Baie-Comeau vs Charlottetown
The Islanders scored a league-leading 303 goals and were the only team to surpass 300. Their high-octane offence is capable of overpowering opponents and the guns are locked and loaded for what could be the longest playoff run in franchise history.
The Islanders finished second overall to Maritimes Division rival Saint John. The two could clash this post-season, but Charlottetown’s first focus is Baie-Comeau.
The teams split two meetings before Christmas, results rendered meaningless after the Islanders made a series of trades to make them championship contenders. Francois Beauchemin, acquired from Val-d’Or, tallied 45 goals and 97 points, while Filip Chlapik was right behind with 91 points.
Daniel Sprong had 32 goals and 59 points in 31 games, while Kameron Kielly (34-40-74) and Alex Dostie (30-41-71) also enjoyed productive seasons. Defenceman Carl Neill, acquired from Sherbrooke, finished with 56 assists, including a league-leading 37 on the power play.
Charlottetown’s blueline also boasts Nicolas Meloche and Guillaume Brisebois, while 19-year-old netminder Matthew Welsh posted 24 wins to finish in the league’s top five. Ivan Chekhovich led the Drakkar in scoring, tallying 26 goals and 59 points. Ironman Jordan Martel appeared in all 68 games and finished with 51 points, followed by D’Artagnan Joly (48), Simon Chevrier (46) and Vincent Deslauriers (45). Rookie Xavier Bouchard led the defence corps with 34 points.
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