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Pleasantdale one win away from Rural League title

There is sure to be plenty of fierce puck battles at the Heatherton Warriors and Pleasantdale Panthers continue their Antigonish Rural League final series Saturday night at the Antigonish Arena. Pleasantdale leads the series 3-1 and can wrap-up the title with a win. If Heatherton wins, they'l have to be ready to do the same Sunday night in game six. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday as well.
There is sure to be plenty of fierce puck battles at the Heatherton Warriors and Pleasantdale Panthers continue their Antigonish Rural League final series Saturday (April 20) night at the Antigonish Arena. Pleasantdale leads the series 3-1 and can wrap-up the title with a win. If Heatherton wins, they'll have to be ready to do the same Sunday night in game six. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday as well. - Richard MacKenzie

Game five and, if necessary, six, this weekend at arena

ANTIGONISH, N.S. —

Former Cape Breton West Islander and Strait Pirate Floyd MacDonald was the overtime hero as the Pleasantdale Panthers took a commanding 3-1 lead in the Antigonish Rural League finals, versus the Heatherton Warriors, with a 4-3 victory April 12.

MacDonald added an assist in the contest while Brandon Verge, Travis King and Brennan Fraser picked up the other goals for Pleasantdale.

Ricky Bowie, Kory Tate and Dylan MacLean answered for the Warriors who now find themselves playing for their playoff lives.

The journey begins, or ends, this Saturday (April 20) evening as the teams clash in game five of the finals; a 7 p.m. puck drop at the Antigonish Arena.

If Heatherton can win that night, game six would be the following night (April 21) at the arena, with the same start time.

If the Warriors manage to win both games over the weekend, a winner-take-all game seven would be Saturday, April 27, at the arena; again, a 7 p.m. puck-drop.

Pleasantdale’s Garrett Lambke continues to lead the playoff point parade with 18 (10 goals, eight assists) in eight games. Verge is one off the lead (nine goals, eight assists) while Bowie sits third (eight goals, six assists), four off of Lambke’s pace.

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