GAMEDAY #27: at Shawinigan

By (Ashley Hennigar)

November 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
TV: None | Radio: News 95.7 | Live: @HFXMooseheads
Centre Bionest de Shawinigan (5,195) ~ Shawinigan, QC

It might not be a happy Thanksgiving for Connor Moynihan who will be serving his first game of a 2 game suspension tonight when the Halifax Mooseheads take on the hometown Shawinigan Cataractes but it is for the Herd who are on a two game win streak. Halifax will be looking to keep it going but with injuries piling up and facing a team that has also won 6 of their last 10 games, the Mooseheads will be in tough this evening on the road. Shawinigan on the other hand will be hoping to pass division rival Victoriaville Tigres in the standings with a win and even get a bit more breathing room from the Moose. Don’t expect this game to be as feisty as the last two. The Cataractes and Mooseheads are in the middle of the pack in penalty minutes and they also see each other only a couple of times a season.

This is the first of two meetings this season between the two teams. Shawinigan and Halifax met twice last year with the Herd coming out with both wins including a 7-1 victory at the Metro Centre back in late February.

Overall Records
Mooseheads: 11-12-2-1 = 25 points (4th in Maritimes division,
Cataractes: 13-11-1-1 = 28 points (5th in East division,

Leading Scorers
SHA: Anthony Beauvillier 36pts (17G & 19A), Dennis Yan 29pts (15G & 14A), Alexis D’Aoust 27pts (12G & 15A)
HFX: Timo Meier 32pts (13G & 19A), Nikolaj Ehlers 30pts (11G & 19A), Philippe Gadoury 20pts (8G & 12A)

Last Games
Halifax is coming off a tight victory against one of their division rivals, the Moncton Wildcats, beating them 4-3 on Sunday evening. Matt Murphy and Nikolaj Ehlers led the Mooseheads with a goal and an assist each while Zach Fucale made 15 saves.

Shawinigan last game was also against the Wildcats. The Cataractes had a big road win on Saturday night, defeating Moncton 6 to 1. James Phelan led the Cats with a goal and 3 assists while Marvin Cupper made an asstonding 39 saves for the victory.
Season Series
Thursday Nov 27 Halifax at Shawinigan – 8pm
Friday Feb 13 Shawinigan at Halifax – 7pm

Out of Town
Islanders vs Sea Dogs 7:00pm
Titan vs Armada 7:30pm
Foreurs vs Voltigeurs 8:30pm

After the Buzzer
Halifax will continue their 3 game Quebec road trip on Saturday evening in Rouyn-Noranda to take on the Huskies. Puck drops at 8pm. …read more

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