The Guardian (Charlottetown)

DesRoches helps Sea Dogs to post-season win

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Days Corner’s Charlie DesRoches had a pair of assists Tuesday as the Saint John Sea Dogs started the New Brunswick round-robin of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs with a win.

The host Sea Dogs defeated the Moncton Wildcats 6-2.

Nicholas Girouard, Jeremie Poirier, Brady Burns, Leighton Carruthers, Peter Reynolds and Riley Bezeau scored in the win. Ryan Francis, Josh Lawrence and Zachary Alchorn each chipped in a pair of helpers.

Francois Langlois and Jacob Hudson each had a goal and an assist for Moncton.

Zachary Emond made 22 saves for the win while rookie Vincent Filion stopped 27 shots in the loss.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first period with the Sea Dogs taking a 4-2 lead to the third.

Saint John was 1-for-3 on the power play while Moncton was 1-for-4.

DesRoches, a defenceman who turns 19 on Saturday, is in his third season with the Sea Dogs after being drafted in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2018 draft.

He had four goals and 22 assists for 26 points in 32 regular season games this season.

Simon Hughes, a rookie forward from Stratford, also played for Saint John.

Former Charlottet­own Islanders defenceman Anthony Hamel had a shot, two hits and two penalty minutes for the Wildcats.

He was traded to Moncton in a December deal for veteran blue-liner Sean Stewart.

The Sea Dogs host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan today at 7 p.m. as the three-team, nine-game round robin continues.

The winner will play the Charlottet­own Islanders to determine the Maritimes Division champs, who will play in the league’s semifinals against three Quebec-based teams.

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Charlie DesRoches CONTRIBUTE­D

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