Herd have high hopes for upcoming road swing – Metro US

Herd have high hopes for upcoming road swing

The Halifax Mooseheads are hitting the road looking for wins.

The last-place Mooseheads (10-35-4) visit the Lewiston Maineiacs (17-29-2) tonight at 8 p.m. before moving on to face the Quebec Remparts (28-14-7) on Friday and the Shawinigan Cataractes (23-20-7) on Saturday. Lewiston holds down the QMJHL’s final playoff spot, 12 points ahead of Halifax.

“That’s three teams we can easily beat,” said Mooseheads left-winger Gerrad Grant. “If we can get three of three out of this, or even two of three, that would be great.”

The Mooseheads, who have lost three straight and 13 of their past 15, have the worst offence in the league (2.4 goals per game) and scoring has been their main problem lately.

They scored just twice in a pair of weekend losses and have only six goals in their past four games. Shots haven’t been a problem, but traffic in front has, according to Grant.

“You’ve got to be ready in front, getting loose pucks in front, and that’s what we’ve got to do better,” Grant said. “We’ve got to bear down on our chances in the crease.”