The Halifax Mooseheads begin a four game road trip tonight when they visit the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Halifax has found ways to win despite being a very young group and questionable goaltending by veteran Kevin Resop. No word on who will start tonight. The Herd have won 3 straight, all at home, and will be looking to get their first victory away from the Scotiabank Centre. Bathurst on the other hand has yet to win on home ice, of course they’ve only played two games at the KC Irving Regional Centre. The Titan have lost 5 straight after getting a couple of victories over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Sydney during their opening weekend. Which streak will continue? We’ll have to wait until later this evening to find out.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. Last year, Halifax was 4-5-0-0 against the Titan while Acadie-Bathurst had a 5-4-0-0 record against the Mooseheads. The last matchup in the 2015-16 season was March 8. Maxime Fortier scored two goals to help the Herd to a 4-2 win over the Titan in the New Brunswick city while Kevin Resop made 39 saves to pick up the W.
Mooseheads: 5-2-0-0 = 10 points (3rd in Maritimes division, 5th overall)
Titan: 2-3-1-1 = 6 points (6th in Maritimes division, 15th overall)
BAT: Christophe Boivin 10pts (5G & 5A), Antoine Morand 8pts (3G & 5A), Dawson Theede 5pts (2G & 3A)
HAL: Maxime Fortier 13pts (6G & 7A), Otto Somppi 7pts (3G & 4A), Connor Moynihan 6pts (5G & 1A)
Halifax is coming off a 6-5 overtime victory on home ice against the Rimouski Oceanic. Maxime Fortier led the Mooseheads with a goal and 3 assists while import player Nico Hischier scored the OT winner. Kevin Resop was pulled 6 minutes into the third after letting 5 goals in on 15 shots.
Acadie-Bathurst is coming off a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Voltigeurs on Saturday night. Captain Jeffrey Truchon-Viel scored the first goal for the Titan while Danil Timchenko took the loss making 29 saves before being pulled after the 5th goal in Drummondville.
ALUM ON TITAN – none
October 12 Mooseheads at Titan – 7pm
October 26 Titan at Mooseheads – 7pm
November 20 Titan at Mooseheads – 2pm
November 22 Mooseheads at Titan – 7pm
December 14 Titan at Mooseheads – 7pm
February 2 Titan at Mooseheads – 7pm
February 17 Mooseheads at Titan – 7pm
February 24 Titan at Mooseheads – 7pm
March 10 Mooseheads at Titan – 7pm
OUT OF TOWN
Armada vs. Sea Dogs 8:00pm
Drakkar vs. Remparts 8:30pm
AFTER THE BUZZER
Halifax will now head to Quebec for a 3 game in 3 nights trip starting with a visit to the Shawinigan Cataractes on Friday. Puck drops at 8:30pm.