Charlottetown Islanders at Val d’Or Foreurs
The Northern Quebec road trip continues tonight for the Charlottetown Islanders as they’ve arrived in Val d’Or to take on the Foreurs.
The Islanders (9-10-1-0) didn’t get their trip kicked off on the right foot Wednesday night in Gatineau. Discipline issues in the first period set Charlottetown on the wrong foot from the outset; the Olympiques picked up two powerplay goals on four early opportunities en route to a 4-2 loss for the Islanders. Owen Hollingsworth scored in his return from injury and Michael Horth added his team-leading 11th goal of the season.
the Foreurs (9-10-2-0) hit the ice after a long layover from their last game on Saturday, November 12th. They came out of that game with an 8-5 loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes, their second loss in a row.
Forward Sam Bowness (wrist) will be a game-time decision. Brett Arsenault (knee) is listed as doubtful. They join defenseman Isaac Vos (upper body) on the injured list.
Forward David Doucet, Carolina Hurricanes prospect Justin Robidas, and defenseman Félix Paquet were listed as injured ahead of the team’s last game.
Forward Charles-Antoine Beauregard will serve the final game of a five-game suspension.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
- Jéremie Biakabutuka will face the team that drafted him for what could potentially be the final time this season. Biakabutuka spent two and a half seasons with the Foreurs, playing 127 games and picking up 38 points.
- Peter Repčík continues to score at a career pace despite being held pointless last game. The Slovakian forward has six points in 13 games as an Islander following the trade from the Cape Breton Eagles
- Former Islander second-round pick Matis Ouellet faces his former team for the first time this season. Ouellet, a product of the local Amos Forestiers under-18 team, has four assists with the Foreurs this season.
- Kale McCallum continues the torrid point-scoring that he’s been on since arriving in Val d’Or from Saint John last season. The 20-year-old defender has picked up 27 points in just 21 games this season; his 21 assists on the year are tied for third among all QMJHL players.
SERIES AT A GLANCE
The Islanders and Foreurs have not played yet this season, with their only other matchup this season coming next Friday in Charlottetown.
WATCH AND LISTEN
Catch all the action from Val d’Or live on the airwaves with Max 93.1! Robbie Doherty and Aidan Northcott will have the call with the pre-game show starting at 7:45.
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