P.E.I. club on two-game winning streak
The P.E.I. Rocket will look to extend their winning streak to three games tonight in Moncton.
The Rocket (19-13-2) plays the Wildcats (21-12-1) at 7 p.m. at the Coliseum.
P.E.I. has won the previous two meetings this season and has recently dominated the series.
Last year, the Rocket won seven straight games after losing the first meeting of the 2011-12 season with the Wildcats.
Moncton sits second in the division, three points up on third-place P.E.I.
The Wildcats are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games while P.E.I. is 6-4.
This will be the Rocket’s second to last game before Christmas. They face Acadie-Bathurst Friday in northern New Brunswick.
The Rocket’s Josh Currie and linemate Ben Duffy are one-two in the league scoring race. Currie has 61 points (30 goals, 31 assists), while Duffy is three points behind with 23 goals and 35 assists.
The Rocket will be without left-winger Matej Beran and defenceman Tomas Pavelka while the Wildcats will be missing left-winger Dmitri Jaskin. All three are with the Czech Republic team preparing for the world junior hockey championship, which starts Boxing Day in Russia.
Jaskins leads Moncton with 23 goals and 27 assists in 31 games and is tied for fifth in league scoring.
They have plenty of offence remaining in the lineup with the Saulnier twins. Allain has 46 points and Alex 44 points in 34 games.
The Rocket will host the Wildcats on Friday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m.
The P.E.I. will then play at Acadie-Bathurst on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 4 p.m.
The Rocket will host the Titan on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. in their first game of the new year.