Martineau leads Ea­gles to win over Ti­gres

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Phélix Martineau fired a pair of goals and was named first star as he led the Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gles to a 4-2 win over the Victoriaville Ti­gres on Sun­day in front of 2,194 fans at Colisée Des­jardins.

The win was the sec­ond in a row for Cape Bre­ton (31-19-22). They opened their Que­bec road trip with a 4-1 tri­umph over the Sher­brooke Phoenix on Fri­day.

With his team trail­ing 2-1, Martineau net­ted the equal­izer mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod and put the game on ice with an in­sur­ance tally late in the third.

Rookie blue-liner Sacha Roy’s goal early in the fi­nal frame stood up as the win­ner. Vasily Glo­tov’s 12th of the cam­paign opened the scor­ing in the first.

For­mer Ea­gles de­fence­man Bradley Lalonde and Ivan Kosorenkov replied for the Ti­gres in the set­back.

Be­tween the pipes, Kyle Jes­si­man only needed to make 16 saves for the win. He im­proved his record to 16-14-2-2. James Po­vall stopped 25 pucks in the loss.

The Scream­ing Ea­gles con­tinue their busy Que­bec road odyssey with four games in five nights. They play in Que­bec on Tuesday, Shaw­ini­gan on Wed­nes­day, Val-d’Or on Fri­day and Rouyn-No­randa on Satur­day.

They’ll re­turn home for back-to-back games Feb. 23-24 against Sher­brooke and Saint John, re­spec­tively.

DENIS MORIN PHOTO

The ac­tion un­folds in front of Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gles goal­tender Kyle Jes­si­man dur­ing Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League play Sun­day in Victoriaville, Que. Jes­si­man picked up the win as Cape Bre­ton de­feated the Ti­gres, 4-2.

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