By James Ferguson
Feb. 12, 2014
The Oceanic, led by Michael Joly’s hat trick, defeated the Charlottetown Islanders 5 – 3 at the Eastlink Centre on Feb. 9.
Islander goalie, and NHL draft prospect, Mason McDonald stopped 43 of 48 shots.
The team battled hard, said Spenser Cobbold, one of the scorers for the Islanders.
“We just didn’t get the outcome we wanted or deserved, I think we deserved better but that’s just the way it goes.”
It’s a little hard to look at the positives during the losing streak, but at the same time there have been some positives, he said.
“We’ve been getting better and more consistent every game, so that’s good to see. Hopefully it will come together for us.”
Julien Avon, another Islander scorer, said the team tries not to think about its recent losing slump.
“We try to get our mind to the win and we look forward to every game and working harder every game.”
In the first period, Charlottetown took the lead on a score by Spenser Colbold eight minutes in. Assists were by Daniel Sprong and Kevin Laliberte.
Rimouski’s Joly tied the game at 10 minutes on a goal assisted by Alexis Loiseau and Peter Trainor.
Charlottetown took the lead again when Alexandre Goulet scored at the 18-minute mark. Assists were by Spenser Cobbold and Vladislav Lysenko.
The first period ended with the Islanders leading 2 – 1.
In the second period, Rimouski tied the game on a goal by Jan Kostelek during a power play 12 minutes in.
Charlottetown regained the lead on a goal by Julien Avon about 14 minutes into the second period.
Rimouski changed their goalie, Olivier Tremblay, after he gave up three goals on 13 shots. Philippe Desrosiers took over.
Rimouski tied the game 16 minutes into the second period on a goal by Sebastien Sylvestre.
The score was 3 – 3 after two periods.
In the third period, Rimouski went ahead 4 – 3 when Joly scored his second goal of the game, about four minutes in. Assists were by Peter Trainor and Alexis Loiseau.
Rimouski went ahead 5 – 3 at about 15 minutes into the third period on a goal by Joly, his third of the game, completing a hat trick. Assists were by Alexis Loiseau and Jimmy Oligny.