The P.E.I. Rocket hit the road for a one-off matchup tonight against the Halifax Mooseheads in Halifax, N.S.
Game time for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game is 7 p.m. at the Metro Centre.
P.E.I. (30-20-2) has won five straight contests, including a 3-2 squeaker against the Rimouski Oceanic on Friday in Charlottetown and sits eighth overall with 16 games to play.
Meanwhile the first-overall Mooseheads (42-6-2-1) keep rolling along and have won eight of its last 10 games.
So far, the Rocket has lost five of six games in the season series against Halifax, but earned a 5-2 win earlier last month at the Civic Centre and lost a close 4-3 decision a few days later in Halifax.
The Mooseheads will be without Nathan MacKinnon, who’s out with a lower body injury.
Rocket centre Ben Duffy is second in league scoring and leads the league in assists (53) while forward Josh Currie is third overall with 82 points.
Jonathan Drouin leads the Mooseheads scoring list with 72 points.
Rocket goalie Antoine Bibeau (19-10-1) is second overall in save percentage (.912) and fourth is goals-against average (2.78)
The Rocket’s next home game is Saturday against the Saint John Sea Dogs at 7 p.m.
Rocket game rescheduled
The Rocket-Moncton Wildcats home game cancelled due to Sunday’s weather has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 12.
Game time is 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
Those with tickets to the cancelled game will be accepted on the rescheduled game date.
If unable to attend the new game date, tickets purchased through the box office can be exchanged for another game.
The league slapped Drummondville and Val-d’Or with fines and suspensions after a wild game recently between the teams.
Each organization received a $5,000 fine and head coaches Mario Durocher (Val-d’Or) and Mario Duhamel (Drummondville) were suspended for the next three games.
Val-d’Or forward Samuel Henley, following an aggressor game misconduct, received two additional games to the automatic suspension, while Drummondville defenceman Jordan Murray was suspended for three games following a hit to the head to Val-d’Or’s Pierre-Maxime Poudrier midway through the third period.
Drummondville assistant coach Louis Robitaille earned a $1,000 fine for inappropriate behavior during and after the game.