© Jason Malloy
Ben Duffy is in his fifth season with the P.E.I. Rocket. The team starts its 10th season in Charlottetown Sept. 21.
Ben Duffy was in a giving mood Friday night.
The 20-year-old set up three goals to help the P.E.I. Rocket snap a three-game losing streak with a 5–2 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He leads the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 34 assists in 33 games this season.
Victor Provencher scored a pair of goals Friday while singles went to Alexis Pépin, Antoine Venne and Duffy into an empty netter. Provencher now has 16 on the season.
Duffy’s goal tied him with David Laliberte for the franchise record for career goals with 121.
Josh Currie had two assists while Jimmy Oligny had a single.
Currie and Duffy are now tied with 55 points atop the league’s scoring race.
Michael Clarke had a goal and an assist to lead the Screaming Eagles while Justin Haché scored the other marker. Bronson Beaton had two assists and Billy Hartley had a single.
Maxime Lagace made 19 saves for the victory while David Honzik stopped 22 shots in the loss.
P.E.I. improves to 18-13-2 while Cape Breton falls to 8-21-2-4.
The Rocket trailed 1-0 after the first and led 3-1 after 40 minutes.
The Rocket return home to play the Saint John Sea Dogs Sunday at 3 p.m.
Saint John beat Moncton 4-3 on Friday night to improve to 16-16.
The Sea Dogs will be without Jonathan Huberdeau who is with the Canadian Team going to the World Junior Hockey Championship in Russia.
Islander Mike Kelly coaches Saint John and has forwards Jason Cameron (Clyde River) and Stephen Anderson (Charlottetown) and defence Ryan Kelly (Charlottetown) playing for him.