Gerrad Grant finally went silent on Saturday night, and that was enough to sink the Halifax Mooseheads.
The Halifax native saw his impressive point streak snapped at 11 games as the Mooseheads lost for the ninth straight time, 4-0 to the Saint John Sea Dogs before a season-high crowd of 6,777 on Pink in the Rink night at the Metro Centre.
Grant’s streak came on the heels of Tomas Knotek’s 10-game run and is the best all season in the QMJHL.
“I didn’t even notice how long I was on a streak for until I was eight games in,” Grant said. “Tom told me he was on a streak and when his ended, he told me he was going keep mine going, but I guess things didn’t bounce my way.”
Without Grant or his linemates Knotek and Travis Randell finding the net, the Mooseheads couldn’t generate any scoring against the first-place Sea Dogs. Despite 40 shots — 14 from the big line —the Mooseheads couldn’t break through.
Grant’s trio has received little support lately, scoring nine of Halifax’s 13 goals in the past seven games.
Making Grant’s streak that much more impressive was the fact that it started his first game back from wrist surgery. He also wore a playing cast for the first handful of games.
“I was surprised by how quick I jumped in,” said the 19-year-old centre. “My legs were faster than I thought they’d be. I’ve still got to work on my shot … It’s still stiff and sore, but it will come around after a few more games.”
The Mooseheads, 1-15-1 and last in the Q by eight points, host the Montreal Junior on Thursday at 7 p.m.