Islanders lose 3-2 in Saint John

Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

Charlottetown Islanders

Matt Murphy’s power-play goal was the winner Thursday as the host Saint John Sea Dogs defeated the Charlottetown Islanders 3-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Mathieu Joseph scored a minute into the game for the home side and Spencer Smallman made it 2-0 4:16 later. Joseph is the older brother of Islanders defenceman Pierre-Olivier Joseph.

Daniel Sprong cut the deficit in half with five minutes to play in the opening frame. It was his fourth goal in three games since rejoining the Islanders after starting the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Murphy scored with 3:36 to play in the second for the eventual winner.

Mitchell Balmas made it 3-2 6:35 into the third.

Nathan Noel, Adam Marsh, Daniel Del Paggio and Joe Veleno had assists for Saint John while Oliver Cooper had the lone helper for Charlottetown.

Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 36 saves for the win while Guillaume Briand-Briere stopped 26 shots for the Islanders.

Saint John was 1-for-4 on the power play while Charlottetown was 0-for-2.

The Sea Dogs improved to 22-13-3-0 while the Islanders fall to 14-20-2-2.

The Islanders host the Halifax Mooseheads (13-20-4-1) Sunday at 3 p.m.

Organizations: Islanders, Charlottetown Islanders 3, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Pittsburgh Penguins

Geographic location: Saint John, Charlottetown

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page



Recent comments

  • Mike
    January 01, 2016 - 15:20

    When this hockey team and the long awaited fan's for a competive team get rid of that weasle Sonier just hope that when he gets fired he goes west and not east. We don't need a fake general manager in Summerside .

  • Bill
    January 01, 2016 - 09:27

    Sonier has got to go.

  • Mike
    January 01, 2016 - 07:34

    This team looks good on you Sonier

    • DON CARR
      January 01, 2016 - 14:24

      Seems whenever there are news items here about our Islanders that all the arm chair coaches and executives come out of the woodwork with the winning remedy!! I think everyone like Mike and Bill should leave their last name so that the organization can get in touch with them and hire THEM after they let everybody on the team go by trade or whatever

    • Bill Eadie
      January 01, 2016 - 16:47

      Yes Don Carr, the team is doing so well that they are fighting for a playoff spot where all but 2 teams make the playoffs. The kicker of it all they were supposed to have been a competitive team this year, might as well give Sonier a raise and a contract extension for that