Moose Suffer 1st Extra Time Loss

A chance to jump over division rival Charlottetown Islanders and tie the Quebec Remparts in the standings disappeared when your Halifax Mooseheads squandered a 5-3 lead in the third period and eventually lost in a shootout. The Mooseheads welcomed the Remparts for the first Thursday night hockey game and didn’t take long to get on the board as Connor Moynihan got his 15th of the season 23 seconds into the match. This matchup had a few differences in it with offense versus defense as well as disciplined vs. undisciplined. As I mentioned in my preview, the Herd were the second team to score 100 goals this season while Quebec had the 5th lowest goals against coming into this evening. The Remparts came into the match with the least amount of penalty minutes while Halifax is on the other side of the spectrum but in this game were the more undisciplined team. Halifax took a 3-1 lead in to the middle frame and another four goals were scored in the second period giving the home team a 5-3 lead to the final period. Quebec tied the game, scoring twice by the 10 minute mark of the third and forced overtime. The extra five minutes couldn’t solve anything as both goaltenders stood up pretty tall in OT especially Callum Booth as the Moose seemed to be trying to do a lot of odd man rushes. Booth also stood tall during the shootout stopping all three shots he faced while Alexis Gravel could only stop one of two shots he faced. It gave the home team their first extra time loss of the year.

FINAL: Remparts 6 at Mooseheads 5 SO
Stars: 3. Ross MacDougall QUE | 2. Jocktan Chainey HAL | 1. Benoit-Olivier Groulx HAL
Attendance: 6,359
MC’s Top Herd: Jocktan Chainey

GAME LOG
First period
0:23 HAL Connor Moynihan (15) | A: Fortier & Lepage
3:58 HAL Cooper Jones (5) | A: Kennedy & Groulx
7:12 QUE Jonathan Bourcier (5), PP | A: MacDougall & Kurashev
13:14 HAL Bradley Kennedy (7), PP | A: Jones & Groulx

Second period
6:11 QUE Philipp Kurashev (8) | A: MacDougall & Buynitskiy
10:12 HAL Jocktan Chainey (3) | A: Hischier & Moynihan
13:32 QUE Jonathan Bourcier (6), PP | A: MacDougall & Boucher
17:52 HAL Nico Hischier (20), PP | A: Chainey & Moynihan

Third period
6:41 QUE Matthew Boucher (11) | A: none
9:53 QUE Olivier Garneau (7) | A: Bourcier & MacDougall

Overtime
None

Shootout
Round 1 – HAL Maxime Fortier (Save)     QUE Jonathan Bourcier (Goal)
Round 2 – HAL Nico Hischier (Save)     QUE Philipp Kurashev (Save)
Round 3 – Jared McIsaac (Save)

Powerplay: QUE – 2-for-3, HAL – 2-for-6
Shots: 47-26 in favour of Halifax

MISSING IN ACTION: Walter Flower (injury), Arnaud Durandeau (injury) and Brett Crossley (injury)

SCORES
Shawinigan 5 at Moncton 1
Val-d’Or 2 at Rimouski 6

UP NEXT: Moose Country will welcome the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday afternoon. Puck drops at 3pm.

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