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Mooseheads snap Islanders winning streak

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The Islanders impressive win streak has come to an end.

The Isles came into Sunday afternoon’s game against the Halifax Mooseheads winners of six straight but that was abruptly ended following a 6-2 loss.

Halifax opened the scoring 12:04 into the first period, capitalizing on an Isles turnover. Justin Barron was on the receiving end of a Raphael Lavoie pass and fired the puck over a sprawled Dakota Lund-Cornish into the open net.

As the teams entered the first intermission, the Mooseheads led 1-0, outshooting the Islanders 12-8.

Less than two minutes into the second period the Mooseheads struck again, this time on a shot from forward Benoit-Olivier Groulx.

Halifax would add another in the period before the Isles answered back.

With less than four minutes to go in the period, Marcel Berube scored his first career QMJHL goal beating former Islanders goalie, Blade Mann-Dixon just under the bar.

Three minutes later, on a power play, Hunter Drew fired a wrist-shot from the slot, cutting into the Mooseheads lead.

The Isles looked to keep their momentum rolling into the third period but the Mooseheads answered back in a big way.

Less than 10 minutes into the period the Mooseheads scored three times with forwards Filip Zadina, Connor Moynihan and Xavier Parent each lighting the lamp.

The Islanders would play tough to the final buzzer but it wasn’t enough and Halifax walked away with the 6-2 victory, snapping the Islanders six game win streak.

Up next for the Islanders is a Friday night matchup with the Victoriaville Tigers. Puck drop is set for 7 pm.

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