When Jonathan Drouin tied Peter Trainor for the QMJHL scoring lead he couldn’t have done it in a more appropriate way.
After dazzling Metro Centre fans all year, the Mooseheads’ gifted playmaker dangled and weaved his way around seemingly every Bathurst Titan’s player and tucked a perfect pass over to Stefan Fournier who made no mistake from in close.
The play sent a capacity crowd of 10,595 at the Metro Centre into a frenzy Sunday afternoon and gave the Mooseheads a huge 6-1 lead late in the second period.
Everybody knew what was coming. Drouin captured the scoring lead after assisting on Marty Frk’s power play goal early in the third period to make it 8-2.
The Mooseheads dominated from start to finish en route to an 11-3 victory. With it the Mooseheads (49-6-2-1) clinch first place overall in the QMJHL for the first time in franchise history.
After Friday’s 6-1 effort against the Saint John Sea Dogs, the Mooseheads pulled off another relentless home triumph.
Matthew Boudreau led the way with a hat trick and was among seven Halifax players to enjoy a multi-point nights.
The Mooseheads are back in action on Wednesday when they visit the Shawinigan Cataractes.
Andrew Rankin - Metro Halifax