The Halifax Mooseheads have their longest win streak of the season, getting victories in their last four games and on Friday it came with production from all 4 lines. Halifax is going up against another team that is below them in the standings and will look to take the first game of this home and home series between the Herd and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Bathurst on the other hand is coming into this afternoon’s game as losers of two straight. Rookie goaltender Alexis Gravel had a solid performance on Friday evening and could start today’s match up as Halifax is slowly moving up the standings with this winning streak. The Moose are one of four teams to not have a extra time loss so far this season and it would be surprising if they get their first one today.
This is the third match between these two teams this season. Halifax is 1-1-0-0 against the Titan so far while Acadie-Bathurst has a 1-1-0-0 record versus the Mooseheads. The two teams last met on October 26 in Moose Country where Nico Hischier broke a franchise record for most points in a game by a rookie with six after scoring a hat trick and assisting on the other 3 goals in a 6-4 victory. Kevin Resop made 29 saves.
Titan: 9-11-1-1 = 20 points (5th in Maritimes division, 15th overall)
Mooseheads: 12-10-0-0 = 24 points (3rd in Maritimes division, 8th overall)
HAL: Nico Hischier 36pts (17G & 19A), Maxime Fortier 36pts (11G & 25A), Connor Moynihan 22pts (13G & 9A)
BAT: Christophe Boivin 25pts (14G & 11A), Antoine Morand 24pts (9G & 15A), Dawson Theede 19pts (8G & 11A)
Acadie-Bathurst is coming off a 6-3 loss on Friday night at home against Saint John. Felix Boivin was named third star after scoring a goal and recording an assist for the Bathurst while Francis Lavallee picked up the loss stopping 18 of the Sea Dogs 21 shots in the final two periods.
Halifax is coming off a 5-1 victory over the Wildcats on Friday. Truro native Ben Higgins scored his first career hat trick to lead the Mooseheads in Moncton while Alexis Gravel was the busier of the two goaltenders, stopping 35 shots to get the win.
ALUM ON TITAN – none
October 12 Mooseheads 0 at Titan 3
October 26 Titan 4 at Mooseheads 6
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
Wildcats vs. Sea Dogs 4:00pm
Remparts vs. Sagueneens 4:00pm
Voltigeurs vs. Olympiques 5:00pm
Tigres vs. Cataractes 5:00pm
AFTER THE BUZZER
Halifax will travel to Bathurst to take on the Titan on Tuesday evening in the second match of the home and home series. Puck drops at 7pm.