The Halifax Mooseheads are still looking for their first win on the road. Halifax has started the season 0-4 away from the Scotiabank Centre but they’re a young team so to even be in the top half of the league standings is pretty good. The Herd are heading to Boisbriand today to take on the Armada who are pretty good at home in their own right, they have a 3-0-0-1 record at the Centre d’Excellence Sports Rousseau. For the second straight night, Halifax will be a part of a pink in the rink event that is not theirs as Blainville is hosting the annual event this evening. Despite being the youngest team in the league, there have been promising lights to start the season. Veteran Maxime Fortier is once again the team leader in points, five of the remaining 6 player rookies (Raphael Lavoie has left the team) have at least a point while three of them have goals and goaltender Alexis Gravel has a 2.45 goals against average in 146 minutes of action. Today’s game is the second of a 3 games in 3 nights Quebec road trip for the Moose and they’re going up against some good teams. Blainville has won a lot of tight games and have scored the third lowest amount of goals but they haven’t given up too many either. Will our boys get their first road win today? We’ll have to wait and see.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. Last year, Halifax was 1-1-0-0 against the Armada while Blainville had a 1-0-1-0 record versus the Mooseheads. The last matchup in the 2015-16 season was October 8, 2015. Timo Meier had 2 goals and four points including the game winner to lead Halifax to a 5-4 overtime victory while Eric Brassard made 21 saves to pick up the win.
Mooseheads: 5-4-0-0 = 10 points (3rd in Maritimes ivision, 7th overall)
Armada: 5-3-0-1 = 11 points (3rd in West division, 6th overall)
BLB: Alexandre Alain 6pts (3G & 3A), TJ Melancon 6pts (2G & 4A), Yvan Mongo 5pts (4G & 1A)
HAL: Maxime Fortier 13pts (6G & 7A), Connor Moynihan 7pts (5G & 2A), Nico Hischier 7pts (3G & 4A)
Halifax is coming off a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Cataractes on Friday night. Taylor Ford led the Mooseheads with a goal and an assist while Kevin Resop made 24 saves on 30 shots to take the loss in Shawinigan.
Blainville-Boisbriand is coming off a 3-2 overtime victory over Saint John on Wednesday night. Alexandre Alain scored the OT winner for the Amarda on home ice while Samuel Montembeault stopped 27 of the Sea Dogs 29 shots for the win.
ALUM ON ARMADA – none
October 15 Halifax at Blainville-Boisbriand – 5pm
December 9 Blainville-Boisbriand at Halifax – 7pm
OUT OF TOWN
Sagueneens vs. Sherbrooke 5:00pm
Islanders vs. Screaming Eagles 7:00pm
Huskies vs. Voltigeurs 8:00pm
Foreurs vs. Sea Dogs 8:00pm
Tigres vs. Wildcats 8:00pm
AFTER THE BUZZER
Halifax will finish their 3 night Quebec road trip on Sunday afternoon with a visit to Victoriaville to take on the Tigres. Puck drops at 5pm.