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Eagles defeat Mooseheads 5-3

Cape Breton scored three times in the final period
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The Cape Breton Eagles defeated the Halifax Mooseheads 5-3 on Friday.

Braeden MacPhee opened up the scoring near the midway point of the first period to give Halifax a 1-0 lead.

Trevor Thurston tied things up in the second period with his first goal in the QMJHL.

Jack Martin restored the Herd's lead but it was short-lived as Cam Squires evened things up minutes later to make it 2-2 heading into the third period.

Cameron Henderson and Xavier Daigle put the Eagles up 4-2.

Mathieu Cataford brought Halifax within one but Cape Breton's Olivier Houde scored an empty netter to make it a 5-3 final in the Eagles' favour.

The Mooseheads are back in the Scotiabank Centre on Sunday when they welcome the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Make sure you tune into CityNews 95.7 for the all your play-by-play action with Garreth MacDonald.

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