Screaming Eagles flying high with another win
SYDNEY — The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles defeated the Shawinigan Cataractes 4-1 on Saturday to continue their impressive climb up the Québec
Major Junior Hockey
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.