The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles beat the Saint John Sea Dogs for the second time in as many days on Sunday by a final score of 9-2. Cape Breton improves to 7-6-0-1 while Saint John now sits at 2-8-2-1.
Winnipeg Jets prospect Leon Gawanke open the scoring for Cape Breton five minutes into the first on a power play goal. Saint John got on the board halfway through the first when Yohan Plamondon secured a breakaway pass and slipped it five hole through Kevin Mandolese. Cape Breton snapped back just nine seconds later on a wrister from Mitchell Balmas. Shots on goal in the period were in favour of Cape Breton, 14-8.
The second period was all bad news for the Sea Dogs. Cape Breton added five goals in the period starting at 1:55 when Mathias Laferriere notched the eventual game winner to put Cape Breton up 3-1. Also adding goals were Felix Lafrance at 4:33, Egor Sokolov at 9:26 on the power play, Gabriel Proulx at 11:00 and finally Brooklyn Kalmikov at 18:49 on the power play. Saint John was out shot 15-12 in the frame.
The third period was much closer with Saint John leading in shots 12-4. Cape Breton did add two more on goals from Declan Smith at 10:49 and rookie Alex Drover at 13:11. Saint John added a power play marker at 18:33 when Charlie DesRoches scored his third of the season for a final score of 9-2 Cape Breton.
Kevin Mandolese turned aside 30 of 32 for Cape Breton while Tommy DaSilva saved 24 of 33 for Saint John.
A full game report is available here.
The Sea Dogs return to action Thursday night in Moncton, listen to the call at sjseadogs.com/live.