It didn’t start very good but the first pre-season game of the 2016-17 Halifax Mooseheads year ended well. The Saint John Sea Dogs got on the board first just 38 seconds in to the match with a goal by Cedric Pare but that would be the only goal 2nd round draft pick Alexis Gravel would let in as the Mooseheads went on to win the game 4-1. For Halifax it was a mix of young veterans and rookies leading the way on the score sheet. 2016 second overall selection Jared McIsaac tied the game for the Herd early in the second period while sophomore Ilya Putintsev scored the go ahead goal less than a minute later. Sea Dogs goaltender Alex D’Orio played the whole game while Kirklin Allen came in for the third period for the Moose.
Halifax-Saint John Game at a Glance
FINAL: Halifax 4 at Saint John 1
Halifax scorers: Jared McIsaac, Ilya Putintsev, Ben Higgins, Raphael Lavoie
Saint John scorers: Cedric Pare
Powerplay: HFX – 0/6, SNB – 0/6
Shots: Mooseheads – 46, Sea Dogs – 16