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Freshman onslaught for Mooseheads

The Halifax Mooseheads’ rookie gains were the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies’ continued pain.

The Halifax Mooseheads’ rookie gains were the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies’ continued pain.

Czech sniper Martin Frk led a freshman onslaught with his first QMJHL hat trick and an assist as the Mooseheads extended the Huskies’ dismal losing streak to 13 games with a 6-1 drubbing at the Metro Centre.

The Mooseheads, a struggling team themselves with five losses in six games, received all of their goals from rookies and were buoyed by a solid 29-save showing from first-year goaltender Anthony Terenzio.

“We’re feeling great after this win,” said Terenzio, who was named the second star. “That’s a lower team in the standings there, but every game matters. To get the two points is big.”

It was a natural hat trick for Frk, who scored consecutive goals in a span of less than 17 minutes. His first came on a breakaway; his second was batted in during a goal-mouth scramble; and his third was a bullet into the top corner after a Huskies turnover.

The 17-year-old was the game’s first star and is now tied for 14th in QMJHL scoring and leads all rookies with 28 points in 24 games.

“He’s just been playing unreal,” said first-year blue-liner Trey Lewis, who was the third star with a goal and an assist. “It’s just incredible to watch him in the offensive zone.”

Terenzio, making his 12th appearance in the Q, provided some stability in the crease after a couple of shaky outings by 19-year-old Mathieu Corbeil.

“I felt pretty comfortable,” Terenzio said. “I think I was just so excited to get a start and get a shot here. I’m going to try to keep moving forward from here.”

Right-winger Darcy Ashley chipped in with a goal and an assist and centre Francis Turbide had the other goal.

The Mooseheads, 8-15-1, host the Huskies again tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Moosehead rookies to head to U-17
Halifax Mooseheads rookies Simon Desmarais and Luca Ciampini will represent Quebec at the world under-17 hockey challenge in December.

The event runs from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 in Winnipeg and Portage La Prairie, Man.

Desmarais, a defenceman, has two goals and three assists and a plus-9 rating in 20 games. Ciampini, a forward, has two goals and five assists in 13 games.

 
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