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By: Jeremy Fraser
The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hung on for their first win of the 2012-13 season as they defeated the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4-3 on Friday night in front of 2,043 fans on hand at the Iamgold Arena in Rouyn-Noranda, Que.
William Carrier, Michael Clarke, Kyle Campbell and Alexandre Lavoie each netted goals for the Screaming Eagles, who improve to 1-3-1-2 on the season. Maxime St-Cyr, Gabriel Desjardins and Francis Perron replied with goals for the Huskies, who fall to 5-2-0-0 on the year.
After a scoreless first period, Rouyn-Noranda got the scoring started as Maxime St-Cyr netted his second goal of the season beating Screaming Eagle goaltender Philippe Trudeau at 6:39 of the second period, Steven Mercier and Mathieu Lemay were given the assists.
Cape Breton would tie the game at one as William Carrier extended his point streak to seven games with his fourth goal of the season at 14:51 of the middle frame, the goal was unassisted.
The Screaming Eagles took the lead at 18:03 of the second period as Michael Clarke scored his third goal of the season beating Huskie goaltender Robin Gusse, Kyle Farrell and Alexandre Lavoie picked up the helpers on the goal.
Cape Breton was given a 3-1 lead as Kyle Campbell fired home his first goal of the season at 2:07 of the third period, Kyle Farrell and Alexandre Lavoie found the score sheet with the assists.
Just over a minute later, the Huskies would cut the Screaming Eagles lead to one as 20-year-old left winger Gabriel Desjardins notched his third goal of the season, Andrew O'Brien had the lone helper on the goal.
The Screaming Eagles regained the two goal lead as Alexandre Lavoie buried his fourth goal of the season on a breakaway at 10:38 of the third period, the goal was unassisted.
Rouyn-Noranda would again pull to within one to make the game interesting at 13:19 of the final stanza as Francis Perron scored his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goal beating Trudeau, Mathieu Brisebois recorded the lone assist on the goal.
Philippe Trudeau made 22 saves in the win for Cape Breton, his record improves to 1-3-1-2 while Robin Gusse turned aside 16 of 20 shots in the loss for Rouyn-Noranda, his record falls to 3-2-0-0.
The Screaming Eagles next game is tomorrow (Saturday, October 6th) as they head to Val-D'or, Que, to face the Foreurs. Game time is 8pm (AST) from the Air Creebec Centre. You can listen to the game live on 103.5 The Eagle with Kyle Moore starting with the pre-game show at 7:30pm. You can also watch the game live online with Telus (**Charges Apply**).
Friday Night Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Simon Darveau (shoulder), Gareth Nicholson, Zachery Moody and David Honzik (shoulder).
Not in the lineup for Rouyn-Noranda: Forwards, Gabriel Slight and Félix Caron along with defensemen Cody Donaghey and Alexandre Leclerc.
Carrier Extends Point Streak To Seven: Cape Breton Screaming Eagle left winger William Carrier extended his point streak to seven games on Friday night as he scored Cape Breton's first goal of the game against the Huskies. Carrier, who is a 2013 NHL draft eligible player, currently has 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in seven games for the Screaming Eagles.
First Career QMJHL Goal: Rouyn-Noranda Huskie left winger Francis Perron scored his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goal on Friday night. Perron cut the Screaming Eagles lead to one at 13:19 of the third period. Perron was drafted by the Huskies at the 2012 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft in round one, 6th overall.
Hits: Huskie defenseman Andrew O'Brien recorded seven hits in the contest while Screaming Eagle right winger Raphaël Corriveau posted six hits. Final hits in the game were 38-30 in favor of Cape Breton.
Final shots on goal: 25-20 in favor of Rouyn-Noranda.
Cape Breton went 0/1 on the power play while Rouyn-Noranda went 0/3.
1st - (CAP) - Alexandre Lavoie (1g, 2a, 3pts)
2nd - (ROU) - Gabriel Desjardins (1g, 1pt)
3rd - (CAP) - Kyle Farrell (2a, 2pts)
Attendance on Friday night at the Iamgold Arena - 2,043