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The Charlottetown Islanders fell behind early, battled back, but lost 6-4 on Friday in Sydney, N.S. in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
Daniel Sprong opened the scoring for the Islanders, but the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles scored the next five goals to take a commanding 5-1 lead to the third period.
Bradley Kennedy with two goals and Spenser Cobbold with a single brought the Islanders within a goal with 1:35 to play in the third. Raphael Corriveau, with his second of the game, iced it with an empty-net tally with 33 seconds to play.
Guillaume Gauthier had two goals and two assists while Jeremy Beaudry and Cameron Darcy each had a goal and an assist in the win.
Cobbold and Alexandre Goulet each had two helpers for the Islanders while Troy Vance, Robert Pelletier, Anthony Cortese and Julien Avon each had one.
Alex Bureau stopped 27 shots for the win while Mason McDonald made 39 saves in the loss.
The Screaming Eagles held period leads of 3-1 and 5-1. Cape Breton went 2-for-3 on the power play while Charlottetown was 0-for-2.
Cape Breton improved to 30-24-1-3 while Charlottetown drops to 18-35-1-4. The Islanders are one point up on Shawinigan for the final playoff spot, but have played one less game then the Cataractes.
Charlottetown returns home to play the Saint John Sea Dogs Sunday at 3 p.m.