Adam’s three points leads Eagles to 4-1 victory over Mooseheads
HALIFAX — Luke Adam extended his points streak to a lucky 13 games as he scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to a 4-1 victory over the Halifax Mooseheads at the Metro Centre, Sunday.
Adams 13-game total includes 18 goals and eight assists.
Sunday’s triumph in front of 7,772 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League fans, was Cape Breton’s second in their homeand-home series with their provincial rivals. The Eagles won 6-4 at Centre 200, Friday.
The last-place Mooseheads led early in the second period of each game — 1-0 Sunday on a firstperiod goal by Tomas Knotek and 3-0 Friday — but ultimately succumbed to a more powerful squad.
Sunday, Halifax’s defence was in trouble after 19-year-old Pascal Amyot was injured late in the first period. Already without Garrett Clarke (suspension) and Steve Gillard (strep throat), the Herd was left with veteran Paul Dimitruk and four rookies, including two 16-year-olds.
The Screaming Eagles poured it on in a three-goal, 15-shot second period to grab a 3-1 lead and held on, although the Mooseheads youngsters did an admirable job defensively.
Cape Breton scored on some nice passing plays, with Adam netting a pair and Maxime Legault adding a single on the power play. Pier-Antoine Dion scored into an empty net with 11 seconds remaining.
The Screaming Eagles were 1for-7 on the power play, while the Mooseheads were 0-for-1.
In nets for Cape Breton, Olivier Roy stopped 27 shots to improve his record to 28-19. Mathieu Corbeil-Thériault was solid in the Halifax goal, earning third-star honours with 34 saves, though he dropped his record to 8-34 with the loss.
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles goalie Olivier Roy makes a pad save as Halifax Mooseheads forward Travis Randell provides a screen during Sunday’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game at the Halifax Metro Centre, Sunday. The Eagles won, 4-1.