Wildcats extend Islanders’ losing streak with shootout win

Jason Simmonds
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CHARLOTTETOWN – The Charlottetown Islanders just can’t buy a win in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League these days.

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The Moncton Wildcats pulled out a 5-4 victory in a shootout that extended the Islanders’ losing streak to nine games. Moncton improved to 16-17-0-2 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses) while the Islanders dropped to 13-16-1-4.

Before 1,753 fans at Eastlink Centre, JC Campagna scored the lone goal of the shootout on the Wildcats’ first attempt. Daniel Sprong, Alexis Pepin and Matej Beran of the Islanders were unable to solve Wildcats goaltender Alex Dubeau. Christophe Lalonde was the other Moncton shooter on Charlottetown netminder Antoine Bibeau.

Wild finish

The game featured a wild finish as Pepin (13:30) and Jack Nevins (15:01) scored late third-period goals to help the Islanders overcome a 4-2 deficit.

Overtime also featured some drama as Campagna was awarded a penalty shot at 4:53.

Lalonde, Conor Garland, Josh Pugsley and Cameron Yarwood scored for the Wildcats in regulation time.

Anthony Cortese (1-2) and Ryan Graves also lit the lamp for the Islanders.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the opening period, and the Wildcats took a 3-1 advantage into the second intermission.

Overall, the Islanders outshot the Wildcats 46-32, including 16-9 and 5-3 advantages in the third period and overtime.

Organizations: Islanders, Wildcats, Eastlink Centre

Geographic location: Moncton, Charlottetown

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