Huskies continue the road woes for the Moose
The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies made it three consecutive losses on a Quebec road trip for the Mooseheads with a 2-0 shutout of Halifax on Saturday night. The Herd will return home with just one point out of a possible six after an OT loss in Blainville on Wednesday followed by losses on back-to-back nights to the Foreurs and Huskies.
William Rousseau stopped 24 shots to earn the shutout while Rouyn-Noranda got first period goals from Louis-Philippe Fontaine and Thomas Verdon as the Huskies earned a season split with the Moose. It was Halifax grabbing a 6-4 win at Scotiabank Centre on October 20th in the first of two regular season meetings. Mathis Rousseau scored the first goalie goal in franchise history in the October game. He was good in Saturday’s loss as well with 38 saves on 40 shots.
The Mooseheads finished the game with a better effort in the third period after a dominant first 40 minutes by the Huskies. Halifax managed 13 shots on goal in the final stanza but still could not break through against the eldest of the Rousseau goalies.
This is undoubtedly the toughest stretch of adversity of the season for the Herd who saw their record drop to 19-7-3-0 and will look to get back on track on home ice later in the week. Halifax (19-6-3-0) will return home to Scotiabank Centre Thursday, December 7th against Drummondville. Halifax will also host Gatineau on Friday, December 8th. Both games are 7pm starts. Friday’s contest is Toque Toss Night in Moose Country with fans asked to bring a new winter hat or glove set to throw on the ice when the Mooseheads score their first goal. Hats and gloves will be donated to local homeless shelters. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.ca.