The Charlottetown Islanders look to make it three in a row tonight.
The Islanders (9-2-0-1) host the Chicoutimi Sagueneens (7-6-0-0) at 7 p.m. in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
“They have some real good offensive weapons,” Islanders’ coach Gordie Dwyer said Friday.
That group includes Charles Hudon, a left-winger and a second-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens, Laurent Dauphin, a second-round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes, and Nicholas Roy, the first overall pick of the QMJHL draft last spring.
That doesn’t even include their leading scorer Sebastien Sylvestre, who has 11 assists and 18 points in 13 games this season.
Eric Brassard gets his first home start tonight for the Islanders.
“He’s played extremely well on the road when in the net,” Dwyer said. “He competes hard in practice and during the game as well.
The Sagueneens have strong goalie in Domenic Graham and 17-year-old Julio Billia, who helped Canada win the Ivan Hlinka memorial tournament this summer.
The game will also see the return of Victor Provencher to Charlottetown.
The 20-year-old left-winger played three seasons with the P.E.I. Rocket before being traded
In 201 career games with the Rocket, he scored 49 goals and set up 45 more. He has three goals and an assist in eight games this season.