Islanders drop final game of regular season to Titan
The Acadie-Bathurst Titan came out flying on Saturday afternoon in both team’s final game of the regular season, scoring two goals in the first 4 minutes.
They added two more in the second and one more in the third, while the Islanders only put two past the Titan goalie Reilly Pickard in 60 minutes. The Titan won 5-2.
The Islanders goals were scored by Kameron Kielly (Daniel Sprong) and Francois Beauchemin (Alex Dostie, Carl Neill).
In between the pipes, it was Matthew Welsh for Charlottetown against Reilly Pickard for Acadie-Bathurst.
Final shots were even at 35 a piece.
Before puck drop, there was a ceremony for the three 20-year-olds on the Islanders. Francois Beauchemin, Carl Neill and Kameron Kielly were presented with pictures from the team as a video played honouring them all.
After the game, Neill said he tried to soak it all in throughout the 60 minutes.
“I tried to make the most of it all as you know it’s your last one in regular season. It’s a very special thing to finish your regular season here tonight and me, Francois and Kameron just tried to take it all in and enjoy it.”
At the conclusion of the 68th game of the regular season, the Islanders will finish 4th overall in the standings.
Now, the team will prepare for the playoffs, which has been in the back of the team’s mind for a while now, said Neill.
“We’ve been looking forward to the playoffs. We know we’ve got a fun group to watch and a pretty exciting team so it’s going to be a fun time and we’re all ready to go.”
While the Islanders positioning is set, the rest of the league is not. The first round matchups will be determined on Saturday night.