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Mooseheads endure rough weekend on Quebec road trip

The road wasn’t kind to the Halifax Mooseheads on the weekend.

The road wasn’t kind to the Halifax Mooseheads on the weekend.

The Mooseheads, who left Nova Scotia on a season-high four-game winning streak, collected just one of a possible six points in Quebec as they dropped three games, including yesterday’s 6-1 setback to the Victoriaville Tigres.

They also lost 5-3 to the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Saturday and 4-3 in a shootout to the Montreal Juniors.

“The first two games we played really well,” said Mooseheads head coach Cam Russell. “Our players worked extremely hard and we had a lot of good scoring chances.

“Today we just ran into a very good veteran hockey team that didn’t play last night and they took advantage of that. They had more jump and more skill to go with it.”

Travis Randell had Halifax’s only goal yesterday late in the second period but Victoriaville was already up 4-0.

Red-hot starting goalie Mathieu Corbeil stopped 68 of 74 shots in the first two losses. He injured the pinky finger on his trapper hand on Friday and played through the pain Saturday, but was forced out of the lineup yesterday. Joel Grondin made his first start in seven games and allowed six goals on 25 shots.

It’s not clear whether Corbeil’s finger is broken but Russell said the 18-year-old will be evaluated Tuesday.

Top defencemen Konrad Abeltshauser and Garrett Clarke missed the entire weekend with knee injuries.

The Mooseheads are 5-20-2, last in the QMJHL by five points.

The Mooseheads are at home for their next three games, including Saturday’s game against the Quebec Remparts and Sunday’s contest against the Bathurst Titan.

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