Mooseheads even QMJHL semifinal with Oceanic
Published Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:07PM ADT
The Halifax Mooseheads staged a comeback Wednesday night as they evened their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semifinal at two games apiece, with a 3 – 1 win over the Rimouski Oceanic.
Cameron Critchlow scored twice and Zachary Fucale made 34 saves to lead the Herd. Alexandre Grenier added the game-winning goal in the second period, breaking a 1-all tie and giving the Mooseheads a lead they would not relinquish.
Halifax scored all its goals on the power play, converting on three of four opportunities.
Alex Belzile opened the scoring for Rimouski, which outshot Halifax 35-29. Oceanic goaltender Jacob Gervais-Chouinard made 26 saves in the loss.
Game 5 will take place Friday night in Rimouski. The home team has yet to win a game in the series.
Tickets for Game 6 in Halifax on Sunday went on sale Thursday morning.
More than 150 excited fans waited in line for tickets at the Metro Centre. They sold out in less than an hour.
"I just found out about 20 after ten or so," said one fan. "So I raced from work up here."
"I can't wait to see it! I can't wait to see Game 7," said another. "Hopefully it's over and the Moose can win it all."
Last week, Mooseheads tickets sold out in less than two hours.
Meanwhile, there's more Q league excitement in Saint John, where the popular Sea Dogs continue their winning ways.
The Saint John Sea Dogs will face off against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens Thursday night in Chicoutimi, with the Sea Dogs up 2 games to 1.
With files from The Canadian Press