Mooseheads thump Sea Dogs to set team record for wins in a season
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As impressive as the Halifax Mooseheads have been this season, it should be no surprise they set a franchise record for wins in dominating fashion.
Martin Frk and Jonathan Drouin each finished with four points as the Mooseheads dumped the Saint John Sea Dogs 8-3 in QMJHL action on Wednesday night at Harbour Station.
The victory is the team’s 47th on the season, breaking the previous high for wins of 46 set by the 1998-99 Mooseheads.
“Obviously, it’s something enjoyable. It shows we are having a good season," said Mooseheads coach Dominique Ducharme. "But I think we’ll enjoy it more once everything is done - when we look back and everything we achieved this year. We remain focused on what we still need to do.”
Frk had three goals and assist while Drouin had a goal and three helpers. The four points by Drouin moves him into a tie for third spot in the league scoring race with 35 goals and 86 points in 40 games.
It also extends his league-leading point streak to 21 games (20 goals, 26 assists).
"Joe is playing really well and he’s been getting rewarded," Ducharme said.
Stephen MacAulay, in his first game back in Saint John since being traded to the Mooseheads in early January, finished with a goal and an assist. Andrew Ryan, Luca Ciampini and MacKenzie Weegar had the other goals for Halifax (47-6-2-1), which outshot Saint John 40-27.
Maxime Villemaire, Matthew Highmore and Jurij Repe replied for the Sea Dogs (21-35-1), who face Halifax again Friday night at the Metro Centre at 7 p.m.