The Halifax Mooseheads stayed hot with a 3-2 clipping of the Charlottetown Islanders in overtime. That’s 7 straight wins for the best team in the Q. Raphael Lavoie scored twice for the Herd including the winner at 2.35 in overtime. The Islanders held a brief 2-1 lead late in the third before Halifax tied the game power play in the last minute.
Cameron Askew and Keith Getson scored the Islanders goals.
Mooseheads goalie Blade Mann-Dixon made 40 saves.
Halifax moves 8 points up on the 2nd place Islanders in the battle for first in the Martimes.
The Islanders visit Moncton on Sunday.
Baie-Comeau blanked Acadie-Bathurst, 3-0.
Blaineville skated past Saint John, 5-1.
Cape Breton over Chicoutimi, 4-1.
The St. F.X. X-Men maintained a tie for first in AUS men’s hockey with a 5-2 win over the visiting UPEI Panthers. Gabe Guertler and Beau McHue scored for UPEI. The Panthers have only 5 wins in 21 games.
Matt Needham scored twice while Cody Hendsbee
got the winner in the 2nd.
UNB is tied with X for first after a 6-3 victory over Dalhousie.
Acadia dropped Saint Mary’s, 6-2.
The Island Storm lost 119-113 in Sydney to the Cape Breton Highlanders in NBL basketball. DuVaughn Maxwell with 35 points for the Storm which lost its 3rd in a row and is 4th in the Atlantic at 8-7.
The Storm is at Halifax tonight.
Cape Breton outscored the the Storm 40-37 in the final quarter.
Kierra Rigby had a big night with 26 points as the UPEI women’s Panthers stopped Saint Mary’s, 68-64 in the AUS. UPEI is 4-5.
The men’s team fell to 0-9 losing 86-68 to the Huskies.
Aaron Sulemon with 15 points to lead UPEI.
The weekend doubleheader continues at 6.00 tonight between SMU and UPEI.
Darnell Nurse scored twice as Edmonton doubled Arizona, 4-2 in the NHL.
A three goal 2nd period helped Calgary get by Florida, 4-2. Johnny Gaudreau with the winner.
Vancouver used a four goal second to stop Columbus, 5-2.
Washington trimmed Carolina, 4-3.
Chicago edged Winnipeg, 2-1.
The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with third baseman Josh Donaldson who agreed to a 1 year contract worth $23-million. That’s the highest amount ever paid to avoid the arbitration process.
A big day for two-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Moyse in bobsed in St. Moritz, Switzerland. She’s competing in the final qualifying race for the Olympics next month. She’s team with Alysia Rissling in the two-man.
Harness racing at Red Shores in Charlottetown with post time at 12.30. 13 dashes on the program includ the Race 9 feature which has Rose Run Quest as the favourite with Marc Campbell driving.
The second place Summerside Western Capitals are in St. Stephen to play the County Aces in Maritime Jr. hockey. The Caps have 18 wins in 31 games and 2nd in the North. T.J. Shea is on a 25 game point scoring t streak in the MHL.
UPEI at Dalhousie tonight in AUS men’s hockey.
The women Panthers are also in Halifax to play Saint Mary’s.
The Island Storm visits the Halifax Hurricanes in NBL basketball trying to end a 3 game losing skid. Halifax is 3-0 vs. the Storm this season and holds down 1st in the Atlantic at 9-6. The Storm is 4th at 8-7.
UPEI hosts Saint Mary’s at 6 in the women’s and 8.00 in the men’s in AUS basketball.
Holland College women andmen at the Dalhousie Agriculture College in ACAA basketball.
PEI’s Alex MacFadyen and Lauren Lenentine begin the 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors curling championship in Shawinigan, Quebec. PEI plays Ontario in the women’s and Northern Ontario in the men’s.
Kent at the Kensington Vipers at 7.00 in Island Jr. B interlocking hockey.
The Charlottetown Pride is 3-0 in the East Coast Jam Major Midgety hockey tourney in Halifax.
The Kesnington Wild is 1-2.
Shaul Mitton of the Pride is tied for the scoring lead with 7 points.
Frank Fortin of the Wild with 4 goals.
Kennedy Gallant of the Pride has scored 3 times.