Cam Russell called out his veterans after the Halifax Mooseheads were blown out on the road yesterday.
“We just did not get the effort we needed from our older guys,” said the head coach and general manager, following a 9-2 setback at the hands of the Rimouski Oceanic.
“The 19- and 20-year-old players on the other team outperformed our guys. Our best players were our 17- and 18-year-olds.”
The Mooseheads, who started a four-games-in-five-nights road stretch with a win last Wednesday, also lost 4-1 to the Quebec Remparts on Saturday and 3-1 to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Friday.
Russell said the veteran letdown was limited to yesterday’s tilt.
“It was just today,” he said. “We played a good couple of games, but tonight’s game was just not good.”
Rookie Darcy Ashley and third-year winger Gabriel Desjardins were Halifax’s goal-scorers.
Mathieu Corbeil was yanked after surrendering six goals on 17 shots, while Anthony Terenzio came on in relief and allowed three goals on 18 shots.
The Mooseheads, now 2-6, return home on Friday against the Saint John Sea Dogs.
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