Mantha, Richard each score two goals in Val-d'Or victory
The Val-d’Or Foreurs scored five goals in the second period Friday en route to a 9-4 victory over the Charlottetown Islanders in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
The Islanders entered the period down 2-1, but quickly found themselves with a four-goal deficit as the host Foreurs scored three goals in three minutes early in the second period.
Charlottetown was outshot 15-6 in the middle stanza in front of a crowd of 1,781 at the Centre Air Creebec.
It was 7-1 going to the third period.
Val-d’Or improves to 4-4 while Charlottetown (6-1-0-1) dropped their first game in regulation.
Anthony Richard and Anthony Mantha each had a pair of goals for the Foreurs while singles went to Samuel Henley, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Maxime Presseault, David Henley and Timotej Sille.
Randy Gazzola had three assists while Julien Gauthier, Aube-Kubel, Anthony Beauregard, Pierre-Maxime Poudrier and former P.E.I. Rocket winger Louick Marcotte each had two helpers. Phil Pietroniro, Richard, Sille and Shawn Ouellette-St-Amant had an assist each.
Jack Nevins, Bradley Kennedy and Daniel Sprong had a goal and an assist for the Islanders. Kevin Laliberte, Kameron Kielly and Yan-Pavel Laplante added helpers in the loss.
The Islanders were 2-for-4 with the man advantage while the Foreurs were 2-for-8.
Francois Tremblay made 33 saves for the win.
Antoine Bibeau allowed four goals on 17 shots in 24 minutes before being replaced by Eric Brassard, who stopped 18 of 23 shots.
The Islanders complete their three-game road trip Saturday night when they play the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at 8 p.m. Atlantic. Charlottetown’s next home game is Friday when the Islanders host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.