- The squad made it to the QMJHL final for the 1st time in its past.
- The Charlottetown Islanders pushed it to the QMJHL final for the first time in their 19-year record.
- The Shawinigan Cataractes stopped them on Saturday.
The head coach of the Charlottetown Islanders states he’s proud of what his squad achieved this year despite a bittersweet end to a “historic season.”
The Islanders pushed it to the QMJHL final for the first time in their 19-year record following a season that saw them win 48 regular-season matches, a team record.
After dropping the first three rounds of the championship series against the Shawinigan Cataractes, the Islanders exited elimination by routing their opponents 7-0 in Game 4.
It looked promising for the Islanders for most of Game 5 on Saturday. They led by two goals in the second period.
But the Cataractes came booming back, tying the match 3-3 in the third and causing overtime. Shawinigan scored 40 seconds into overtime, ending Charlottetown’s season.
“The sting of the loss is still fresh,” stated coach Jim Hulton. “The closer you get to the title, the harder it is to take when you don’t reach your goal.”
Source – cbc.ca