The Charlottetown Islanders put their undefeated streak on the line tonight in Sydney, N.S.
The Islanders are one of eight teams to start the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season 2-0. The Eagles are 0-1-0-1 after losing 3-2 in a shootout to the Islanders Saturday in Charlottetown.
Since then all of the Islanders have returned from NHL camps.
“I expect everyone returning from camps to be in the lineup,” coach Gordie Dwyer said Thursday. “It’s great to have these guys back and now we can focus on everybody that’s here and continue to build our team here early in the season.”
Antoine Bibeau gets the call in the Islanders’ crease. He won his first game of the season Saturday night.
The Eagles have also had a couple of their key players return from NHL camps.
“I expect them to come out strong. It’s their home opener,” Dwyer said. “I thought they played very well against us the last game.”
Dwyer said he anticipates a hard-fought match.
The Islanders complete the weekend in Saint John, N.B., Sunday with a 3 p.m. game with the Sea Dogs (1-1).