Coming off a convincing first win of the season with a 9-3 route over Bathurst, the Mooseheads had a much tougher time with the Saint John Sea Dogs losing 5-2 Saturday.
The two teams battled to a scoreless first period with rookie goaltender Anthony Terenzio standing on his head with several excellent saves.
The Seadogs opened the scoring midway through the second period when a screened shot along the ice finds the back of the net. The meltdown really began just over a minute later when when Mooseheads defenseman Garrett Clarke turned over the puck in his own end leaving the three Seadogs to face down Torenzio.
Mooseheads coach Cam Russell called a timeout to try and settle the young team, but within a minutes the Seadogs scoring flurry would open a 4-0 lead heading into the dressing room for the second intermission.
The Mooseheads burst onto the ice for the third period with Travis Randell notching a goal off a wrist shot just 50 seconds in. Brent Andrews, fresh off a four goal performance Friday night, one-timed the puck off a pass from Steve Gillard into an empty cage at 2:38.
Andrews is on pace for an excellent season, with five goals in four games, he’s almost reached the seven goals he scored all of last season.
However, despite sustained pressure from the Herd in the third period, they were unable to get the goals needed, and the Seadogs added an insurance marker late in the period to make it 5-2.
The Mooseheads got right on the bus in Saint John and planned to arrive back in Halifax in the early hours of Sunday. The team leaves Tuesday for a Quebec roadswing that will see them play four games in five days. Catch all the action live on News 95.7 with the play-by-play call from John Moore.