Adam’s three points leads Ea­gles to 4-1 victory over Moose­heads

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

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.

Ryan Taplin - Metro Hal­i­fax-Metro

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.

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