Samuel Asselin opened the scoring and set up another as the Halifax Mooseheads beat the Prince Albert Raiders 4-1 on Friday in the 2019 Memorial Cup opener.


READ MORE:
The 2019 Memorial Cup: A look at each of the four teams at this year’s tournament

Alexis Gravel did his part for Halifax with 23 saves. Xavier Parent, Jake Ryczek and Antoine Morand also scored for the host Mooseheads while Maxim Trepanier chipped in with three assists.

READ  Nova Scotia Power warns of dangers of stealing copper - Halifax (News)

The 20-year-old Asselin, who won a Memorial Cup with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan last season before a trade sent him to Halifax, led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 48 goals in the regular season and potted nine more in the playoffs.

READ  Canadians In China On Alert As Tensions Rise Round Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Arrest

Noah Gregor found the back of the net for the Western Hockey League champion Raiders.

WATCH: Memorial cup arrives in Halifax with tournament set to begin

READ  Brian Bowman wins re-election as mayor of Winnipeg, CBC tasks






Ian Scott stopped 33-of-36 shots in defeat.

Round-robin play at the national major junior hockey championship continues Saturday with the Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm against the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who beat the Mooseheads for the President’s Cup only on Saturday.


Halifax Mooseheads beat out Prince Albert Raiders in Memorial Cup opener

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here