Mooseheads Face a Tough Weekend

MacKinnon has lead the Mooseheads offence so far this season.

(Photo Credit: Richard LaFortune)

By: Henry Whitfield

The Halifax Mooseheads have been rolling along the last five games, putting together a win streak that the Moose faithful have been craving for years.

This weekend the young Herd face a tough test when they welcome the Saint John Sea Dogs to town on Friday night and Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts Saturday.

Friday night is Pink in the Rink at the Metro Center and while the Mooseheads hold a losing record when the ice is tinted pink, they will be hoping to get a big win over Jonathan Huberdeau and company.

Both teams are enjoying success early on and the Mooseheads have been riding a scoring tandem of Nathan MacKinnon and Darcy Ashley.

Zack Phillips and Danick Gauthier have lead the way for the Sea Dogs as they chase a second successive Memorial Cup, the return of Jonathan Huberdeau  adds even more depths to the champions and the Florida Panther prospect already has 8 points in just 5 games.

On Saturday, the Quebec Remparts come to town and the Mooseheads will get to see highly touted Russian forward Mikhail Grigorenko in action. The 2nd overall pick in this years CHL import draft, Grigorenko has been as advertised and leads his team with 21 points.

Saturday will also give the Mooseheads a chance to see Adam Erne in action, the young American forward was drafted by the Mooseheads and sent to Quebec in a trade that helped put together the MacKinnon trade.

Henry is a writer for and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU every Monday Morning at 10am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield, where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.