Long night in Charlottetown
There wasn’t much to cheer about for Mooseheads fans on Friday night in Charlottetown as the Islanders cruised to a 7-1 victory at the Eastlink Centre.
Charlottetown pulled away with a four goal outburst in the second period including two goals in the final 25 seconds to take a 5-1 lead through 40 minutes before capping it off with two more in the final period. Defenceman William Trudeau led the way for the Isles with a goal and three helpers en route to being named the first star. Thomas Casey had a pair of goals and now has four goals in two games versus Halifax.
The Mooseheads actually jumped out to the lead as Landon Miron picked up the goal on his 18th birthday late in the opening period as he banged one in during a logjam in the crease. 16-year-old Braeden MacPhee earned an assist on the goal in his QMJHL debut while Gavin Hart had the other assist. MacPhee and Hart were called up earlier in the day to fill in with injuries to Cole Foston, Alex David and Alex Tessier. Miron left the game in the second period with an upper body injury and did not return.
— Halifax Mooseheads (@HFXMooseheads) October 30, 2020
Cole McLaren made the start in goal for Halifax and gave up all seven goals on 36 shots before getting pulled in favour of Brady James 7:24 into the third period. James mopped up and stopped all six shots he faced. The loss is the second in a row for the Herd following their 4-3 overtime defeat Thursday night on home ice. Halifax’s record now sits at 3-5-2-0 while the red hot Islanders have improved to 7-1-0-0 as they try to keep pace with division leading Acadie-Bathurst. The Titan fell in overtime to Moncton Friday night but still have yet to lose in regulation this season with a 7-0-1-1 record.
Jacob Goobie earned the win with 26 saves and was named the second star while Casey picked up the third star. Charlottetown was 2-for-3 on the power play and Halifax was scoreless in three attempts on the man advantage. Final shots were 42-27 for the Islanders.
Halifax is idle until next weekend when they will play a pair of home games at Scotiabank Centre. The Mooseheads take another crack at the Islanders next Friday night and will also entertain the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday, November 7th. Both games start at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now at TicketAtlantic.com or charge by phone 902-451-1221.