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Mooseheads Visit Quebec Sunday

February 24, 2024 - Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
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Halifax, Nova Scotia - Jan 13:Brady Schultz #5 of the Halifax Mooseheads fights of the check of Loic Goyette #19 of the Quebec Remparts during the QMJHL game between the Halifax Mooseheads and Quebec Remparts on January 13 2024 at the Scotiabank Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Trevor MacMillan/Halifax Mooseheads)

PREVIEW: Mooseheads visit Quebec Sunday

Category: ArticleFebruary 24, 2024


Mooseheads-X (36-14-7-1) AT Remparts (19-33-4-0), 4pm AST, Videotron Centre

Halifax, 2nd in Eastern Conference Quebec 10th in Eastern Conference

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It's has been a whale of a road trip thus far for your Halifax Mooseheads who stayed a perfect 3-0 on Friday night with a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over the Gatineau Olympiques. The Herd started the week long venture away from home last Monday with a win in Moncton before heading to Sherbrooke where they defeated the Phoenix on Thursday.

Lou-Felix Denis was the latest hero by scoring 1:45 into the extra period at Gatineau's Slush Puppy Centre to complete a wild few minutes of action between the teams. Halifax watched a 4-2 lead evaporate in the final minute of regulation when Justin Boisselle scored twice with the Gatineau net empty to force overtime. Peter Reynolds, Mathieu Cataford, Cade Moser and Markus Vidicek also scored in the victory. Jack Milner was in the crease and made 34 saves to earn his 10th win of the season.

Moose Injuries: Jordan Dumais (out indefinitely - lower body) timeline to return is approximately one-to-two weeks. Braeden MacPhee (day-to-day - upper body) - MacPhee returned Thursday but re-aggravated the injury during the game and will be questionable vs Quebec.

Meet the Opponent - Quebec Remparts

Head Coach - Eric Veilleux (First season with Quebec)

Team Stats: Goals per Game - 2.46 (18th in QMJHL) | Goals Against per Game - 3.88 (15th in QMJHL) | PP - 16.6% (17th in QMJHL) | PK - 76.5% (13th in QMJHL)

Leaders: Goals - Julien Beland (25) | Assists - 3-Tied (22) | Points - Julien Beland (47)

The Quebec Remparts are suffering through the nearly inevitable bottoming out after celebrating a Memorial Cup Championship last spring. The Remparts are stuck at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and are tied with Saint John for the second fewest points in the entire QMJHL. It's highly likely that one of those two teams will be the final club to make the playoffs while the other will join Val d'Or as one of two teams not to make the postseason. Former Mooseheads bench boss Eric Veilleux is known for getting the most out of his players so fans can expect a hard-working effort from the Remparts despite the contrast in talent between them and the Mooseheads. Halifax has scored 58 more goals than Quebec and has allowed 57 fewer goals against.

Season Series: 1-0 Remparts. Quebec came into Moose Country and out-worked the Herd in a 3-2 overtime victory in early January in front of more than 9,000 fans at Scotiabank Centre. Julien Beland scored the OT winner just 59 seconds into the extra period.

If the Playoffs began today: Quebec would miss the playoffs by a tie-breaker. Despite having the same amount of points as Saint John, it would be the Sea Dogs who would sneak into the postseason.

Nova Scotians: 18-year-old defenceman Leyton Stewart of Antigonish, NS is playing in his first season with the Remparts and was a 2021 draft pick of the team. He is the older brother of prominent female goalie Rhyah Stewart.


1 - Make it an even 20 wins away from Scotiabank Centre for the Mooseheads who have a knack for playing their best hockey on the road.

2 - Markus Vidicek became only the fifth player in Halifax Mooseheads history to reach the 250-point plateau for his career by scoring his 39th goal of the season on Friday.

3 - Defenceman Brady Schultz couldn't be any more on fire than he is right now. He continues to be one of the best 14th round picks anyone could have imagined and has nine points in his last three games. He is third in Q scoring by a defenceman and just four points back of the leader.

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