Two major junior hockey players will be making their returns to Charlottetown this weekend.
“It’s going to be a lot different,” said 19-year-old winger Matt Bursey, but “it will be fun.”
The Saint John, N.B., native was traded Dec. 22 to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in exchange for Matthew Cusson.
The Armada is in town tonight for a 7 p.m. contest with the Charlottetown Islanders.
The Rimouski Oceanic makes its only visit to Charlottetown on Sunday for a
4 p.m. game.
Twenty-year-old defenceman Jimmy Oligny was traded in the off-season to Rimouski for a first- and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
Bursey played part of three seasons with the P.E.I. Rocket and Charlottetown Islanders.
“Pretty much my second home is Charlottetown,” he said. “It will be exciting to see all the fans.”
Bursey has a goal, two assists and 15 penalty minutes in 14 games with the Armada.
“The guys are great, the team is good here, everything is great. I couldn’t ask for more,” Bursey said. “It’s a big change from a small town where everybody knows everybody to kind of a big town just outside of Montreal.”
But he is enjoying the experience and looking forward to the rest of the season and playoff run.
Oligny, the Rocket’s first-round pick (seventh overall) in 2009, played four seasons in Charlottetown. He has five goals, 21 assists and 91 penalty minutes this season in Rimouski.
He could not be reached for comment.