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Regular Season winding down

2018-02-05

It’s a little hard to believe but the QMJHL season is down to its final six weeks of action before the 2018 President Cup Playoffs begin. With 17 games to go your Halifax Mooseheads find themselves sitting second overall in the league standings with 72 points thanks to a 33-12-5-1 record. Halifax is six points ahead of Acadie-Bathurst in the race for the Maritimes Division title.

Of the 17 remaining regular season games, 10 of them will be played on home-ice for the Herd. Eight games will be played versus division opponents and eight games are against teams that are in the top 10 league standings at press time. The Mooseheads have enjoyed plenty of success this season and have recorded their most wins since the 2013-14 team which finished with 47. Fans have taken notice and the support has been incredible with an average of 524 more people in the stands each night. More than 166,500 fans have rolled through the Scotiabank Centre turnstiles this season including four straight games of more than 8,000 in the rink.

Notable upcoming home games:

Thursday, February 8th at 7pm vs Chicoutimi. The Mooseheads and Sagueneens have yet to face each other this season and guess what? If the playoffs began today it would be Halifax vs Chicoutimi in round one. Thursday’s game is also the final Student Night of the season with cheap tickets ($9) with valid student ID and of course we’ll be handing out cold hard cash to students in the rink. We have $1000 to give away. Free cover at Cheers and the Dome after the game is a bonus for students.

Friday, February 16th & Friday, March 16th at 7pm vs Moncton. The Mooseheads-Wildcats rivalry has been taken to new heights lately on the ice with a number of closely fought battles this season. The rivalry off the ice is just as big right now with both franchises vying for the 2019 Mastercard Memorial Cup hosting rights. That decision will be announced by the CHL on April 5th by the way.

Monday, February 19th at 2pm vs Rimouski. It’s a holiday Monday and a good opportunity to get out of the house for some afternoon fun with the family. Plus it’s our first chance to get a look at the Oceanic’s rookie phenom Alex Lafreniere. The first overall pick from June’s QMJHL Draft has been putting up numbers that are unheard of for a 16-year-old player and leads all rookies in scoring. He’s not eligible for the NHL Draft until 2020 and is already considered a top prospect.

Saturday, February 24th at 4:30pm vs Gatineau. It’s important to note the time change in this game due to Sportsnet coming to broadcast the Mooseheads vs the Olympiques for their CHL Showcase. The Memorial Cup will be here for fans to see and take pictures with during the game as part of the CHL’s 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup celebrations.

Sunday, February 25th at 3pm vs Drummondville. Head Coach Dominique Ducharme has assembled a very strong Voltigeurs team for this season and beyond. With trade acquisition Joe Veleno leading the way, Drummondville is one of three teams in the QMJHL with 70 points to their credit. Second-year goalie Olivier Rodrigue has racked up 24 wins and the team is getting contributions from breakout stars Robert Lynch (24 goals, 29 assists) and Morgan Adams-Moisan (24 goals, 25 assists). Come check out the Mooseheads and Voltigeurs in a battle of two of the best the QMJHL has to offer.

Saturday, March 17th 4pm vs Bathurst. In case you couldn’t tell already, these teams aren’t big fans of one another. It’s the final game of the regular season and there could be some huge playoff implications on the line between the top two teams in the division. The Mooseheads’ recent win over the Titan was described by all involved as a playoff-like atmosphere. What’s the intensity level going to be like a month from now? We can’t wait.

Tickets are on sale now at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, select Superstore Outlets, TicketAtlantic.com, the Official Mooseheads Shop in Scotia Square or call 451-1221.

Remaining Mooseheads 2017-18 schedule. All times AST.

DATE TIME AWAY HOME VENUE
Tuesday, Feb. 6th 7:00pm Halifax Charlottetown Eastlink Centre
Thursday, Feb. 8th 7:00pm Chicoutimi Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Friday, Feb. 9th 7:00pm Halifax Saint John Harbour Station
Sunday, Feb. 11th 3:00pm Shawinigan Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Thursday, Feb. 16th 7:00pm Moncton Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Monday, Feb. 19th 2:00pm Rimouski Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Wednesday, Feb. 21st 7:00pm Halifax Charlottetown Eastlink Centre
Saturday, Feb. 24th 4:30pm Gatineau Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Sunday, Feb. 25th 3:00pm Drummondville Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Wednesday, Feb. 28th 7:00pm Victoriaville Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Saturday, Mar. 3rd 5:00pm Halifax Chicoutimi Centre Georges-Vezina
Sunday, Mar. 4th 5:00pm Halifax Baie-Comeau Centre Henry-Leonard
Tuesday, Mar. 6th 8:30pm Halifax Rimouski Colisée Financière Sun Life
Saturday, Mar. 10th 4:30pm Halifax Acadie-Bathurst K.C. Irving Regional Centre
Wednesday, Mar. 14th 7:00pm Saint John Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Friday, Mar. 16th 7:00pm Moncton Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Saturday, Mar. 17th 4:00pm Acadie-Bathurst Halifax Scotiabank Centre
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