By Andrew Rankin - Metro Halifax
HALIFAX - The Halifax Mooseheads ended their road trip above .500, for the first time this season.
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Mooseheads forward Timo Meier.
Timo Meier guided the Herd with a pair of goals en route to a 3-2 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs before 2,212 fans at the Centre Marcel Dionne on Sunday evening.
Jonathan Drouin broke a 2-2 tie with 6:48 remaining in the final frame. From there, the Mooseheads held onto their third straight road win.
After being held pointless against the Saint John Sea Dogs in his first game back with the Mooseheads on Tuesday, Drouin recorded five points in the Mooseheads’ three victories, including Friday’s 3-2 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix and Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the Victoriaville Tigres.
“We knew he would be better,” said Mooseheads head coach Dominique Ducharme, referring to Drouin’s performance against the Sea Dogs. “We knew he would bounce back. He’s that kind of player.”
But, on Sunday, thanks to Meier, the Herd was able to bounce back from two one-goal deficits.
Mooseheads goalie Zach Fucale made 22 saves in the victory, while Louis-Philip Guindon turned aside 21 shots for Drummondville in the loss.
Christophe Lalancette and Jeromer Verrier rounded out the scoring for Drummondville.
With the win, the Mooseheads are now above .500, with a record of 6-5.
Though unconcerned thus far about his team’s offensive production, Ducharme said he’s still trying to get everyone on the team, which is made up of 10 rookies, to buy into his system.
“One of the big things is that we have to be consistent all 60 minutes,” said Ducharme.
The Mooseheads are back in action on Friday when they host the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada at the Metro Centre at 7 p.m.