Hertzberg, Adam reach mile­stones in Ea­gles win

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

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.

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