By James Kelly
March 7, 2014
The Charlottetown Islanders defeated the Acadie-Bathurst Titans 3-1 on March 4 at the Eastlink Centre in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
The Islanders needed this win to stay in the playoffs hunt.
Robert Pelletier, a Charlottetown Islander and former Titan, said this win was very important to them and it was an achievement for him personally.
“I was pretty much good friends with all of those guys on the other team, so it was a good battle.”
Islander Spenser Cobbold described his goal in the second period which gave them the the lead.
“We saw a little hole and brought it to the net and was lucky enough to go in when I shot it.”
The game opened at a fast pace and at 10:59 the Titans scored.
At 12:01, a fight broke out near the Islander’s net between Titan Vytal Côté and Islander Liam Alcalde.
At the end of the first period the score was 1-0 for the Titans.
The second period started with a goal for the Islanders by Daniel Sprong.
David Henley of the Islanders received two penalties for interference and high-sticking in the second period.
Acadie-Bathurst players Mark Trickett and Matthew Boudreau also received penalties. Trickett for holding and Boudreau for hooking.
With one minute left in the second period Cobbold scored a goal, giving the Islanders a 2-1 lead.
The third period was scoreless until, with 45 seconds left, the Titans pulled their goalie. Kameron Kielly scored on the empty net.