CHARLOTTETOWN - It took a little longer than they would have liked, but then the floodgates opened.
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Halifax Mooseheads forward Brent Andrews tries to chip the puck past Charlottetown Islanders goalie Eric Brassard during QMJHL action at the Eastlink Centre on Wednesday night.
After overcoming two one-goal first period deficits, the Halifax Mooseheads found their stride early in the second frame and then fired four unanswered goals to top the Charlottetown Islanders 5-2 before 2,059 fans at the Eastlink Centre on Wednesday night.
‚ÄúThe more it went the better we were,‚ÄĚ said head coach Dominique Ducharme. ‚ÄúAnd our third period was really good, so it was a good road win. Everyone did their part and that‚Äôs what we want to see.‚ÄĚ
Besides limiting the Islanders to just 13 shots in the final two frames, the Mooseheads, who outshot the home squad 40-26, showcased a collective offensive effort with 11 different players getting on the score sheet.
Forward Luca Ciampini, who‚Äôs has five points in his last two games, led the way with a goal and an assist.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs getting on a good stretch,‚ÄĚ said Ducharme. ‚ÄúWe need everyone at their best and it‚Äôs nice to see him gaining confidence like that.‚ÄĚ
After surrendering two early goals, Mooseheads netminder Kevin Darveau zeroed in to help lead the Mooseheads to their second straight victory.
‚ÄúHe couldn‚Äôt do much on those two first goals,‚ÄĚ said Ducharme. ‚ÄúBut he was solid after that.‚ÄĚ
With the victory, the Mooseheads improve to 26-15-0-1. They‚Äôll begin a three-game home stint against the Moncton Wildcats on Friday.
Andrew Shewfelt, Darcy Ashley, Danny Moynihan and Connor Moynihan rounded out the scoring for the Herd, while Anthony Cortese and Daniel Sprong responded for Charlottetown.