The Charlottetown Islanders enters tonight’s game with a 13-10-1-0 record, currently sixth overall in the Quebec major junior hockey league. For forward Pascal Aquin, it will be a special evening as he will reunite with his former teammates from Shawinigan. The native of Le Gardeur, Quebec, donned the Cataractes uniform from 2013-14 to 2015-16. “It’s going to be special because I played with them for two years,” he explains. Pascal was there during the playoffs last season as the Cataractes eliminated the Islanders. This is the first meeting between these two teams since the 2016 spring tournament and the Islanders will want to cry revenge. Charlottetown has won two of its last five games with 20 goals scored and 26 conceded. The Islanders offensive production runs at full speed with a total of 106 goals scored in 24 games, an average of 4.4 goals per game. WHO’S HOT… Filip Chlapik continues his streak with points in consecutive games with 21 games with at least one point. He scored 37 points (18b, 19p) since the start of the campaign. Defenceman Pierre-Olivier Joseph has 9 assists in his last four games.
The Shawinigan Cataractes continues their pursuit of the league’s top spot with a record of 17-6-0-0 with one point behind the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Shawinigan won his last four games with 20 goals scored and 8 awarded to his opponents only. It will be a tight game tonight given that the Cataractes have a .500 record against the Islanders, all-time. With 59 goals conceded, Shawinigan is second for the team that allowed the least number of goals for the opposing teams. With a loss from the Huskies and a win for the Cataractes, Claude Bouchard’s team would take the lead in the standings. WHO’S HOT… Forward Alexis D’Aoust has 7 goals in his last four games.