Cape Breton Eagles toppled by Halifax Mooseheads in QMJHL motion Saturday


HALIFAX — Cam Squires scored his fiftieth level of the 2022-23 Quebec Main Junior Hockey League season however the Cape Breton Eagles have been overpowered Saturday evening in a 6-1 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads.

Assisted by Jacob Newcombe and Ivan Ivan, Squires potted within the lone purpose for the Eagles (24-30-3-1) on an influence play that broke a 5-0 Mooseheads’ lead halfway via the third interval on the Scotiabank Centre.

Josh Lawrence, Jordan Dumais and Mathieu Cataford every scored two objectives to present the Mooseheads (42-9-4-3) the victory. Halifax has already clinched a playoff berth and the QMJHL’s Maritimes Division title.

Between the pipes, Nicolas Ruccia took the loss for the Eagles, stopping 15 of 19 pictures earlier than being relieved by Oliver Satny, who stopped 13 of 15 pictures. Mooseheads counterpart Mathis Rousseau made 23 saves.

The Eagles have been scheduled to go to Saint John’s TD Station Sunday afternoon to play towards the Sea Canines (20-36-2-1).