Eagles rally in thing to double Sea Dog
Olivier Roy ties franchise record for most Q career wins
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.
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.