Gadoury scores three in Mooseheads win

Jason Malloy
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Islanders trail series 3-0

The Halifax Mooseheads scored three third period goals Tuesday to defeat the Charlottetown Islanders 4-1 and take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

They can wrap up the first round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League series with a win Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre.

“We’re not going to stop until the final buzzer rings,” said Islanders defenceman Luc Deschenes. “I don’t think anybody in that room wants to be done hockey this soon and we’re going to do everything we can to make a series out of it.”

He said the players were disappointed after going to the third period tied 1-1.

“We kind of let it get away and no one in that room is happy right now.”

Philippe Gadoury scored three times, including a pair on the power play, while Jonatahn Drouin had a goal and an assist. The Mooseheads have scored 10 goals on the power play during the series.

Islanders rookie right-winger Daniel Sprong, who opened the scoring with his third goal of the series, said it was a tough loss.

“It could have went either way and they capitalized on their opportunities,” he said.

“We’re disappointed but we’re confident. We know we can play with these guys, we proved it today.”

Mason McDonald again was peppered by the Mooseheads. He stopped 38 shots in the loss.

“He’s been keeping us in the game,” Sprong said.

Charlottetown led 1-0 after the first period and it was almost 2-0. There was a lengthy delay after a questionable goal at the end of the first period. The league’s video system went down and it had to go to the Eastlink video to determine the puck went in after the time had expired.

Brooklyn’s Darcy Ashley took a hit in the first period and went to the dressing room. He did not play the rest of the game.

Islanders left-winger Julien Avon was scratched from Tuesday’s game.

Organizations: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Eastlink Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Brooklyn

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Recent comments

  • PA volume much too loud!!
    March 25, 2014 - 21:31

    I am a season ticket holder and was at the game tonight. I enjoyed the game very much and the effort put forth be the young Islander team, especially Mason McDonald. However; I really do not know why the Islanders have the volume of the PA system turned up so loud! The PA system blares full volume during every stoppage of play. It was so loud and painful; that I stuffed paper into each ear and plug each ear during each stoppage of play! It really is not enjoyable to sit and bear the very, very loud PA system! Perhaps; this is a possible reason why there were so many empty seats at the East Link Center tonight!! If you don't like painfully loud noise; than you had better stay home; as I plan to do!!!!

    • Ryan
      March 26, 2014 - 07:32

      Oh please. Make the place into more of a morgue than it already is... The atmosphere in the rink is about the same as an old folks home.