Preview: December 9 vs. Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Charlottetown Islanders @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Date | Time Fri., Dec. 9, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Video Stream CHL TV
Radio MAX 93.1FM
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Next Game Sun., Dec. 11 vs. GAT - 3:00 pm
After a long week of hard practice, the Charlottetown Islanders play their first game in six days as they head across the bridge to take on the Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Last weekend was a tale of two teams, as the Islanders (12-13-2-0) followed up their worst performance of the season against the Victoriaville Tigres on Friday night with a decisive 5-1 victory over the Cape Breton Eagles. It continues a consistent trend for the Islanders, who are 4-5-1-0 in their last ten games.
Meanwhile, the Titan (10-14-3-2) will look to rebound after a 3-2 loss last night to the Moncton Wildcats. The Titan briefly held a 2-1 lead after scoring two goals less than a minute apart in the second period, only for the Wildcats to follow that up with a goal of their own 45 seconds after that before Wildcats defender Hugo Marcil scored the game winner later in the period.
Jarrett Todd will sit this game due to injury. Franky Lapenna will get the start in goal for the Islanders.
The Titan goaltenders Sergei Litvinov and Jan Bednar are both listed as injured; Bednar hasn't played since October 20th. Riley Kidney, recently named to Team Canada's selection camp for the 2023 World Junior Championship, will not be in the lineup as training camp begins today.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Michael Horth is coming off the best statistical game of his major junior career, picking up four points in a 5-1 victory over the Cape Breton Eagles on December 3rd. Horth has shattered his career high in points in just 27 games.
Marcus Kearseygot the monkey off his back with two assists in his last game. It's his first points since November 11th.
High Bank, PEI product Harry Clements has had a strong first season of major junior hockey, leading all rookies on the Titan with 11 points in 29 games. He's yet to pick up a point against his hometown team.
Jacob Melanson has been a force for the Titan this season. The Seattle Kraken prospect has 15 points in his past 10 games.
SERIES AT A GLANCE
Although the Titan defeated the Islanders in their last matchup 5-3 on November 24th, the Islanders hold the lead in the season series 2-1 so far.
WATCH AND LISTEN
Catch all the action from the K.C. Irving Regional Centre live on the airwaves with Max 93.1! George Matthews and Cory Arsenault will have the call with the pre-game show starting at 6:45.
Online video stream
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