Martineau leads Eagles to win over Tigres
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.
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.