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Islanders snap three-game losing streak by beating Moosehads in Halifax


Brett Budgell had two goals and an assist Sunday to pace the Charlottetown Islanders to a 7-2 victory over the Halifax Mooseheads.

Jacob Goobie, a 16-year-old rookie, stopped 20 shots for his first win in his hometown of Halifax.

The Isles held 1-0 and 3-1 period leads but former Isles forward Kevin Gursoy brought the host Mooseheads to within one 1:52 into the final frame on a Halifax power play. The Islanders replied with three goals in eight minutes to take control of the contest.

Cole Edward had two goals while Mac Melancon, Gaetan Jobin and Zac Beauregard each tallied one. Captain Brendon Clavelle had three assists while Ethan Crossman added a pair and singles went to Will Trudeau, Justin Gill, Patrick LeBlanc, Beauregard, Drew Elliott, Jobin and Melancon.

Kyle Petten also scored for Halifax with assists going to Jeffrey Burridge, Cameron Whynot and D’Artagnan Joly. Cole McLaren made 30 saves in the loss.

Halifax went 1-for-3 on the power play while Charlottetown was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Charlottetown broke a three-game losing streak to improve to 23-16-5-0 while Halifax has lost back-to-back games and is 16-20-2-1.

The Islanders host the Cape Breton Eagles Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.

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