Hunter Drew's overtime goal gets Charlottetown Islanders road trip off to winning start
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Colin Van Den Hurk tied it up and Hunter Drew finished it off as the Charlottetown Islanders scored a 3-2 overtime win versus the Quebec Remparts Thursday in Quebec City.
The Remparts led 2-1 heading into the third period on power-play goals by Pier Olivier Lacombe and Andrew Coxhead, but Van Den Hurk connected at 14:02 from Brendon Clavelle and Drew and tied things 2-2.
It stayed that way until Drew's shot from the slot beat Quebec goalie Kyle Jessiman 1:13 into OT. Daniel Hardie notched his second assist on the night. Drew also drew a second assist on Jordan Mahar's second period goal.
Remparts assists went to Philipp Kurashev, Luke Kutkevicius and former Islanders forward Matther Grouchy.
Matthew Welsh (20-13) stopped 23-of-25 shots for the goaltending win, while Jessiman (2-3) kicked aside 12-of-15 attempts in the loss.
Charlottetown upped its record to 26-12-2-2. Quebec fell to 19-15-5-5.
The Isles play Saturday in Rouyn-Noranda against Summerside's Noah Dobson and the Huskies, game time is 8 p.m. AT, before ending the road trip Sunday in Val-d'Or versus the Foreurs (5 p.m.).