QMJHL Roundup: Islanders sweep double-header against Eagles, extend win streak

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SYDNEY, N.S. — Patrick Guay and Thomas Casey both scored twice and the Charlottetown Islanders completed a two-game sweep of the Cape Breton Eagles with a 7-1 victory on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play.

Brett Budgell, Lukas Cormier and Oscar Plandowski rounded out the offence to help the league-leading Islanders (26-4-0) extend their win streak to 11 games.

Connor Trenholm had the lone goal for the Eagles (11-19-1), who are on a seven-game slide.

Jacob Goobie made 22 saves for Charlottetown while Nicolas Ruccia stopped 28-of-35 shots for Cape Breton.

Earlier in the day, Cedric Desruisseaux had a pair of goals and Colten Ellis made 21 saves as Charlottetown blanked Cape Breton 5-0 in the first game of a double-header.

Tuesday's game between the Eagles and Islanders was postponed due to an issue with the ice at the Eastlink Centre.

The game was temporarily halted with 18:50 to go in the third period after a rut in the ice was deemed unsafe to continue playing on. After a lengthy delay, the decision was made to push the remainder of the game back a day to Wednesday.



MONCTON, N.B. — Philippe Daoust scored once and set up two more and Dakota Lund-Cornish turned away 31-of-33 shots as the Wildcats (7-8-1) halted Saint John's (8-7-4) win streak at three games.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 17, 2021.

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