What will Nico Hischier do now? The 17 year old broke a franchise record on Wednesday evening and will be looking to continue his point streak to seven games tonight when the Halifax Mooseheads travel to Sydney to take on provincial rivals, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles tonight. Hischier scored his first career hat trick two days ago and assisted on 3 others to break the Mooseheads record for most points in a single game by a rookie. He now leads the team in scoring and is fifth in the league. For the fourth time this month, Halifax will be a part of a breast cancer awareness game as the Screaming Eagles are hosting their Pink in the Rink event today. This game is also a part of the QMJHL’s rivalry week so the two teams will play a home and home series this weekend. Halifax and Cape Breton have the same record going into this weekend’s series so both teams could get some space from the other if one wins both games. Goaltending will once again play a factor just as it has all season. The Eagles have the 7th best goalie on their team in terms of goals against average with Kyle Jessiman boasting a 2.56 GAA. The Moose will put Kevin Resop in nets who is coming off one of his best performances I would say but the defense played well in front of him on Wednesday night which hasn’t happened much this year.
Mooseheads: 7-7-0-0 = 14 points (5th in Maritimes division, 12th overall)
Screaming Eagles: 7-7-0-0 = 14 points (4th in Maritimes division, 11th overall)
CAP: Jordan Ty Fournier 12pts (6G & 6A), Vasily Glotov 12pts (3G & 9A), Olivier LeBlanc 12pts (3G & 9A)
HAL: Nico Hischier 19pts (8G & 11A), Maxime Fortier 18pts (8G & 10A), Connor Moynihan 12pts (7G & 5A)
Halifax is coming off a 6-4 victory on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Centre against the Titan. Nico Hischier led the team with a three goals and six points while Kevin Resop stopped 29 of Acadie-Bathurst’s 33 shots to pick up the win.
Cape Breton is coming off a 5-2 win over Moncton on home ice also on Wednesday. Three different players had a goal and assist each while new goalie Colten Ellis stopped 23 shots against the Wildcats.
ALUM ON EAGLES – none
October 1 Cape Breton 4 at Halifax 6
October 28 Halifax at Cape Breton – 7pm
October 29 Cape Breton at Halifax – 7pm
December 10 Halifax at Cape Breton – 7pm
December 30 Halifax at Cape Breton – 7pm
December 31 Cape Breton at Halifax – 2pm
January 17 Halifax at Cape Breton – 7pm
March 3 Halifax at Cape Breton – 7pm
March 17 Cape Breton at Halifax – 7pm
OUT OF TOWN
Titan vs. Islanders 7:00pm
Sea Dogs vs. Wildcats 7:00pm
Remparts vs. Oceanic 8:00pm
Drakkar vs. Sagueneens 8:30pm
Armada vs. Olympiques 8:30pm
Voltigeurs vs. Phoenix 8:30pm
Foreurs vs. Huskies 8:30pm
AFTER THE BUZZER
The two provincial rivals will meet again tomorrow night in Halifax. Puck drops at 7pm.