Hunter River’s Brent Andrews set up the game-winning goal Thursday as the Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Charlottetown Islanders 7-4 in Halifax.
It was one of three helpers the captain had on the night and spoiled the Islanders third period comeback.
Brooklyn’s Darcy Ashley and Andrew Ryan each scored twice for the Herd while Brian Lovell and Philippe Gadoury had one. Rookie Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two helpers in front of 7,755 fans at the Halifax Metro Centre.
Islanders’ rookie Daniel Sprong had a goal and two assists while linemates Spenser Cobbold and Alexandre Goulet had a goal and a helper.
Anthony Cortese also scored while Troy Vance had two assists and Bradley Kennedy one assist.
Zachary Fucale made 21 saves for the win while Eric Brassard made 31 saves in the loss.
Halifax held period leads of 3-2 and 4-2. Cortese and Goulet scored power-play goals 22 seconds apart seven minutes into the third to tie it. Ryan scored the winner five minutes later.
Halifax improves to 43-18-0-3 and has won nine in a row while Charlottetown is 20-37-2-5. The Isles play the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (33-26-1-3) Friday night at 7 p.m. in Sydney, N.S.