After a lengthy six game road trip that saw the team go 3-3, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are back on home ice, to face the very team they started the road trip against, the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
Coming into Thursday’s game against Sherbrooke the Eagles are in tied for 7th (with Chicoutimi) in the QMJHL at 32-22-4. Cape Breton has a record of 16-7-4 at Centre 200. The Phoenix are 22-31-4 this season, in 17th spot and one point out of a playoff position, and have a record of 8-18-1 on the road. When the two clubs met 13 days ago in Sherbrooke, the Eagles were victorious 4-1.
Giovanni Fiore leads the league in goal scoring with 45 and leads his team in points with 77 in 51 games. Vasily Glotov has also clicked as of late with seven points over his last eight games. Sherbrooke’s forward group is led by former Eagle Julien Pelletier, who will play his final game at Centre 200 tonight, with 52 points in 54 games. The Phoenix will also have imports Yaroslav Alexeyev and Marek Zachar, who were both absent from the meeting in Sherbrooke.
Puck drop for tonight’s game is 7 PM at Centre 200.