By Bird Bouchard
After winning their first 10 playoff games, the Sherbrooke Phoenix have dropped three straight games and now face elimination.
The local QMJHL team hosted the Halifax Mooseheads for Game 4 of the best-of-seven series Thursday night. Despite losing the league’s leading point scorer in Jordan Dumais who racked up 140 points in the regular season, the Mooseheads found the back of the Phoenix net early on, leading 2-0 after 20 minutes.
The Phoenix got into penalty trouble early on as Joe Flemming took three penalties in the opening frame. Mooseheads forward and Sherbrooke native Alexandre Doucet capitalized on the opportunities, scoring twice for Halifax. The Mooseheads wouldn’t look back as they beat the Phoenix 5-2 to even the series at two games apiece.
“We didn’t have the greatest first period and it was difficult to recover,” said Phoenix head coach Stephane Julien. “We need to hit the reset button quickly.”
Phoenix forward Joshua Roy, who scored his 12th goal of the playoffs Thursday night said it’s important for the Phoenix to forget the latest games.