QMJHL PLAYOFFS: Cape Breton Eagles drop Recreation 1 to Halifax Mooseheads however not for lack of effort



HALIFAX, N.S. – The Cape Breton Eagles could have dropped the opening sport of their best-of-seven Quebec Main Junior Hockey League first spherical collection with the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday, nevertheless it wasn’t for lack of effort.

Cape Breton, thought of to be the underdog within the collection, took the play for the Mooseheads within the first interval and outshot them 16-8. The Mooseheads, who’re amongst high groups within the league, stayed affected person and ultimately wore down the younger Eagles.

Halifax led the sport 2-0 after the primary interval and later took a 3-0 lead into the ultimate stanza. The Mooseheads added a purpose 31 seconds into the third interval to make the rating 4-0, earlier than Cape Breton bought on the board for its lone purpose halfway by the interval.

Josh Lawrence, Braeden MacPhee, Markus Vidicek and Brady Schultz netted targets for the Mooseheads.

Angelo Fullerton had the lone purpose for the Eagles.

Halifax’s Mathis Rousseau made 37 saves. Cape Breton’s Oliver Satny stopped 26 of 30 pictures.

Cape Breton outshot Halifax 38-30 whereas going 0-for-3 on the ability play. The Mooseheads have been 1-for-5 with the man-advantage.

Recreation 2 of the collection will happen on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. The collection will shift to Cape Breton on Tuesday and Wednesday for Recreation 3 and 4, each at 7 p.m., at Centre 200 in Sydney.

GAME NOTES: Charles Boutin (upper-body) and Owen Arnold (wholesome) weren’t within the Cape Breton lineup in addition to Callum Aucoin, who was referred to as up by Cape Breton on Thursday from the Halifax McDonalds of the Nova Scotia Below-18 Main Hockey League.; Cameron Whynot (harm), Logan Crosby (harm) and Liam Welsh (wholesome) have been the scratches for Halifax.

– Jeremy Fraser is the sports activities reporter for the Cape Breton Publish. Comply with him on Twitter @CBPost_Jeremy.

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