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By: Jeremy Fraser
The Moncton Wildcats did not disappoint during their home opener on Friday night as they knocked off the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 7-4 in front of 5,223 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League fans at the Moncton Coliseum.
Allain Saulnier, Dmitri Jaskin and Ryan Penny each had a pair of goals for Moncton while Jonathan Racine scored the lone single marker for the Wildcats, who improve to 2-2-0-0 on the season. Kyle Farrell, Simon Darveau, Raphaël Corriveau and Alexandre Lavoie each found the back of the net for the Screaming Eagles, who fall to 0-2-1-1 on the year.
Kyle Farrell opened the scoring in the game for Cape Breton at 6:29 of the first period as he scored his second goal of the season beating Wildcat goaltender Alex Dubeau, Alexandre Lavoie and Justin Haché were given the assists.
The Wildcats would tie the game at one on the power play as Allain Saulnier netted his second goal of the season at 13:07 of the opening frame, Alex Saulnier and Jonathan Racine picked up the helpers.
Less then a minuter later, Simon Darveau gave the Screaming Eagles a 2-1 lead as he notched his first goal of the season at 13:42 of the first period, William Carrier and Jean-Simon Deslauriers recorded the assists on the goal.
Moncton would tie the game at two as Ryan Penny buried his first goal of the season beating Screaming Eagle goaltender Philippe Trudeau at 17:16 of the first frame, Alex Saulnier and Danick Emond found the score sheet with the helpers.
The Wildcats took the lead just 43 seconds into the second period as Penny scored his second goal of the game (second of the season) with the assists being awarded to Ivan Barbashev and Danick Emond.
Dmitri Jaskin made the score 4-2 for the Wildcats as he fired home his third goal of the season at 2:26 of the second period, Ivan Barbashev and Mitchell Deruelle were given credit for the helpers.
Cape Breton would cut the Moncton lead to one as Raphaël Corriveau found the back of the net for his second goal of the season on the power play at 5:00 of the middle frame, Jean-Simon Deslauriers and Jonathan Oligny added the assists on the goal.
The Wildcats regained the two goal lead as Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Racine fired home his first goal of the season on the power play at 7:45 of the second period, Allain Saulnier and Alex Saulnier were given the helpers.
The Screaming Eagles again cut the Wildcats lead to one as Alexandre Lavoie netted his third goal of the season on the power play at 16:09 of the middle stanza, William Carrier and Kyle Farrell picked up the assists.
Moncton took a 6-4 lead into the second intermission as Dmitri Jaskin second his second goal of the game (fourth of the season) at 17:27 of the second, Ivan Barbashev and Jacob Sweeney recorded the helpers on the goal.
Allain Saulnier would give the Wildcats a 7-4 lead as he notched his second goal of the game (third of the season) at 4:17 of the third period, the goal was unassisted.
Alex Dubeau made 26 saves in the win for Moncton, his record improves to 2-2-0-0 while Philippe Trudeau turned aside 25 of 32 shots before being replaced by Alex Bureau who stopped all seven shots he faced in his 15:43 of relief. Trudeau did pick up the loss, his record falls to 0-2-1-1.
The Screaming Eagles next game is Saturday (September 29th) as they take on the Halifax Mooseheads at the Halifax Metro Centre. Game time is 7pm. You can listen to the game live on 103.5 The Eagle with Kyle Moore starting with the pre-game show at 6:30pm. You can also watch the game live online with Telus (**Charges Apply**).
Friday Night Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Cole Murphy, Zach Beaton, Simon Desmarais and David Honzik (Shoulder)
Not in the lineup for Moncton: Forwards, Stephen Johnson, Brett Malone and Christophe Lalonde along with defensemen Samuel Roussy (Shoulder), Jake Primeau and Patrick Downe (suspended).
Home Opener: The Screaming Eagles/Wildcats game in Moncton on Friday night marked the Wildcats 2012-13 home opener. During the pre-game ceremonies, former Wildcat goaltender Corey Crawford was honored by dropping the ceremonially puck. Crawford played four seasons with the Wildcats from 2001-2005. The Montreal, Que, native is currently a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Darveau Nets First Goal As Screaming Eagle: Cape Breton captain Simon Darveau scored his first goal as a Screaming Eagle on Friday night in Moncton. Darveau gave Cape Breton a 2-1 lead at 13:42 of the first period.
First Career QMJHL Game: Moncton left winger Kyle Haas made his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Wildcat debut on Friday night. The 18-year-old Haas was signed as a free agent by Moncton on Friday. Haas last season played in the Western Hockey League with the Saskatoon Blades.
Bureau Gets First Career 'Q' Regular Season Action: Screaming Eagle goaltender Alex Bureau got his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regular season game action on Friday night in Moncton. Bureau appeared in 15:43 of action following replacing Philippe Trudeau, who allowed seven goals on 32 shots. Bureau stopped all seven shots he faced.
Fights: There were two fights in the contest. Jonathan Oligny (Cape Breton) Vs. Yannick Veilleux (Moncton) and Blake Millman (Cape Breton) Vs. Kyle Haas (Moncton).
Final shots on goal: 39-30 in favor of Moncton.
Cape Breton went 2/7 on the power play while Moncton went 4/6.
1st - (MON) - Dmitri Jaskin (2g, 1a, 3 pts)
2nd - (MON) - Ryan Penny (2g, 2pts)
3rd - (MON) - Allain Saulnier (2g, 1a, 3pts)
Attendance on Friday night at the Moncton Coliseum - 5,223