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Cape Breton Screaming Eagles defeat Charlottetown Islanders

Shawn Boudrias of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, right, skates the puck into the offensive zone as former Screaming Eagle Noah Laaouan of the Charlottetown Islanders slashes his stick during Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action at Centre 200 on Wednesday. Cape Breton won the game 6-2.
Shawn Boudrias of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, right, skates the puck into the offensive zone as former Screaming Eagle Noah Laaouan of the Charlottetown Islanders slashes his stick during Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action at Centre 200 on Wednesday. Cape Breton won the game 6-2. - Jeremy Fraser

SYDNEY, N.S. – Egor Sokolov, Mitchell Balmas and Declan Smith each had three points to lead the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to a 6-2 victory over the Charlottetown Islanders Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action in Sydney, N.S.

The game was scoreless after the first period. The Screaming Eagles took a 3-0 lead nine minutes into second period, but the Isles cut the deficit to one by the second intermission. The Screaming Eagles scored three more times in the final eight minutes.

The loss ended the Islanders five-game winning streak.

Sokolov had two goals while singles went to Balmas, Smith, Ryan Francis and Gabriel Proulx. Adam McCormick, Balmas and Smith had two assists while Antoine Crete-Belzile, Kyle Havlena and Sokolov each added one.

Brett Budgell scored both of the Islanders goals while assists went to Nikita Alexandrov, Jordan Maher, Colin Van Den Hurk and Thomas Casey.

William Grimard made 27 stops for the victory while Matthew Welsh allowed five goals on 29 shots.

Charlottetown was 1-for-4 on the power play and killing both of Cape Breton’s chances with the man advantage.

Cape Breton improved to 24-14-1-2 while Charlottetown is 25-11-2-1.

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