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Ivan scores OT winner as Cape Breton edges Charlottetown

Shawn Boudrias of the Cape Breton Eagles, right, and Lukas Cormier of the Charlottetown Islanders battle for possession during Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action at Centre 200 on Wednesday.
Shawn Boudrias of the Cape Breton Eagles, right, and Lukas Cormier of the Charlottetown Islanders battle for possession during Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action at Centre 200 on Wednesday. The Eagles won 3-2 in overtime. - Jeremy Fraser
SYDNEY, N.S. —

Ivan Ivan scored with 1:16 left in overtime to lift the Cape Breton Eagles to a 3-2 win over the Charlottetown Islanders in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Wednesday.

The teams were tied after a scoreless third period in front of 2,245 fans at Centre 200. Shaun Miller finished with a goal and an assist, while Nathan Larose added a single.

For the Islanders, Nikita Alexandrov scored both tallies, including a power-play marker in the first period.

In goal, Kevin Mandolese made 30 saves for the win to improve his record to 5-1-0-0 on the season. Matthew Welsh stopped 27 shots as he fell to 5-1-2-0.

The win improved Cape Breton’s record to 8-3-0-0 for 16 points, one back of the Islanders (7-1-3-0) for top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Cape Breton returns to the ice Friday when they host the Halifax Mooseheads (7-4-0-0) at Centre 200, a 7 p.m. start.

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