The Halifax Mooseheads are no doubt glad their season series with the Moncton Wildcats is finally over.

The Mooseheads played their final game against the Atlantic Division-leading Wildcats last night at Moncton Coliseum and lost 4-2, finishing with a 1-7 head-to-head record.

Churchville native Scott Brannon scored the eventual winner, his 25th goal of the year, with 9:14 remaining. Devon MacAusland scored into an empty net in the final minute.

 

“It’s been a good series ... Obviously, it’s been a lopsided series, but they’re a top team in Canada,” said Mooseheads head coach Cam Russell. “We’ve seen a good effort against them every time out and it’s been a good rivalry.”

Jan Stransky, with his eighth goal in six games since joining the Mooseheads in a December trade, and Jessyko Bernard, returning from a groin injury, were Halifax’s scorers.

The Mooseheads outshot the Wildcats 38-28. Mooseheads goalie Mark Yetman finished with 24 saves.

“We played well enough to win,” Russell said.

The squad is 13-29-2-2, 17th in the 18-team QMJHL.

Top-scoring defenceman Justin Pender (abdominal strain) sat out again and Matt Boland (flu) also didn’t play.

Halifax hosts the Quebec Remparts Friday at 7 p.m.

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