Isles travel to Halifax for one game set
By Kyle Cotton
The Charlottetown Islanders venture across the bridge to take on the Halifax Mooseheads Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The Isles took down the Saint John Sea Dogs last night 2-0 during a successful 90s night at the Eastlink Centre.
Aksels Ozols (8-12) will be in between the pipes tonight at the Scotiabank Centre. Ozols has an .875 save percentage and a 3.75 goals against average through 23 appearances.
Islanders report (20-25-3-2)
Matthew Butler is fresh off of a two point performance, contributing on both goals to best the Sea Dogs. He has shot up the scoring ladder as he’s now tied with Cole Huckins with 34 points for fourth on the team.
Ross Campbell will be looking to get back on the scoreboard as he’s goalless since Jan. 12 against Rimouski. The P.E.I. native has shown he can score at a high rate and he’ll be hungry to put the puck in the division leading Mooseheads’ net.
Will Allen was all over the ice last night with grade-a chances. The forward will be rewarded sooner or later for his strong play on the puck as his confidence continues to grow.
Power play – 38/160 (23.75%)
Penalty kill – 37/147 (74.83%)
Goals for – 149
Goals against – 192
Mooseheads report (32-12-7-1)
Halifax is also coming off of a win over the Sea Dogs. They took Saint John down 3-2 on Feb. 8.
The Heard is 7-1-2-0 in their last 10 games and is leading the Maritimes Division in the standings.
Brady Schultz is leading the way on the back-end scoring 39 points in 51 games so far this season. Schultz isn’t far removed from a three-assist performance against the Drummondville Voltigeurs. The Isles need to be aware of his skill on and off the puck,
16-year-old Liam Kilfoil has been a solid rookie for Halifax. He has 17 points in 46 games. The centreman is still looking for his first goal of 2024 though. Kilfoil is due to find the back of the net at some point soon.
Logan Crosby has missed significant time this season with an injury, but when he’e played, he’s been effective. Crosby has 11 points in 18 games as a responsible middle-six forward. He has a goal and an assist in three games against Charlottetown this season.
Power play – 34/155 (21.94%)
Penalty kill – 24/131 (81.68%)
Goals for – 167
Goals against – 136
Final notes – Halifax is leading the season series 4-3 after blanking the Isles 4-0 in their last meeting.
Puck drop at the Scotiabank Centre is at 7 p.m. Fans can tune into the game from anywhere at MAX 93.1 FM.