Back-to-back home-and-home series always bring the best out of rivalries, and the rivalry between the Moncton Wildcats and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles is no exception.
After an opening night of theatrics in a 7-3 Cape Breton win with 100 penalty minutes dolled out in Sydney, N.S. on Wednesday, the encore at the Moncton Coliseum was every bit it’s equal, with a 5-2 Moncton win and 112 more minutes in the box.
Basically, circle October 16 on your calendar for the next one. The Moncton Coliseum will be buzzing.
The tension came to a fever pitch late in the third period, when Wildcats star Conor Garland squared off with Screaming Eagles forward Phélix Martineau.
Martineau got the better of the fight, and knocked Garland’s helmet off. After about five seconds of wrestling, Martineau sent Garland to the ice, where Garland hit his head on his discarded helmet and landed, laying motionless on the ice.
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