Sprong scores two as Isles defeat Mooseheads

Daniel Sprong had a pair of goals as the Charlottetown Islanders kicked off a five-game road trip with a 5-2 win over the Halifax Mooseheads on Saturday.

All five Islanders goals came in the first half of the game, and they were able to close the door to hold on for the victory.

Matthew Welsh made 30 saves in the win, giving Mason McDonald the night off.

The Islanders got the scoring going quickly as Samuel Blais scored the game’s opening goal 1:32 into the first. After several whacks at the puck from multiple players, Blais was eventually able to get the puck past Eric Brassard.

Later in the period, Brad Kennedy set up Filip Rydstrom for a one-timer to double the Isles’ lead at 14:16.

The Isles came out of the gates flying in the second, and just 63 seconds into the second they had doubled their lead even further. 

Sprong got a shot past Brassard 28 seconds in, and then Luc Deschenes tapped in a pass from Pierre-Olivier Joseph at 1:03 to make it a 4-0 game.

A little later in the period, Sprong’s second of the game made it 5-0 as he batted in a pass from Filip Chlapik.

The Islanders wouldn’t be able to get any more past Brassard, but it would be enough.

The Mooseheads did get on the board before the period was over, with Maxime Fortier getting a shot past Welsh on the power play.

In the third, Anthony Sorrentino fired a long shot that beat Welsh to make it 5-2, but they couldn’t pull any more out of the bag, allowing the Islanders to come away with their fourth straight victory.

The Islanders are back in action tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Moncton to take on the Wildcats.

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