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Elks snap losing streak with victory over Blazers

BROOKFIELD, N.S. – The Brookfield Elks snapped a 10-game Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League losing streak on Thursday.

The Elks picked up their first win since Oct. 20 by shading the Sackville Blazers 3-2 at the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex.

All the scoring in Thursday’s contest was done in the first period.

Nicholas McFarlane and Ryan Prosser staked the Blazers to a 2-0 lead eight minutes into the opening frame.

The Elks got a goal from Jagger Statton with 3:50 left in the period, and tied it on a Chad Tucker marker with 1:02 remaining.

Defenceman Liam Giffen scored the winner with 34 ticks left in the period.

Elks goaltender Landon Campbell made 16 saves for the win, while his teammates fired 26 shots at Brendan Hirtle.

The Elks (2-14-1-2) return to the ice on Thursday, Dec. 7 when they host the Antigonish Bulldogs for a 7:30 p.m. start.

 

 

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