LANTZ: With the exception of five East Hants players suiting up elsewhere in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League (NSMBHL), it’s a mostly a local players only roster for the East Hants Sportsplex-based All Credit Auto Rangers.

The bulk of the provincial champion East Hants Peewee AAA Penguins from last winter have made the transition to the ACA Rangers roster. And they’re continuing to show why they are where they are with their scoring prowess.

Here’s a look at how they are doing as of Nov. 7.

D – Mitchell Lloyd, Truro Bearcats

The stay-at-home defenceman has compiled three assists in 16 games for the Bearcats, who sit second last in the 12 team NSMBHL with a 4-8-0-1-1 (won-lost-tie-shootout loss-overtime loss) record.

Lloyd, 14, of Enfield has also racked up 10 penalty minutes during his game action. He focuses more on keeping the opposition out of his own end in his second year of major bantam.

He has his own cheering section of family, namely his grandmother Beth Mitchell, at some of his games.

F- Turner Mombourquette, Truro Bearcats

Mombourquette, who hails from Lantz, has scored twice and chipped with five helpers in 16 games so far in the still young season. He has been penalty free thus far in the season.

He is in his second year of major bantam play with the Bearcats.

D-Nathan Peters, Truro Bearcats

Peters has suited up for 14 games in his rookie season in the NSMBHL. The Lantz product has one assist and no penalty minutes, but has played steady when called upon.

D- Scott Isenor, Truro Bearcats

Much like Peters, Isenor of Enfield is in his inaugural major bantam season so he’s working on the adjustment. In 12 games this year he has racked up 14 penalty minutes.

F – Riley MacKinnon, Truro Bearcats

MacKinnon, a Lantz product, has played in 14 games this year and has hit the score-sheet four times with assists and two penalty minutes. It is also his rookie season in the major bantam league.

F- Brody Fraser, All Credit Auto Rangers

The Upper Nine Mile River native has scored three goals and assisted on six others in 16 games played to date. One of those goals came on the power-play. He has also picked up 12 penalty minutes during his rookie campaign.

D- Michael Sack, All Credit Auto Rangers

In 15 games this year, Sack, from Indian Brook, has scored once and has picked up four penalty minutes.

F- Brady Hunter, All Credit Auto Rangers

The diminutive Enfield forward is leading the Rangers in scoring during his sophomore season. He has picked up right where he left off last year with the Rangers, scoring 11 goals and recording 20 points in 16 games played.

He has three goals with the man advantage and three minor penalty to his name during game play.

D – Zach Byard, All Credit Auto Rangers

Byard is better known for his defensive play, but in 12 regular season games he has picked up six points off three goals and three assists. The Enfield native has 21 penalty minutes.

One of his three tallies came on the power-play.

F- Konnor Daniels, All Credit Auto Rangers

Daniels, who played with the East Hants Peewee AAA Penguins in 2015, has made the transition to major bantam slowly, but is progressing in his rookie season.

In 16 games, the Indian Brook product has recorded five goals and six helpers while racking up 20 penalty minutes. He also has a power-play tally.

F- Joey Merriam, All Credit Auto Rangers

Merriam, from Milford, has scored once and assisted on five others in 14 games of play in his rookie season. He also has six penalty minutes to his name.

F- Riley Kidney, All Credit Auto Rangers

Kidney has tallied four goals, including one with the man advantage, and assisted on seven others through 14 games played.

He also has four penalty minutes on the score-sheet.

F – Jack Taylor, All Credit Auto Rangers

Taylor, of Lantz, has played in all 16 of the Rangers’ regular season games so far, recording an assist and 10 penalty minutes.

F- Tyler Payne, All Credit Auto Rangers

The Lantz native’s only goal in 14 games has come with the man advantage, while chipping in with two assists. He also has four penalty minutes.

F- Evan Tilley, All Credit Auto Rangers

Tilley makes the trek to the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz from Middle Musquodoboit to don the Rangers jersey. In 16 games, he has a goal and two assists for three points and two penalty minutes.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!