Five minutes sinking the Drakkar

Five minutes sinking the Drakkar


The Baie-Comeau Drakkar started their first trip to the Maritimes on a losing note Thursday night, when they lost 4-2 to the Halifax Mooseheads.

For this first game of a three-game series in three days in the east of the country, the Vikings of the ship were in the game for the first half of the game before seeing the locals sound the charge. 

Victorious in a fourth duel in their last five outings, the Mooseheads hit hard late in the second period with a four-goal unanswered streak in less than six minutes of play. 'range. 

After setting up Brody Fournier's net, Mathieu Cataford doubled his team's lead 19 seconds later and the Nova Scotia skaters didn't look back. 

Bad streak

Despite falling 4-0, the visitors still tried in the final third with goals from Maël Lavigne and Nathan Baril, who finally pierced the wall of goalkeeper Mathis Rousseau (30 stops), brilliant in the conquest. 

“Overall, the players didn't play a bad game. There was a bad streak in the second. They have good forwards on the other side and they took advantage of poor defensive coverage,” admitted driver Jean-François Grégoire. the Drakkar must quickly turn the page. “The guys came back stronger in the third period. They tried with two goals and we have to build on that while focusing more on the small details.  

David Moravec and James Swan scored the other goals for the winners against goaltender Olivier Ciarlo, who will be replaced by Olivier Adam for Friday night's game against the Moncton Wildcats.  ;

Without rookie Justin Poirier, who left for the World Under-17 Challenge, the Drakkar suffered a heavy loss following the recent knee injury of forward Matthew MacDonald, who will be sidelined for a period varying from four to six weeks.