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Bandits Lose Home Opener
The Cumberland Bandits kicked off their home schedule of the season with a 2-0 loss to last year’s league finalist North Dundas Rockets led by League MVP Bryden van Kessel. The Bandits came out flying dominating play in the first half of the first period. They did everything expect put the puck past Goalie Jason Buma who was outstanding.
“I was satisfied with the effort of the team, we just could not get an early goal and then I believe our players got a bit frustrated. I give credit to North Dundas they weathered the early storm and then settle in to play a solid game. We had several regulars out of the lineup but that is not an excuse as most teams go through the same thing. “We had solid defensive play and great goaltenders” said Head Coach Dale Murdoch.
“We had a lot of opportunities early and did not capitalised and they did when they had a chance late in the period. We have to play 60 minutes in this league especially against a good team like North Dundas” said Bandits Assistant Captain Nezz Bédard.