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Isles Meet Eagles in Kevin Elliott's Final Home Game

April 11, 2021 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Charlottetown Islanders News Release

After 16 seasons, over 1300 QMJHL games, and a lifetime of memories, Kevin Elliott steps behind the Charlottetown Islanders bench for the final time today.

Charlottetown's beloved athletic therapist takes part in his final game this season before joining Hockey Canada as their Manager of Medical Services. His Islanders meet the Cape Breton Eagles for the first time since March 21st.

The Islanders (31-5-0-0) were scheduled to play the Eagles (12-23-1-0) on two more recent occasions; however, multiple Cape Breton players were experiencing flu-like symptoms too close to game time, leading both games to be cancelled out of an abundance of caution. Since then, the Isles have played the Halifax Mooseheads on five straight occasions, going 4-1 in that span.

While all eyes today will be on Elliott, on the ice Cédric Desruisseaux looks to accomplish something that no one in franchise history has done. With a point in today's game, he'll surpass Filip Chlapik's record 21-game point streak. Desruisseaux has had a dream season, leading the QMJHL in points all year long and having only had one game without a point all year.

Meanwhile, Isles captain Brett Budgell will play in his 200th career regular season game this afternoon, becoming the latest Islander to reach a substantial personal milestone this season. Budgell suited up for his first game as an Islander on January 4th 2018, and in that time has picked up 154 points, including a career-high 50 this year.

Across the ice, the Eagles are coming off a substantial layoff, having not played a game since April 2nd. Battered and bruised prior to the layoff, Cape Breton will hopefully get a number of their injured players back to the lineup; at any given time, the Eagles were without defensive staples Jérémy Langlois, Nathan Larose, and Jarrett Baker, along with netminder William Grimard and forwards Felix Pare, Matthew MacDonald, and Logan Camp.

Season Ticket Holders, we look forward to having you in the building tonight as we honour Kevin Elliott in the way he deserves. Please use your ticket for Home Game 19 for today's game. If you're unable to make it, you can tune in on Fair Isle Ford Isles Radio, or watch at home on Eastlink Community TV!

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