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Herd needs more from older members

No goals. One shot. Minus-3. Six goals allowed on 17 shots.

No goals. One shot. Minus-3. Six goals allowed on 17 shots.

Those certainly aren’t the kinds of statistics the Halifax Mooseheads can afford to get from their 19- and 20-year-olds, but those were the combined efforts of the club’s five most senior players in Sunday’s 9-2 meltdown versus the Rimouski Oceanic.

Mooseheads head coach and general manager Cam Russell wasted no time pointing the finger at his veterans after the game.

“He let us know it was definitely a disappointment,” said 19-year-old forward Travis Randell.

“Obviously, as older guys, we should be better leaders on the team. We’re going through a little slump right now and we need to provide leadership and that much-needed offence.”

The Mooseheads are home for their next six games and are looking for more meaningful contributions from Randell, 19-year-old goalie Mathieu Corbeil, and 20-year-olds Gerrad Grant, Charles Bety and Pascal Amyot as they attempt to shake off a three-game losing streak.

As Russell pointed out on Sunday, the club’s 16- and 17-year-olds have been the club’s better players.

“We need more of a battle mentality out there, to push each other and make each other better every day,” Randell said. “Hopefully we can turn things around this weekend.”

 
 
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