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The Mariners Jerome Nadeau scores the game-winning goal against Pictou County on January 19th, 2024 at Mariners Centre (Ken Chetwynd Photo)

Mariners to wrap up regular season vs. Truro, Amherst

By Kevin Northup Mar 8, 2024 | 1:33 PM

There’s still lots to play for as the regular season winds down for the Yarmouth Mariners.

With a playoff spot locked up, the focus shifts to securing home-ice advantage in the first round.

The Truro Bearcats are in town Friday night, then the Mariners head to Amherst Saturday.

Head Coach and GM Laurie Barron says they control their own destiny.

“You don’t want to coast into the playoffs, you want to go in playing your best hockey. We’ve been playing playoff hockey for the last month. It’s always a great rivalry with Truro, and this game will be no different. They’re fighting for their playoff lives,” said Barron.

Right now the Bearcats are a point back of Pictou County for the fourth and final playoff spot in the division.

Yarmouth sits in second place by a single point over Amherst, and would host the Ramblers if the playoffs started today.

Barron says he’s proud of his team for battling into the postseason.

“We kind of hit a low point a few weeks ago where we were in fifth place and a few points out. We said if we’re going to make the playoffs, we’d need to pick it up. I’m really proud of the boys to see they’ve got the first step done.”

The playoffs begin next week.