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Voltigeurs’ offence erupts in the third period vs. Islanders

Charlottetown Islanders. Submitted
Charlottetown Islanders. Submitted

The Drummondville Voltigeurs scored five third period goals, including four in the final 10 minutes, to defeat the Charlottetown Islanders 6-3 on Thursday night.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game, which featured Souris native Jack Campbell’s return as a member of the Voltigeurs, attracted 3,215 fans to Eastlink Centre.
Xavier Simoneau scored a hat trick to lead Drummondville while Fabian Hochegger (1-1), Nicholas Girouard (1-1) and Orlando Mainolfi also scored for the Voltigeurs.
Nikita Alexandrov (2) and Xavier Fortin countered for the Islanders, who took a 2-1 lead into the third period after the teams played to a 1-1 draw in the opening 20 minutes.
Overall, the Islanders outshot the Voltigeurs 30-24. Anthony Morrone earned the goaltending win over Matthew Welsh.
Drummondville improved to 13-7-0 (won-lost-overtime losses) while Charlottetown fell to 11-5-3.
Charlottetown visits the Cape Breton Eagles (12-5-1) on Saturday and hosts the Gatineau Olympiques (4-11-3) in a Remembrance Day matinee on Monday at 3 p.m. Forward Carson MacKinnon of Summerside and defenceman Chris McQuaid of Charlottetown are members of the Olympiques.

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