It was one other shut name for the Halifax Mooseheads in Charlottetown on Saturday.
The Mooseheads took the first-place Islanders to extra time however could not fairly recover from the hump in a 3-2 loss in entrance of 970 followers on the Eastlink Centre. It was the eighth straight loss to the Islanders for the Mooseheads, who haven’t been on the proper facet of the rating towards them since Feb. 3.
“What I stated to my gamers between intervals was that simply getting again into this recreation and perhaps profitable it’s all a part of our development as a younger hockey group,” stated Mooseheads head coach J.J. Daigneault. “I am proud that the fellows fought again and picked up the one level. Clearly it is disappointing they scored with 13 seconds to go together with a face-off within the D zone however there are such a lot of constructive indicators.”
“It is all a part of our development. The younger youngsters that we have now proper now are going to be collectively for 2 or three years and we’re rising along with our successes and disappointments.”
– J.J. Daigneault, Mooseheads head coach
Regardless of the close to miss, there’s actually no disgrace in shedding to the Islanders. This can be a group that has solely misplaced 4 video games all season and is using a 13-game profitable streak. Charlottetown is first general within the QMJHL with a 28-4-0-0 file.
“To me, the stat that reveals the youth of our group is the extra time and shootout losses,” Daigneault stated. “We’ve got 5 extra time losses and three shootout losses and that is the signal of a group that has a tough time placing groups away and discovering a approach to win. However it’s principally the signal of a younger group.
“In case you check out Charlottetown, they haven’t any OT losses and no shootout losses. They normally do not let the sport go there. They’re an skilled group and so they’re proficient and that is the distinction between the 2 of us at the moment.”
The groups have been tied 1-1 after the primary interval and the Islanders went forward 2-1 within the second. Halifax’s Bobby Orr compelled extra time when his cross went in off Charlottetown defenceman Noah Laaouan with 3:05 left within the third interval. However Laaouan would get his redemption when he scored the winner in OT.
🚨 | Laaouan
🍏 | Peach
🍎 | Budgell pic.twitter.com/iO2DHxyP8O
— Charlottetown Islanders (@IslandersHKY) March 28, 2021
“It is all a part of our development,” Daigneault stated. “The younger youngsters that we have now proper now are going to be collectively for 2 or three years and we’re rising along with our successes and disappointments. Final week when these guys got here again towards us after we have been up 4-0, sure it was disappointing however we additionally discovered one thing and the top coach discovered one thing from that too. We’re all studying and our time will come.”
Thomas Casey and Brett Budgell additionally scored for the Islanders and Jordan Dumais had the opposite Mooseheads purpose.
Colten Ellis stopped 29 photographs for Charlottetown and Alexis Gravel made 35 saves for Halifax.
“Gravy made some enormous saves for us,” Daigneault stated. “It was in all probability one in all his finest video games of the season. He was actually sharp and that is signal going ahead. There have been loads of positives.”
35 saves for the 2nd Star Alexis Gravel.
— Halifax Mooseheads (@HFXMooseheads) March 28, 2021
The Mooseheads’ subsequent recreation is a rematch with the Islanders at residence on Thursday.
Notes: Brendan Tomilson, Keegan Hunt, Alexandre Tessier, Alexandre David, William Robitaille and Cole Foston didn’t play for the Mooseheads. … Islanders main scorer Cedric Desruisseaux prolonged his factors streak to 17 video games with a first-period help. He has 35 factors through the streak.