Charlottetown Islanders vs. Acadie-Bathurst Titan
From here on out, all games are must-win for the Charlottetown Islanders, looking to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in the team’s 10-year history. That goes even more so when playing teams in the fight with you, like today against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan
The Islanders (15-23-2-1) have been playing inspired hockey over the past few weeks and are being rewarded for it as winners of two straight games, including a 5-4 last night over the surging Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Typically known as a team that struggles to score goals, the Islanders have now posted back-to-back games with 5 goals scored.
Meanwhile, the Titan (15-20-5-2) will look to extend their four-point lead over the Islanders in the Eastern Conference standings today. They played host to the Sagueneens on Friday, losing 5-3 in that game.
Simon Hughes will return from a one-game suspension in this afternoon’s game. Brett Arsenault and Alexis Michaud remain out with injury, while Jarrett Todd returned to yesterday’s game.
Forward Jake Uberti is expected to be the only player unavailable to Bathurst after his season ended due to a shoulder injury.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
- Joel Marchon continued his hot play yesterday with a pair of assists, bringing him to four points in five games with Charlottetown.
- Jérémie Biakabutuka scored his 12th goal of the season last night; he’s now tied for second among all QMJHL defenseman in goals.
- Bobby Orr has been playing inspired hockey since arriving in Bathurst. The Carolina Hurricanes prospect has points in each of his three games with Bathurst, including a goal last game.
- Dylan Andrews had one of his most productive games as a Titan player against Charlottetown last week, recording two goals, including the game-winner.
SERIES AT A GLANCE
Charlottetown and Bathurst have an even 3-3 record against one another this season after the Titan defeated the Islanders 6-3 on January 14th.
WATCH AND LISTEN
All the action from the Eastlink Centre can be heard live on Max 93.1! Join George Matthews and Cory Arsenault for the pre-game show starting at 2:45pm.
Online video stream
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Single-game tickets for tonight’s games are available at the Eastlink Centre box office, by phone at 902-629-6625, or online by clicking HERE.