HALIFAX - Andrew Ryan scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Halifax Mooseheads to their ninth straight victory, 7-4 over the Charlottetown Islanders in Quebec Major Junior Hockey action on Thursday.
Darcy Ashley scored twice, Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two assists and Philippe Gadoury also scored for the Maritime Division-leading Mooseheads (42-18-3), who outshot the Islanders 38-25. Brent Andrews chipped in with three assists.
Daniel Sprong scored a goal and added two assists, Spenser Cobbold and Alexandre Goulet had a goal and one assist apiece, and Anthony Cortese also scored for Charlottetown (20-36-7), who have dropped seven of their last 10 games.
Charlottetown racked up 56 penalty minutes on 27 infractions, and Guillaume Rioux-Legault got a game misconduct in the third period for fighting in the final five minutes of regulation time. Halifax had 20 penalties totalling 41 minutes.