Scream­ing Ea­gles fly­ing high with an­other win

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SYD­NEY — The Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gles de­feated the Shaw­ini­gan Cataractes 4-1 on Satur­day to con­tinue their im­pres­sive climb up the Québec

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The home ice vic­tory, played be­fore 2,559 fans at Cen­tre 200, came just 24 hours after Cape Bre­ton shut out the mighty Hal­i­fax Moose­heads 3-0 at the same venue. Mitchell Bal­mas led the Scream­ing Ea­gles at­tack with two goals, while Olivier Bour­ret and Shaun Miller each scored once. Vin­cent Senez put Shaw­ini­gan on the board with less than four min­utes to play to spoil a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive shutout for Scream­ing Ea­gles goalie Kevin Man­dolese who turned aside 21 Cataractes shots. Cape Bre­ton had 29 shots on Shaw­ini­gan goalie Justin Blanchette, whose team sits 17th in the 18-team QMJHL with a record of 1028-1-3.

Satur­day’s win pushed the Scream­ing Ea­gles (26-14-1-2) into third place in the East­ern Con­fer­ence and fifth over­all. The Syd­ney-based squad will aim for its fourth straight win on Wed­nes­day when they travel to Monc­ton to take on the Wild­cats (24-14-3-2). The Scream­ing Ea­gles are back at Cen­tre 200 on Fri­day and Satur­day for games against the Wild­cats and Acadie-Bathurst Ti­tan (7-33-1-1) re­spec­tively.

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