Sept 25: Mooseheads vs. Wildcats preview

Puck drops at 7:00pm
TV: Eastlink | Radio: News 95.7 | Live: @HFXMooseheads
Scotiabank Centre (10,595) ~ Halifax, NS

vs MON

Halifax looks to keep the momentum of the win last weekend as they host the Moncton Wildcats tonight. This is a rematch of the 2015 playoff series against the Wildcats which saw Moncton go on to face the Remparts in the next round with a 4-3 series win. Tonight newly acquired defence man Cody Donaghey will be in the line up for the Herd after participating in the Toronto Maple Leafs training camp, which was held in Bedford over the weekend. The Mooseheads are still without new scoring power Timo Meier who is still participating in San Jose Sharks camp. However, new scorers have come to light with Meier gone, including Max Fortier leading the team in scoring after 4 games. Moncton’s leading scorer from last season Conor Garland is back in the lineup and will be a big test for the rookie defense of Halifax.

Overall Record
Mooseheads: 1-2-0-1 = 3 points (5th in Maritimes division, 13th overall)
Wildcats: 3-1-0-0 = 6 points (2nd in Maritimes division, 6th overall)

Team Leaders
MON: Kelly Klima 7pts (3G & 4A), Kevin Klima 6pts (4G & 2A), Will Bower 5pts (2G & 3A)
HAL: Maxime Fortier 7pts (3G & 4A), Otto Somppi 6pts (1G & 5A), Ilya Putinsev 4pts (1G & 3A)

Last Game
Halifax is coming off a 5-1 win at home against the Saint John Sea Dogs. Fortier scored a hat trick to lead the way for the herd, while Somppi had three assists and Durandeau scored his first QMJHL goal. Watt had the other goal for the herd.

Moncton is coming off a 5-4 win at home against the Acadie Bathurst Titan. Eric Leger lead the way for the Wildcats with two goals along with Kevin Kilma had two goals as well. The other goal was scored by Will Bowers.

Season Series
Head to Head: 0-0-0-0 = 0 points
September 25 Moncton at Halifax – 7pm
October 18 Halifax at Moncton – 7pm
October 22 Moncton at Halifax – 7pm
November 13 Halifax at Moncton – 7pm
December 17 Moncton at Halifax – 7pm
December 28 Moncton at Halifax – 7pm
January 30 Halifax at Moncton – 7pm
March 11 Moncton at Halifax – 7pm
March 18 Halifax at Moncton – 7pm

Out of town
Titan vs Screaming Eagles 7:00pm
Sea Dogs vs Islanders 7:00pm
Drakkar vs Olympique 8:00pm
Fourers vs Oceanic 8:00pm
Armada vs Phoenix 8:00pm
Huskies vs Tigre 8:00pm
Sagueneen vs Voltigeurs 8:30pm

After the Buzzer 
Halifax will welcome their provincial rivals, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to town on Sunday. Puck drop is at 3:00pm.


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