The Halifax Mooseheads are a win away from the President’s Cup Final.
The Mooseheads grabbed a 3-0 series lead over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies with a 3-2 overtime victory last night at Iamgold Arena. Game 4 of the semi-final series is tomorrow night in Rouyn-Noranda.
Jonathan Drouin scored the winner at 16:01 of overtime. It was the second straight game that required overtime in this series. Although all three games have been close.
Konrad Abeltshauser and Stefan Fournier also scored for the Moose while Marcus Power and Francis Perron scored for the Huskies. Former Sea Dogs forward and current Moosehead Stephen MacAulay had an assist, three shots, a hit, and two penalty minutes.
In the other semi-final, the Blainville-Boisbraind Armada finally showed some life as they defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3-0. The Drakkar still lead that series 2-1 with Game 4 going tonight in Boisbriand.
Former Sea Dogs forward Ryan Tesink, playing in just his third game of this year’s playoffs, scored his first of the post-season in the second period. It was his first goal since January 5. The St. Louis Blues prospect added four shots, four penalty minutes, and a +1 rating in the game.
Xavier Ouellet and Christopher Clapperton also had goals for the Armada. Etienne Marcoux only had to make 17 saves for the shutout victory.
If you haven’t heard, Armada forward and New Jersey Devils prospect Stefan Matteau was cut by the team. Cedrick Henley chirped him on Twitter. The QMJHL playoffs, man.