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By: Jeremy Fraser
The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles suffered a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Wednesday night in front of 1,440 fans at the Iamgold Arena in Rouyn-Noranda, Que.
Jean-Sebastien Dea netted a pair of goals for Rouyn-Noranda, while Sven Andrighetto, Mathieu Lemay and Mathieu Brisebois each scored single markers for the Huskies, who improve to 5-1-0-0 on the season. William Carrier had both goals for the Screaming Eagles, who fall to 0-3-1-2 on the year.
Rouyn-Noranda jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on the power play at 4:39 of the first period as Jean-Sebastien Dea scored his league leading 10th goal of the season beating Screaming Eagle goaltender Philippe Trudeau, Mathieu Brisebois and Sven Andrighetto were given the assists.
Less than a minute later, the Huskies would take a 2-0 lead as Sven Andrighetto netted his fifth goal of the season shorthand, the goal was unassisted.
Cape Breton cut the Rouyn-Noranda lead to one at 6:23 of the opening frame as William Carrier found the back of the net for his second goal of the season on the power play, Alexandre Lavoie and Justin Haché picked up the helpers on the goal.
The Huskies regained the two goal lead at 10:45 of the first period as Mathieu Lemay notched his second goal of the season beating Trudeau shorthanded, the goal was unassisted.
The Screaming Eagles again pulled to within one as William Carrier buried his second goal of the game (third of the season) at 9:28 of the second period, Bronson Beaton and Michael Clarke recorded the assists.
Rouyn-Noranda was given a 4-2 lead at 4:47 of the third period as Jean-Sebastien Dea fired home his second goal of the game (11th of the season), Gabriel Desjardins and Sven Andrighetto were awarded with the helpers.
The Huskies would add another goal in the third period as Mathieu Brisebois scored his first goal of the season at 9:05 of the period, Sven Andrighetto and Marcus Power recorded the assists on the goal.
Alexandre Bélanger made 15 saves for his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League win for Rouyn-Noranda, his record improves to 1-0-0-0 while Philippe Trudeau turned aside 33 of 38 shots in the loss for Cape Breton, his record falls to 0-3-1-2.
The Screaming Eagles next game is Friday (October 5th) as they face the Huskies in a rematch at the Iamgold Arena in Rouyn-Noranda, Que. Game time is 8:30pm (AST). You can listen to the game live on 103.5 The Eagle with Kyle Moore starting with the pre-game show at 8pm. You can also watch the game live online with Telus (**Charges Apply**).
Wednesday Night Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Zach Beaton, Simon Darveau (Shoulder) and David Honzik (Shoulder).
Not in the lineup for Rouyn-Noranda: Forwards, Quinn O'Brien and Félix Caron along with defensemen Allan Caron and Alexandre Leclerc.
Shorthanded goals: The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies recorded two shorthanded goals in the game on Wednesday night. Sven Andrighetto and Mathieu Lemay netted the shorthanded markers for Rouyn-Noranda.
Fournier Back In Huskies Lineup: Rouyn-Noranda Huskie defenseman Dillon Fournier was back in the clubs lineup on Wednesday night. Fournier missed the Huskies first five games of the season.
Bélanger Records First Career QMJHL Win: Rouyn-Noranda Huskie goaltender Alexander Bélanger record his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League win on Wednesday night. Bélanger stopped 15 of 17 shots in the win for Rouyn-Noranda. Bélanger was drafted by the Huskies at the 2011 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft in round one, 18th overall.
Fights: There were two fights in the contest. Gabriel Slight (Rouyn-Noranda) Vs. Simon Desmarais (Cape Breton) and Liam O'Brien (Rouyn-Noranda) Vs. Kyle Campbell (Cape Breton).
Final shots on goal: 38-17 in favor of Rouyn-Noranda.
Cape Breton went 1/5 on the power play while Rouyn-Noranda went 1/7.
1st - (ROU) - Sven Andrighetto (1g, 4a, 5pts)
2nd - (ROU) - Gabriel Desjardins (2a, 2 pts)
3rd - (CAP) - William Carrier (2g, 2 pts)
Attendance on Wednesday night at the Iamgold Arena - 1,440