Rocket starts road trip with victory

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Currie, Duffy, Beran all have big offensive nights in Bathurst

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Alex Micallef scored the winner 1:27 into overtime as the P.E.I. Rocket downed the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-5 Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Ben Duffy set up the winner for one of his three assists on the night to go along with his 28th goal of the season.

Josh Currie scored three times, including one on the power play and another shorthanded. He now has 38 goals and 74 points to lead the league in both categories.

Jack Nevins had the Rocket’s other goal.

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Matej Beran had three assists while singles went to Matthew Bursey, Erik Robichaud and Jimmy Oligny.

Michael Beaudry scored twice and set up three more for the host Titan. Singles went to Marc-Olivier Brouillard, Patrick Walsh and Christophe Lalancette.

Zach O’Brien has two assists while singles went to Sean Girard, Lalancette and Patrik Zdrahal.

Antoine Bibeau made 33 saves for the victory. He also stopped Robert Pelletier on a first period penalty shot.

Jacob Brennan stopped five of eight shots before being replaced by Mason McDonald to start the second period. MacDonald made 37 saves in the loss for the Titan (18-22-5-1).

The win breaks the Rocket’s two-game slide and improves P.E.I. to 25-17-2.

The Rocket led 3-1 after the first and the game was tied 4-4 heading to the third. The Titan scored two goals 21 seconds apart with four minutes remaining in the second.

P.E.I. held a 25-10 shot advantage in the third period.

The Rocket plays in Baie-Comeau (29-11-2-2) Friday and in Chicoutimi (22-19-2-2) Saturday.

Organizations: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Geographic location: Bathurst, Baie-Comeau, Chicoutimi

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  • Fan
    January 17, 2013 - 08:34

    Can't understand why this team is not getting more fans out to games, we are 3rd in the division, 8th overall in the league and only a few points separate 8th from 5th, a far cry as to where the Hockey News predicted they would finish (last). Not to mention we have the top 2 scorers in the Q not only that they 2 of the top scorers in the country (Q, OHL, WHL) both are from the Maritimes. and are one of 4 teams to beat the Mooseheads. What more do you people need!!!!

    • Islander
      January 17, 2013 - 11:41

      Would be nice to have a team that can contend for the league title for a change or even for once a team that can be considered a top tier team in the league. I think that would get more people out to the games rather than always being a mid to lower pack team who considers a success to be getting out of the first round of the playoffs.