Ea­gles rally in thing to dou­ble Sea Dog

Olivier Roy ties fran­chise record for most Q ca­reer wins

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gles bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit by scor­ing four unan­swered goals to de­feat the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-2 in Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League play at Har­bour Sta­tion, Sun­day.

Putting the Sea Dogs up 2-0 in the open­ing pe­riod were Will John­son at 7:11 and Jonathan Hu­berdeau, unas­sisted, at 11:39.

But Luke Adam put the Scream­ing Ea­gles on the board when he scored with 50 sec­onds re­main­ing in the first.

The sec­ond stanza went score­less.

Kalin Paul pot­ted the ty­ing goal 12:50 into the third frame, Ja­cob La­gacé lifted the even­tual win­ner at 14:14 and Nick MacNeil net­ted an unas­sisted in­sur­ance goal into the empty net with 30 sec­onds left in the match.

With the victory, Cape Bre­ton net­min­der Olivier Roy im­proved his record to 25-19 and tied the fran­chise record for most QMJHL ca­reer wins by a goal­tender at 87.

The league rec­og­nizes a team’s pre­vi­ous home­towns in its fran­chise record and the Scream­ing Ea­gles fran­chise’s pre­vi­ous homes were the Que­bec com­mu­ni­ties of Sorel, Ver­dun and Granby. Sorel goalie Claude Le­gris fin­ished his QMJHL ca­reer with 87 wins.

Saint John goalie Karel St. Lau­rent dropped his record to 154 with Sun­day’s loss.

Cape Bre­ton out­shot Saint John 36-34. Both teams went 0-for-5 on the power play.

The Scream­ing Ea­gles re­turn to Cen­tre 200 for a pair of games, Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. ver­sus the Shaw­ini­gan Cataractes, and Fri­day at 7 p.m. against the Hal­i­fax Moose­heads.

Steve Wad­den - Cape Bre­ton Post

Cape Bre­ton Trades­men goal­tender Michael Bour­geois stops a pow­er­play shot by Cory Ben­nett of the Pic­tou County Weeks, cen­tre, who was be­ing tied up by Trades­men de­fence­man Ryan Moore dur­ing the sec­ond pe­riod of Nova Sco­tia Ma­jor Midget Hockey League play­off action at Cen­tre 200 in Syd­ney, Sun­day. Pic­tou County won, 6-1, to tie the best-of-five quar­ter-fi­nal se­ries 2-2, forc­ing a de­cid­ing Game 5 in New Glasgow, Tues­day.

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