Streaks Are Over

Otto Somppi takes a faceoff

Otto Somppi takes a faceoff

Well the streaks are over. The Halifax Mooseheads are no longer undefeated on home ice this season after a visit from the 3rd ranked Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who skated away with a 4-2 victory on Friday night. It was also the annual Pink in the Rink event at the Scotiabank Centre, which the Herd had won the last four years but they had no such luck tonight. There was a lot of back and forth action, mostly in the middle of the rink in the first 7 minutes of the game with both teams only having two shots each. Rouyn-Noranda got on the board first with a goal from Peter Abbandonato 9:17 minutes into the game. Abbandonato was parked right in front of the net and chipped in the behind the net pass. Less than two minutes later, Antoine Waked made it 2-0 Huskies with a shot that Kevin Resop looked like he might’ve had but it went off his glove and trickled into the net. When the Mooseheads play the Quebec teams, sometimes it’s hard to believe that they only play two times a season with all the physical stuff that happens. That was the case tonight, there were quite a few penalties (a couple that probably shouldn’t have counted) with Keigan Goetz having to sit in the box 4 times himself. In the third period there were a number of scrums between the two teams.

FINAL: Huskies 4 at Mooseheads 2
Stars: 3. Jocktan Chainey HAL | 2. Mathieu Boucher ROU | 1. Peter Abbandonato ROU
Attendance: 7,410
MC’s Top Herd: Kevin Resop

GAME LOG
First period
9:17 ROU Peter Abbandonato (4) | A: Dzierkals & Boucher
11:05 ROU Antoine Waked (6) | A: none

Second period
3:09 ROU Peter Abbandonato (5), PP | A: Fontaine & Boucher
6:24 HAL Connor Moynihan (7) | A: Charlesbois & Hischier

Third period
18:11 ROU Philippe Myers (3), EN/SH | A: Fontaine & Harvey
18:29 HAL Ben Higgins (3), PP | A: Dachyshyn & Groulx

Powerplay: ROU – 1-for-7, HAL – 1-for-6
Shots: tied at 24 a piece

MISSING IN ACTION – Brett Crossley, Anthony Sorrentino

SCORES
Acadie-Bathurst 4 at Moncton 1
Val-d’Or 1 at Saint John 4
Blainville-Boisbriand 8 at Sherbrooke 2
Cape Breton 2 at Gatineau 4
Victoriaville 4 at Rimouski 5 OT
Charlottetown 3 at Baie–Comeau 6
Quebec 2 at Drummondville 2
Shawinigan 2 at Chicoutimi 0

UP NEXT: Halifax will welcome the Val-d’Or Foreurs to the Scotiabank Centre on Sunday afternoon. Puck drops at 3pm.

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