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Tardif, Hardie leaves Islanders' camp for NCAA reasons

The Charlottetown Islanders hosted their first intrasquad game of the 2019 training camp Saturday morning at the APM Centre in Cornwall.
Charles-Edward Tardif attended the first two days of the Charlottetown Islanders' training camp at the APM Centre in Cornwall.

A pair of Charlottetown Islanders’ prospects left training camp Saturday to protect their NCAA eligibility.

Players can be in camp for 48 hours.

Forwards Charles-Edward Tardif and Justin Hardie were the two who left.

Tardif, 16, was an eight-round pick from Quebec City in this year’s draft. He played at the Ontario Hockey Academy last year. Hardie, 17, was a free-agent invite to camp. The six-foot-five, 200-pound left-winger was part of the Halifax Macs squad that won the Atlantics in the spring at MacLauchlan Arena.

A pair of Islanders also got hurt during the first intrasquad game. Sam Archibald is out with an ankle injury while Ben Boyd has a charley horse.

The Islanders head to Quispamsis, N.B., Sunday to play the Saint John Sea Dogs in their first game of the pre-season. The Isles host Moncton Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the APM Centre in Cornwall.

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