The host Moncton Wildcats scored four unanswered goals in the final period to dump the Charlottetown Islanders 5-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League pre-season action Wednesday night.
Josh Puglsey gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead 30 seconds into the contest.
Yan Pavel Laplante, from Alexis Pepin and Anthony Cortese, got the Islanders on the scoreboard at 14:01.
Daniel Sprong, from Julien Leduc, put the Charlottetown club ahead at 13:01 of the second.
In the third, Conor Garland struck for Moncton 32 seconds into the period to tie it and Liam Hynes put the hosts ahead 3-2 at 10:54 on the power play.
Lucas Batt at the 12-minute mark and Stephen Johnson at 14:14 completed for the scoring for the Wildcats.
The Islanders were outshot 34-20, including by a 20-4 margin in the final frame.
Daryl McCallum was in goal for the Islanders.
Alex Dubeau was the Moncton netminder.
The Islanders will play their remaining pre-season games at the Civic Centre.
They will host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday at 7 p.m. and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Islanders will open the regular season Friday, Sept. 13, at home against the Halifax Mooseheads. Game time is 7 p.m.
The Islanders announced Wednesday that they have released three more players from camp.
Forwards Blaize Bridges and Thomas Stavert along with defencemen Duncan McKie have were released.
The Islanders added another forward to the camp roster by giving a free-agent tryout to 19-year-old forward Brooker Muir.
Last season, Muir played 49 games in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League for the Welland Jr. Canadians. He scored 25 goals and added 31 assists for a 56-point total.
Goaltenders Antoine Bibeau and Eric Brassard are away at NHL camps, thus forcing the Islanders to call up 17-year-old Sam Walsh from Mount Stewart.
He has been inserted into the lineup as an emergency call up for the Islanders during their remaining exhibition games.
The Islanders are also without veterans Ryan Graves, Troy Vance and Matej Beran as they are attending NHL camps.
There are still 28 players remaining at camp — 16 forwards, eight defencemen and four goalies.