Moose Sweep Home & Home Series

Newly acquired Frederic Aube helped his new team to a big victory over last place Moncton Wildcats on Friday evening at the Scotiabank Centre. Aube scored the first goal of the game around the eight minute mark which prompted the fans in attendance to throw their stuffed animals onto the ice. Tonight’s match against the Cats was the Mooseheads annual Teddy Bear Toss game and because of it, Eastlink TV decided to come to town and broadcast it. Halifax got out to a fast start against their divisional rivals, leading 3-0 after 20 minutes. The team had 22 shots in the first. Aube also helped Max Fortier get his 20th goal of the season during the period while Raphael Lavoie scored his second goal since returning to the team. Moncton made it interesting in the middle frame scoring twice in 21 seconds more than half way into the period. Nico Hischier scored shortly after to clinch the deal for the home team, he also recorded a shorthanded goal in the third period. It was Hischier’s first game since returning from the World Juniors, his participation of which was recognized before puck drop. 

FINAL: Wildcats 2 at Mooseheads 6
Stars: 3. Arnaud Durandeau HAL | 2. Nico Hischier HAL | 1. Frédéric Aubé HAL
Attendance: 7,059
MC’s Top Herd: Frederic Aube

GAME LOG
First period
8:17 HAL Frédéric Aubé (5) | A: Fortier & Hischier
8:48 HAL Maxime Fortier (20) | A: Durandeau & Aubé
16:00 HAL Raphaël Lavoie (2) | A: McIssac

Second period
12:00 MON Julien Tessier (2) | A: Cyr & McKenna
12:21 MON  Alexandre Renaud (3) | A: Tessier & Blackmore
13:06 HAL Nico Hischier (24) | Aubé & Durandeau

Third period
14:52 HAL Frédéric Aubé (6) | A: Durandeau & Hischier
15:51 HAL Nico Hischier (25), SH | A: Fortier

Powerplay: MON – 0-for-4, HAL – 0-for-5
Shots: 46-26 in favour of the Mooseheads

MISSING IN ACTION: Walter Flower (injury), Connor Moynihan (injury), Barrett Dachyshyn (injury), Jocktan Chainey (suspension), Jake Coughler

SCORES
Cape Breton 4 at Charlottetown 2
Acadie Bathurst 1 at Saint John 5
Gatineau 2 at Victoriaville 6
Chicoutimi 0 at Blainville 3
Quebec 1 at Rouyn Noranda 6
Sherbrooke 2 at Shawinigan 4

UP NEXT: Halifax will welcome the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday to town as they battle on Sportsnet. Puck drops at 4pm.

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