By Tori Vail
April 15, 2016
The Charlottetown Islanders lost 6-4 to the Shawinigan Cataractes last night at the Eastlink Centre in the quarter-final of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The loss means the Islanders must win the next two games in the playoffs to be able to continue. They trail in the series three games to two.
After the Cataractes fourth goal in the second period, the Islanders’ coach called a timeout and got the team fired up, said Islander captain Oliver Cooper.
“Coach said we have to believe in ourselves, and that is something we preached all year.
“We believe in the group we have and we came back before,” he said.
The Islanders got off to a slow start in the first period. Mathieu Olivier scored the first goal of the game. Gabriel Gagne scored the second goal for the Cataractes and the first period ended 2-0.
Shawinigan Cataractes Mathieu Olivier scores a goal on Mason McDonald. The Cataractes won 6-4 in last night’s quarter-final playoff game against the Charlottetown Islanders at the Eastlink Centre. Tori Vail photo
In the second period, Samuel Blier scored the third goal for the Cataractes with an assist by Olivier. Dmytro Timashov scored to make it 4-0 for the Cataractes.
But soon after the Islanders coach called a time-out, Kameron Kielly scored the first goal for the Islanders with an assist by Samuel Blais. Alexis Vanier, Filip Rydstrom and Oliver Cooper each scored a goal for the Islanders making the final score for the second period 4-4.
The Cataractes scored two more goals in the third period making the final score for 6-4.