20th Win of the Season for the Moose
December 16, 2022 – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) – Halifax Mooseheads news release
With 8,237 raucous fans cheering them on at the Scotiabank Centre, the Mooseheads ended the pre-Christmas home game schedule in style with a 7-3 win over the Charlottetown Islanders.
Jordan Dumais had another productive evening with two goals and an assist to take the lead, while Zach L’Heureux netted once and turned on two assists and Josh Lawrence added three assists as Halifax improved their Maritimes Division lead record to 20-7 -3-1 in their last home game before 2023. The Herd and the Isles will meet one more time before the break when they meet at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Eastlink Center in Charlottetown.
Other goalscorers for the Moose included Dylan MacKinnon, Evan Boucher, Mathieu Cataford and Owen Phillips, while goaltender Brady James stopped 31 of the 34 shots he faced to stop the win.
For Dumais, his three-point performance has extended his QMJHL lead to 59 points in the season in 27 games played. The prospect Columbus Blue Jackets also moved up to 10th all-time in the Mooseheads franchise with 197 points, surpassing both Jason Troini and Arnaud Durandeau on the list.
Highlights: Moosehead’s 7 Islanders 3 #GoMooseGopic.twitter.com/iWX3lFXBbj
— Halifax Mooseheads (@HFXMooseheads) December 17, 2022
Another player climbing the record book is Markus Vidicek, who increased his Ironman streak to 142 consecutive games played. Vidicek has not missed a game in his entire career since making his debut with the Herd as a 16-year-old in 2020/21. His streak of games played is sixth in team history and he’s only five behind Ryan Hillier and Ali MacEachern. Travis Randall is holding the longest Ironman streak in Mooseheads history with 222 straight games played.
Halifax was 2-for-4 on the power play, which boded well for a struggling unit that’s only been clicking at 9.3% since Nov. 12.
Defenseman Cam McKenzie was called up by the Pictou County Junior A Crushers and served as the seventh defenseman. Owen Phillips was doubtful with a minor upper-body injury but was able to play. Jake Todd and Liam Welsh were healthy scratches. Blueliner Cam Whynot left the game in the second half with a lower body injury and did not return. David Moravec and Attilio Biasca were two regulars who weren’t in the lineup as both European imports attended World Junior Camps with the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
The QMJHL trading period begins on Sunday at 12:00 PM ET and runs through Friday, January 6th. The Mooseheads’ next home game is scheduled for Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m. against the Cape Breton Eagles. Tickets are available now from TicketAtlantic.com.
• Discuss this story on the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League message board…
The opinions expressed in this press release are those of the organization issuing it and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its employees.