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Isles Hope to Start New Winning Streak in Rematch against Moose

April 9, 2021 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Charlottetown Islanders News Release

It's hard to imagine that the Charlottetown Islanders and Halifax Mooseheads will play their fifth straight game against one another tonight, but it's no lie. The two teams have gotten very acquainted with one another this season and they'll do battle once again at the Scotiabank Centre.

The Islanders (30-5-0-0) had their incredible 15-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday night at the hands of the Mooseheads (15-16-5-4), who pulled into a tie with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for 12th overall in the QMJHL standings. That win steered them clear of the Moncton Wildcats, who were nipping at their heels for fourth in the Maritime Division standings, a position that means a little bit more with the announcement of this year's President's Cup Playoff format.

While Charlottetown looks to start one streak, Cédric Desruisseaux will look to establish franchise history with a streak of his own. The 21-year-old picked up his 38th goal of the season on Wednesday, extending his impressive point streak to 20 games. With a point tonight, he'll match Filip Chlapik's franchise-high 21-game point streak established during the 2016-2017 season.

On the injury front, Thomas Casey and Patrick Leblanc both returned to action last game; Casey returned after missing two games with a cold, while Leblanc returned after missing four games with a lower-body injury.

For Halifax, they'll remain without one of their star players in Zachary L'Heureux. The forward will serve the second of a two-game suspension tonight. It remains to be seen if anyone else will return to the lineup from the infirmary bay for the Moose; they had seven players sidelined with various injuries the last time these two teams played.

You can catch every second of the action tonight on Eastlink's Friday Night Hockey, along with over the airwaves on Fair Isle Ford Isles Radio on YouTube! Want to make a night of it? All five viewing partners across Charlottetown will be carrying the game - Boston Pizza, the Factory Downtown, Outrider's Cookhouse, the PEI Brewing Company, and Dooly's on Kent Street!

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