HALIFAX – The Mooseheads are headed to the playoffs.
The news came out on Friday after the Sherbrooke Phoenix came up short against Shawinigan — about an hour after Halifax suffered an overtime loss against Cape Breton.
It wasn’t a stellar weekend for the herd, as they lost 3-2 in overtime against the Screaming Eagles on Friday, and then suffered a 2-1 loss on Saturday against the number one seed in the QMJHL, the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Despite this, Sherbrooke’s loss to the Cataractes on Friday solidified Halifax’s spot in the playoffs.
The Mooseheads will be heading to Quebec to take on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and head coach Andre Tourigny says his team will be looking to prepare accordingly.
“For us it will be a little bit of rest, and after that meetings, having a plan for the series, how we plan to counter our opponent,” said Tourigney. “And after we’ll have probably two practices, maybe three.”
The opening round will be a best of seven series, with games one and two going Friday and Saturday in Rouyn-Noranda, games three (Tuesday), four (Wednesday) and if necessary five will go in Halifax, and the final two games – again, if needed – will happen in the Huskies’ barn.
Playoff tickets for games three and four at the Scotiabank centre going on sale Tuesday at 11 a.m.