Goalie Aston Cutten of the Brookfield Elks had to be at the top of his game Monday night in Sackville as the Elks and Blazers opened their 2021-22 Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League Season. Cutten stopped 45 of 50 shots fired at him but special teams play by the Blazers and lack of offensive punch from the Elks gave the Blazers a 5-2 win.
Special teams play was an exemplary performance as they scored two power-play and two short-handed goals. Daniel LeBlanc and Luc Arsenault scored power-play markers in the opening frame while Mitchell Comeau scored short-handed. It stood 3-0 after one period and 3-1 after forty minutes after Jacob Bolger tallied for the Elks in the final two minutes.
Luc Arsenault who scored the game winner in the first added a short-handed goal with just over six minutes having been played in the final period to make it 4-1. Sam Rogers then scored for the Elks with 5:56 to play before Donovan Cyr of the blazers scored the game’s final goal.
The Blazers are now preparing for their game in Port Hawkesbury Friday Oct 8th while the Elks will not resume play until they visit the Valley Maple Leafs Oct 15 in Windsor.