The Canadiens traveled to the Miramichi last night to take on the Rivermen, and earned a hard-fought two points with a convincing 6-2 win.
The Rivermen got on the board first with a power play goal by Dawson Warman at the 4:13 mark of the first period. The Canadiens evened the score at 16:29 when Patrick Daley scored his first of three on the night (Nicholas Pellerin, Logan Johnston). Shortly thereafter Seth Fillmore scored on the power play (Daley, Matthew Paul) with 2:03 to go on the period, and then Ben Corey (Sam Cameron) scored a shorty with 1:19 to go.
The Rivermen got the game back to 3-2 with a goal at 9:29 of the second (Yan Plourde from Tristan Young and Alex Beaulieu), but that is as close as they could get on this night. Patrick Daley (Cameron) re-established the two goal lead at 12:29, and the period ended 4-2 Habs.
The Canadiens added two more goals in the third. Daley completed his hat trick at 15:43 (from Jonathan Cloutier), and Isaac Billings (Cameron, David Comeau) sealed it with six seconds left to play.
With the win the Canadiens improved their record to 11-17-0-1, good for 23 points and brining them within four points of the Kensington Wild. The Canadiens also have a game in hand. Those two teams tangle today at Willie O’Ree at 3:00 pm.