Sprong, Cooper, Chlapik combine for 10 points in 7-6 win
Charlottetown Islanders captain Oliver Cooper scored 2:51 into overtime Friday in a 7-6 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Sydney, N.S.
The Islanders led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game 5-1 a minute into the third period. Cape Breton scored five goals in the next nine minutes to take a 6-5 lead.
Filip Chlapik scored his second of the game with 3:12 to play to tie the game and force overtime.
Jake Coughler and Nicolas Leblond gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead after the first period while Cooper and Chlapik made it 4-1 going to the third.
Dexter Weber scored in his first game back from an upper-body injury early in the third.
Daniel Sprong had four assists for the Islanders while Bradley Kennedy had two assists and singles went to Chlapik, Cooper, Samuel Blais and goalie Mason McDonald.
Giovanni Fiore had two goals and an assist for Cape Breton while Jordan Ty Fournier, Maxim Lazarev, Massimo Carozza and Evgeny Svechnikov also scored.
McDonald made 41 saves for the win while Alexandre Belanger stopped seven of 10 shots in the loss. He replaced Charlottetown native Daryl MacCallum, who allowed four goals on 14 shots in 28:13.
Charlottetown was 1-for-5 on the power play while Cape Breton was 1-for-4.
The Islanders improved to 22-23-5-2 while the Screaming Eagles are 25-22-5-1.
Charlottetown plays the Halifax Mooseheads Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Nova Scotia capital.