SYDNEY, N.S. — The Halifax Mooseheads emerged victorious over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on New Year's Eve, winning the bout 4-1 and taking home the Hurley Cup.
The Mooseheads ended the 2017 portion of their schedule in first place in the Maritimes Division of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The herd and Screaming Eagles fought for provincial junior hockey supremacy during a two-game total-goal series. The first game was held Dec. 30 in Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre, with the Moose winning 5-2; the second game was held Dec. 31 at Centre 200.
Trina Norman, the president of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society, was in Sydney to watch the final and present the Hurley Cup to the winner. The team captains received Long Pond hockey sticks and replica wooden pucks. This is the second year the teams competed for the Hurley Cup, which is named after hockey's origins. Hurley was the sport King's College students played in Windsor in the 1800s.
Cape Breton won the inaugural Hurley Cup.