Charlottetown Islanders at Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
The Charlottetown Islanders will be looking to end their Northern Quebec road trip on a high note when they cap it all off with a visit to Rouyn-Noranda to take on the Huskies in a Saturday night matchup.
The Islanders (9-10-2-0) were close to securing two points on a number of occasions last night in Val d’Or, but found themselves in the midst of a goaltenders duel between Francesco Lapenna and Val d’Or Foreurs starter William Blackburn. Unfortunately, with six seconds left in overtime, an untimely turnover allowed Kale McCallum to win the game for the home team. Lapenna made 38 saves in defeat, en route to a second star selection in the game.
Meanwhile, the Huskies (12-9-1-0) received a shot in the arm last night after rookie sensation Bill Zonnon and head coach Brad Yetman returned from international duty at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The team immediately found success, defeating the Moncton Wildcats 3-2 on home ice. Rouyn-Noranda finds themselves fourth in the QMJHL’s Western Conference, just two points back of the third-place Victoriaville Tigres.
Forward Sam Bowness (wrist) returned to the lineup last night and recorded an assist. Brett Arsenault (knee) remains listed as doubtful.
Defenseman Félix Allard was the only listed injury from last night’s game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
- Owen Hollingsworth has goals in two straight games since returning from injury. The forward from Ottawa now has five points in 12 games this season.
- Marcus Kearsey hasn’t recorded a point in three straight games, the longest stretch in his early career thus far. The 16-year-old defenseman will look to reverse his fortunes tonight.
- Daniil Bourash recorded his 16th goal of the season last night against the Moncton Wildcats. The Belarusian forward is now tied for fourth in the QMJHL in the goals category.
- Bill Zonnon made his return from representing Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge last night and picked up an assist. Despite having played just 17 games, Zonnon currently sits third among all rookies with 16 points.
SERIES AT A GLANCE
The Huskies defeated the Islanders 4-0 in Charlottetown on October 23rd. It was the first time Rouyn-Noranda had defeated the Islanders since January 19th, 2019.
WATCH AND LISTEN
Catch all the action from Rouyn-Noranda 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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