, the Pens had outscored the Colts 29-2.
Chad Nemis, who was a workhorse and had several close opportunities, and Ryan Jeffries notched the tallies for the Pens. Brett Wallace had the lone assist.
Tyler Williams was tagged with the loss, surrendering three goals on 23 shots on goal.
Cormier stopped 42 of 44 pucks sent his way.
East Hants lost game two in the series on Feb. 11 in Springhill, thus being eliminated from further play in their inaugural season of play.