Mooseheads win 7th straight
The 8,541 fans in Halifax left happy on Saturday night as their Mooseheads skated to yet another win on home ice and they got to celebrate a record-tying goal from Jordan Dumais in what was the 2000th regular season game in team history.
The Blue Jackets prospect scored late in the game and the Herd tallied three times in the final period to secure a 4-1 victory over the visiting Shawinigan Cataractes on 90’s Night at Scotiabank Centre. The goal from Dumais was career point number 303 to match Brandon Benedict’s franchise mark set in 2003 while the Mooseheads grabbed a seventh consecutive win.
Rookie Lou Levesque notched the game-winning goal at the 1:10 mark of the third period off a great pass by overager Brody Fournier while Logan Crosby lit the lamp less than a minute later in his first game back after sitting out for the last 11 contests with an upper body injury. Mathieu Cataford picked up the other goal back in the first period to complete the scoring on the night. Lou-Felix Denis had the lone marker for the Cataractes.
Jordan Dumais hits 303 much to the chagrin of Angus Booth. Tell him Dumer.
— Halifax Mooseheads (@HFXMooseheads) November 12, 2023
Goalie Jack Milner was rock-solid between the pipes in a rare game-off for starter Mathis Rousseau. Milner was nearly perfect while stopping 24 of 25 shots to earn his second career win and first on home ice. He was named the first star of the game for his efforts.
Defenceman David Moravec also had an outstanding game at both ends of the ice and finished with three assists and a rating of +3. The remainder of the assists went to Brody Fournier, Jake Furlong, Brady Schultz and Markus Vidicek.
Halifax (15-4-1-0) was playing the middle game of a difficult stretch of three-games-in-three-days that began on the road Friday with a 4-2 win in Saint John and will conclude on home ice on Sunday afternoon against the Cape Breton Eagles at 3pm. Sunday’s game is also Kids Day with in-game kids themes plus face-painting, caricatures and more on the concourse for the young fans at the game. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.ca