Mar 19: Islanders vs. Mooseheads preview

Puck drops at 4:00pm
TV: Webcast | Radio: News 95.7 | Live: @MC_MooseCountry
Eastlink Centre (3,717) ~ Charlottetown, PEI

After getting an outburst of scoring last night in Moncton, your Halifax Mooseheads will look to picking up a second straight win and playing spoiler to the Islanders when they visit Charlottetown this evening. It’s the last game of the regular season for both teams, with one looking to get a better position for the playoffs and the other hoping to end a rebuilding year on a high note. With losses last weekend on home ice, Halifax was officially eliminated from competing for the President’s Cup and was put into a coin toss scenario with Baie-Comeau. Charlottetown can still have home ice advantage in the playoffs but it will depend on what happens tonight on the island and elsewhere in the league. The early afternoon game will be interesting with the Herd and Isles playing last night against different teams and both coming off victories. Games between these division rivals have been pretty tight all season with 4 going to extra time.

The last game between the two was a week ago today, with the Islanders erasing a 0-2 deficit and skated away with the overtime win. Kelly Bent and Otto Somppi scored for Halifax in the Mooseheads home finale.

Overall Records
Mooseheads: 21-38-7-1 = 50 points (6th in Maritimes division, 17th overall)
Islanders: 34-26-5-2 = 75 points (4th in Maritimes division, 9th overall)

Leading Scorers
CHA: Samuel Blais 81pts (33G & 48A), Bradley Kennedy 55pts (24G & 31A), Filip Chlapik 53pts (12G & 41A)
HFX: Maxime Fortier 76pts (31G & 45A), Otto Somppi 45pts (13G & 32A), Anthony Sorrentino 34pts (22G & 12A)

Last Games
Halifax is coming off a big 7-4 win on the road in Moncton last night. Vincent Watt had two goals and Otto Somppi led the team with 4 points for the Mooseheads while Kevin Resop stopped 26 of the Wildcats 30 shots.

Charlottetown barely defeated the Titan on home ice on Friday evening as 3 different players scored in a 3-2 victory while Mason McDonald of the Islanders made 34 saves against Acadie-Bathurst.

Season Series
Head to Head: 2-3-2-1 = 7 points
September 11  Halifax 3 at Charlottetown 4 SO
November 29  Halifax 4 at Charlottetown 2
January 3  Halifax 5 at Charlottetown 6 OT
January 5  Charlottetown 5 at Halifax 6 OT
January 17  Halifax 0 at Charlottetown 6
February 6  Charlottetown 6 at Halifax 4
February 20  Charlottetown 5 at Halifax 2
March 12  Charlottetown 3 at Halifax 2 OT
March 19  Halifax at Charlottetown – 4pm

Out of Town
Screaming Eagles vs Sea Dogs 4:00pm
Voltiguers vs Foreurs 4:00pm
Wildcats vs Titan 4:00pm
Drakkar vs Sagueneens 5:00pm
Olympiques vs Huskies 5:00pm
Remparts vs Oceanic 5:00pm
Cataractes vs Armada 5:00pm
Phoenix vs Tigres 5:00pm

After the Buzzer
The Mooseheads will have the first or second overall pick in the 2016 QMJHL draft in June.


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