Scream­ing Ea­gles win streak ends at three

Cape Breton edged 6-5 by Shaw­ini­gan in see­saw game

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At the fi­nal buzzer, the pen­du­lum didn’t swing the way of the Cape Breton Scream­ing Ea­gles in a 6-5 see-saw loss to the Shaw­ini­gan Cataractes on Wed­nes­day.

The set­back in front of 3,538 fans at the Cen­tre Ger­vais Auto ended a three­game win­ning streak for the Scream­ing Ea­gles (32-20-2-2). Cataractes for­ward An­toine De­mers broke a 5-5 tie at 8:09 of the third pe­riod, a goal as­sisted by Lin­gan’s Ca­van Fitzger­ald.

The Scream­ing Ea­gles trailed 4-1 at one point in the sec­ond pe­riod, but stormed back to pull even on goals by Tyler Hyl­land, Pey­ton Hoyt and Mas­simo Carozza in the sec­ond half of the mid­dle frame. Gio­vanni Fiore book­ended Cape Breton’s of­fence with goals in the first and third, while chip­ping in an as­sist. Ross MacDougall had two helpers.

Sa­muel Gi­rard, Alexis D’Aoust and Mathieu Olivier each had a goal and two as­sists for the Cataractes (36-14-3-1). Bran­don Gignac had a goal and an as­sist, while Ni­cholas Welsh added a sin­gle.

Both start­ing goalies went the dis­tance be­tween the pipes. Zachary Boutilier made 27 stops in the win, while Kyle Jes­si­man de­flected 33 pucks in the loss. Jes­si­man’s record fell to 16-15-2-2 on the sea­son.

Cape Breton is in the mid­dle of a gru­el­ing road trip through Que­bec that sees them play six games in nine days. The team has two games re­main­ing on the odyssey: Fri­day against Val-d’Or and Satur­day ver­sus Rouyn-No­randa.

The Scream­ing Ea­gles re­turn to the friendly con­fines of Cen­tre 200 for back-to-back games Feb. 23 against Sher­brooke and Feb. 24 against Saint John.



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