Charlottetown Islanders @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan
After a full week of practice and preparation, the Charlottetown Islanders are back on the ice in a Saturday night showdown across the Confederation Bridge against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.
The Islanders (13-21-2-1) were in need of that full week of practice; the Isles have lost three straight and nine of their past ten games, with their one victory coming against the Titan. After a decent amount of player movement, this week represented the first time the whole group practiced together.
The same could be said for the Titan (14-19-4-2) who have lost four straight and five of their past six games. Bathurst recently traded away franchise players Jacob Melanson and Riley Kidney during the QMJHL’s holiday trading period.
Michael Horth was listed as injured prior to the team’s last game against Moncton; his status is unknown heading into tonight.
Bathurst is expected to have a fully healthy roster after having no injuries reported ahead of their most recent game against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
- Anton Topilnyckyj has made waves with his performances in his rookie season. The 17-year-old was ranked 162nd among all North American Skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s midseason draft rankings.
- Joel Marchon now has his first full week as a Charlottetown Islander under his belt. The Swiss forward was acquired by the Islanders as part of the trade that sent Jakub Brabenec to the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
- Jake Uberti will see his first action as a member of the Titan. Uberti was a free agent signing after spending 4.5 seasons in the OHL with the Niagara IceDogs and Mississauga Steelheads
- Donovan Arsenault picked up a goal in his first game as a Titan. He was acquired by Bathurst as part of the trade that sent Riley Kidney to Gatineau.
SERIES AT A GLANCE
In five matchups this season, the Islanders have picked up three victories over the Titan.
WATCH AND LISTEN
All the action from the KC Irving Regional Centre can be heard live on Max 93.1! Join George Matthews and Aidan Northcott for the pre-game show starting at 6:45pm.
Online video stream
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