Charlottetown Islanders winger Spenser Cobbold comes around the Quebec net during first period action Saturday against the Rremparts.
A pair of hat tricks from Quebec Remparts’ Nick Sorensen and Olivier Archambault sealed a 6-3 fate for the Charlottetown Islanders on home ice Saturday.
The two wingers combined for six goals to down the Islanders at Eastlink Centre, extending the team’s losing streak to seven.
Although in a slump, rookie forward Daniel Sprong said the team is hoping to take the positives away from the loss.
“We played our system. Every time we do that we’re fine but when we get away from it is when it costs us in penalties and goals,” said Sprong. “We’re going to take the positives out of tonight’s game, forget about the negatives, work on that and be ready to go tomorrow.”
The Islanders will host the Halifax Mooseheads at Eastlink Arena at 3 p.m. Sunday. Halifax is second in the QMJHL with a 22-10-0-1 record.
Penalties cost the Islanders early in Saturday’s match.
Sorenson opened up scoring at 12:22 in the first period. He struck again at 14:07 during a 5-on-3 power play to extend the lead to 2-0.
The Islanders opened up the second period in a burst of offensive energy, with Sprong scoring his 15th goal of the season two minutes in.
Sprong said while the team had some good moments in the game, the squad is still struggling to give a full 60 minute effort.
“We’re getting closer and closer every game and we’re going to have bursts here and there,” he said. “But at the end of the game, we have to have played for 60 minutes. We can’t play 20, 30 or 40 anymore.”
Sorenson scored his third of the night at 9:13 in the second period.
Archambault scored twice early in the third period, the first at only 50 seconds in. That was followed by another power play goal at 3:14 to make the game 5-1.
Yan Pavel Laplante scored short-handed for the Islanders at 12:16 while Alexandre Goulet found the net at 17:25 to narrow the gap 5-3.
The Islanders pulled goaltender Antoine Bibeau for one final push, with Archambault scoring on the empty net for his hat trick.
Islanders defenceman Ryan Graves had two assists, while singles went to Jack Nevins, Matthew Bursey, Troy Vance and Bradley Kennedy.
Forward Adam Erne tallied three assists for the Remparts, while Ryan Culkin and Anthony Duclair both had a pair. Singles went to Dillon Donnelly and Archambault.
Quebec netminder Callum Booth made 31 saves for the Remparts while Charlottetown goaltender Antoine Bibeau stopped 29 shots in the loss.
The Islanders have a 13-15-1-3 record in the QMJHL.