The Halifax Mooseheads are hunting for points as they close out the regular season with a trio of home games at Scotiabank Centre this week. A spot in the President Cup Playoffs is on the line for the young team who will enter action Wednesday night against Charlottetown in a logjam in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Standings.
The Mooseheads entertain the Islanders at 7:00 pm with Charlottetown hoping to keep their mathematical chances alive to catch Saint John for the Maritimes Division Title while Halifax is looking for a point of any kind. The Mooseheads have 57 points and are slotted in at 15th overall and tied with 14th place Val d’Or and 16th place Rimouski. The Herd and Foreurs both hold a game-in-hand on the Oceanic. Sherbrooke is also in the hunt. The Phoenix are currently out of the playoffs in 17th place but are only one point back with 56 points on the season.
Halifax will continue the homestand on Friday night at 7:00 pm in a big St. Patrick’s Day game against the rival Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The Mooseheads will even wear special St. Paddy’s Day green jerseys during the game. Needless to say it’s another import two points on the line for the Moose in front of their home fans.
The regular season wraps up on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm with Fan Appreciation Day at Scotiabank Centre in a matchup against the league leading Saint John Sea Dogs.
Halifax has consistently given great efforts over the past few weeks but the results have not been going their way. With the support of some large crowds in these last three games the team is hopeful that the tide will turn in their favour.
Nico Hischier remains two goals away from becoming the 13th player in team history to score at least 40 goals in a season. The only player to score 40 or more twice in his Halifax career is Jason King who had 48 in 2000-01 and 63 in 2001-02. Hischier also sits fifth in scoring by a rookie with his 82 points. He has a chance to pass both Petr Vrana (83 points) and Jakub Voracek (86 points) to move into third place.
Maxime Fortier is now 10th on the Mooseheads all-time scoring list with 191 points. He is three back from tying Jason Troini and seven behind both David Brine and Jason King.
Tickets for all Mooseheads home games are available now at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office at Scotiabank Centre, select Superstore Outlets, TicketAtlantic.com or by phone at 902-451-1221