What will they do next? The line of Connor Moynihan, Nico Hischier and Max Fortier have 23 points over the last two games helping the Halifax Mooseheads to back to back victories in the past week. Halifax will be looking for a third straight win as they host the Charlottetown Islanders this evening. For the Isles this will be their 3rd game in 3 nights. Another question on a lot of people’s minds is who will coach Andre Tourigney start in goal tonight. Veteran goalie Kevin Resop began last night’s game and let in a goal on the first shot but finished the period before getting pulled in favour of rookie Alexis Gravel after Sherbrooke scored 3 times on 11 shots. Should be an exciting game as this match features the top 3 leading scorers in the league (Filip Chlapik, Hischier and Fortier) and 8 of the top 31 overall.
This is the third matchup between these two teams this season. Halifax is 1-1-0-0 against the Islanders so far while Charlottetown has a 1-1-0-0 record versus the Mooseheads. The two teams last met on October 8 in Moose Country where Connor Moynihan scored twice to lead the home team to a 5-2 victory while Alexis Gravel picked up first star honours making 35 saves.
Islanders: 12-8-1-0 = 25 points (2nd in Maritimes division, 6th overall)
Mooseheads: 10-10-0-0 = 20 points (4th in Maritimes division, 12th overall)
HAL: Maxime Fortier 31pts (9G & 22A), Nico Hischier 30pts (14G & 16A), Connor Moynihan 21pts (12G & 9A)
CHA: Filip Chlapik 31pts (18G & 13A), Kameron Kielly 26pts (11G & 15A), Mitchell Balmas 24pts (8G & 16A)
Charlottetown is coming off a 7-3 loss at the hands of division leader Saint John on Friday evening. Pierre-Olivier Joseph led the team with 3 assists while the Islanders got goals from three different players. Matthew Welsh picked up the defeat stopping 23 of the Sea Dogs 27 shots in relief on home ice.
Halifax is coming off a big 9-5 victory over the visiting Phoenix last night. Maxime Fortier led the Mooseheads with a franchise record 6 assists while the team was led in goals by Connor Moynihan who scored his first career hat trick. Alexis Gravel picked up the win versus Sherbrooke making 14 saves on 16 shots.
ALUM ON ISLANDERS – Cody Donaghey
October 2 Halifax 2 at Charlottetown 9
October 8 Charlottetown 2 at Halifax 5
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
Drakkar vs. Screaming Eagles 5:00pm
Armada vs. Huskies 5:00pm
Sagueneens vs. Titan 5:00pm
Olympiques vs. Foreurs 5:00pm
Sea Dogs vs. Phoenix 7:00pm
Voltigeurs vs. Wildcats 8:00pm
Remparts vs. Oceanic 8:00pm
AFTER THE BUZZER
Halifax will travel to Moncton to take on the Wildcats on Friday evening. Puck drops at 7pm.