Hertzberg, Adam reach milestones in Eagles win
SYDNEY — Viktor Hertzberg set a rookie team record for points while Luke Adam scored his 100th Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goal as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles doubled the P.E.I. Rocket 4-2 Friday at the Charlottetown Civic Centre.
Hertzberg’s assist in the second period gave him 46 points, one better than the previous benchmark set by James Sheppard during his rookie season in 2004-05.
Luke Adam led the Eagles’ attack with two goals and an assist, reaching the century mark on the power play at 9:20 of the third for the game winner. He’d add an empty net goal with 15 seconds left in regulation, his 37th of the season.
Stephen Horyl, back from an upper-body injury he suffered Dec. 29, and Marc Bourgeois also scored for Cape Breton.
The Eagles (31-18-2-3, 67 points) moved three points ahead of the Rocket (29-20-2-4) for third place in the Atlantic Division standings. The victory was also the third straight for Cape Breton.
Josh Currie opened the scoring and gave the Rocket a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. Bourgeois and Horyl replied in the second to give the Eagles a 2-1 advantage, but Adam Polaset tied things up on the power play for the Rocket early in the third, which set the stage for Adam.
In goal, Olivier Roy improved his record to 24-18 after making 25 saves. Evan Mosher deflected 32 shots in a losing cause.
Cape Breton went 1-for-5 on the power play, while the Rocket were 1-for-6.
The Eagles will look to continue their winning ways tonight when they play the Halifax Mooseheads at the Metro Centre. The puck drops at 7 p.m. NOTE: Ashton Bernard (wrist) made his return to the lineup. He’s been out since Jan. 14.