LUNENBURG: The Nova Major Bantams dropped a pair of games to the South Shore Major Bantam Lumberjacks over the weekend, falling 4-1 on Saturday and 2-1 Sunday.
Head coach Mike Stewart said the team suffered from a lack of proper positioning in their own end on Saturday, which lead to some untimely goals, and the team couldn’t claw their way back.
“We just couldn’t find the back of the net,” said Stewart.
The squad made some adjustments for Sunday, and Stewart said the team performed well and carried the majority of the play, despite the loss.
“Long story short, you’ve got to score more goals than the other team to win, even if you outplay them,” he said.
The team now sits at 3-7.
Stewart said the team is tired of losing but it is part of the growing pains of a young team. Going into the season, Stewart said he knew there were going to be lulls in the team’s performance.
“Now we’re just in a bit of a lull but to the kid’s credit, they played a very good game today [Sunday] and they made the adjustments that they needed to make from the day before so they learned some lessons to make themselves more competitive.
“They deserved a better fate today but sometimes the hockey gods frown upon those who need to dig a little deeper to find a want and desire to win as an entire team,” he added. “I think once we do that, we’ll be okay.”
Tyler Peddle (from Sarah Stewart and Cadyn Power) scored on Saturday while Jacob Cook (from Peddle) found the net on Sunday.
“The kids have to continue to come in and believe in each other,” he said. “We’re getting better and we’re going to be ok.”
The Novas will host the Wear Well Bombers (5-6) this Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Antigonish Arena. On Sunday, the squad is off to St. Margaret’s Bay to take on the Gulls (9-1).