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No Love in the Air as Isles and Eagles Do Battle

February 14, 2021 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Charlottetown Islanders News Release

Charlottetown Islanders vs. the Cape Breton Eagles
Charlottetown Islanders vs. the Cape Breton Eagles
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It may be Valentine's Day, but there will be little love on the ice between the Charlottetown Islanders and Cape Breton Eagles today at Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The two teams will meet in a matinee matchup, their third meeting in the past two weeks.

The Islanders (16-4-0-0) will be looking to exact a measure of revenge against the Eagles for a 5-4 loss suffered just one week ago on February 6th. The Eagles handed Colten Ellis his first loss of the season, breaking the second record-setting streak of a second Islander in 2021 after they held Cedric Desruisseaux goal-less back on January 29th. That game ended Desruisseaux's 13-game goal streak and halted him just one game shy of Sidney Crosby's modern day record of 14.

Desruisseaux did get his own revenge on the Eagles in that 5-4 loss, picking up two goals and an assist in the defeat. The Warwick, Quebec native hasn't slowed down in 2021, picking up nine points over his last five games, including an assist in last night's victory over Halifax.

The status of centre Zac Beauregard remains up in the air after an incident last night against the Mooseheads. Beauregard was assessed a match penalty early in the first period for a high-stick on Halifax forward Kyle Petten, an offense that typically carries a one-game suspension.

Meanwhile, Cape Breton (10-11-0-0) are riding a bit of momentum after a 4-1 victory over the Mooseheads of their own back on Friday night. It was a full-team effort that saw two call-ups, Kian Bell and Michael McQuaid, each earn their first career QMJHL points, while newcomer Felix Pare picked up his first goal in his new team colours.

One player who has flourished with his new team is Dawson Stairs. The forward, who moved to Cape Breton as part of the Ryan Francis trade, finds himself in an improved role and it's working for him; Stairs has a point in each of the four games he has played in for the Eagles, including a goal in his first game against the Isles back on February 6th.

Each of our five viewing partners across Charlottetown will be carrying today's game! In addition, you can watch it all on Eastlink Community TV, or you can listen along on Fair Isle Ford Isles Radio!

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Charlottetown Islanders vs. the Cape Breton Eagles
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