The Halifax Mooseheads will be playing their first rematch of the season. Less than a week ago, the Moose and the Charlottetown Islanders met in Charlottetown where the home team won quite handily. Halifax will be looking to even the season series when they play some Saturday night hockey this evening. The Herd have a good record on home ice and hope to keep it going against the 4-2 Islanders. Charlottetown has surprised a few people with their fast start and the team seems to be firing on all cylinders. The Isles have 5 of the top 10 leading scorers in the league, overager Kameron Kielly leads the team with 13 points in 6 games. it should be an interesting game after an emotional win last night by the Mooseheads and a disappointing loss for the Islanders on Friday night.
This is the second meeting between the two teams this season. Charlottetown is 1-0-0-0 against the Mooseheads this year while Halifax is 0-1-0-0 versus the Islanders. The two teams met on Sunday afternoon, where Filip Chlapik led Charlottetown with a hat trick and 4 points to a 9-2 victory. Otto Somppi led Halifax with a goal and an assist while Kevin Resop took the loss after letting in 7 goals on 40 shots before being pulled with less than 10 minutes to go.
Islanders: 4-2-0-0 = 8 points (1st in Maritimes division, 3rd overall)
Mooseheads: 3-2-0-0 = 6 points (4th in Maritimes division, 10th overall)
HAL: Maxime Fortier 8pts (5G & 3A), Arnaud Durandeau 4pts (3G & 1A), Benoit-Olivier Groulx 4pts (2G & 2A)
CHA: Kameron Kielly 13pts (5G & 8A), Mitchell Balmas 11pts (3G & 8A), Jake Coughler 10pts (7G & 3A)
Charlottetown is coming off a 5-3 loss to the Screaming Eagles on Friday evening. The Islanders got scoring from three different players in Cape Breton while Matthew Welsh made 24 saves on 28 Charlottetown shots to pick up the defeat.
Halifax is coming off a 6-5 victory over the Oceanic last night. Bradley Kennedy and Maxime Fortier led the Mooseheads with a goal and an assist each while Kevin Resop made 21 saves to get the win against Rimouski on home ice.
ALUM ON OCEANIC – Cody Donaghey
October 2 Halifax 2 at Charlottetown 9
October 8 Charlottetown at Halifax – 7pm
November 12 Charlottetown at Halifax – 7pm
December 28 Halifax at Charlottetown – 7pm
January 11 Charlottetown at Halifax – 7pm
February 10 Halifax at Charlottetown – 7pm
February 18 Charlottetown at Halifax – 7pm
March 5 Halifax at Charlottetown – 3pm
March 15 Charlottetown at Halifax – 7pm
OUT OF TOWN
Voltigeurs vs. Titan 4:00pm
Drakkar vs. Tigres 5:00pm
Wildcats vs. Oceanic 7:00pm
Remparts vs. Foreurs 8:00pm
Huskies vs. Sagueneens 8:00pm
AFTER THE BUZZER
Halifax will continue a busy Thanksgiving weekend hosting the Charlottetown Islanders on Saturday night. Puck drops at 7pm.