Rookie camp is over but it ended on a good note. Your Halifax Mooseheads skated to a 4-3 shootout victory to end the first ever HubCity Showcase on Sunday evening and it gave the team the championship trophy. Halifax found themselves down 2-0 to the host Moncton Wildcats before 2016 draft pick Raphael Lavoie scored with a minute and 25 seconds left in the first period to close the gap. After a scoreless second period, 18 year old Gabriel Vanier scored 8 minutes in the third period to tie the game. Lavoie scored his second of the game with less than 8 minutes left but the Wildcats tied it with 2:02 left to send the game to overtime. Extra time solved nothing so the two teams went to a shootout where Lavoie and Jared McIsaac scored for the Moose and Mike Cyr was the only one to get a goal past goalie Alex Gravel.
Halifax-Moncton Game at a Glance
FINAL: Halifax 4 at Moncton 3 SO
Halifax scorers: Raphael Lavoie (2), Gabriel Vanier
Moncton scorers: Samuel Miesenheimer, Casey Fox, Brendan Bornstein
Powerplay: HFX – 0/3, MON – 0/3
Shots: Mooseheads – 42, Wildcats – 20