A five game home stand comes to an end for the Cape Breton Eagles this afternoon as they take on divisional rival Moncton.
The Eagles will look to a snap a two game skid this afternoon, coming off a 4-2 defeat to Shawinigan on Thursday on home ice. Moncton was last in action on Friday, winning 8-5 against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on home ice.
Coming into tonight’s game the Eagles are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 15-10-2, playing 8-6-1 at home. Moncton
is tied for first in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-5-0, with an 8-3-0 record away from the Avenir Centre. The Wildcats have won all three meetings between the two sides this season, with one of their two home wins coming in a shootout.
Shawn Boudrias was a star for the Eagles in the loss to Shawinigan, scoring twice, while William Grimard continues to progress in his 18 year old season as he’s given the ball in Kevin Mandolese’s absence. In his last three starts Grimard has posted a save percentage of 953 through his last three starts.
The Wildcats come into this afternoon’s game on a four game winning streak. Their captain Jakob Pelletier has been outstanding in 2019-20, with many feeling he’ll earn an invitation to Team Canada’s training camp for the World Juniors. He’s averaging two points per game in the last 17 games. In goal Moncton has had no issue in goal as Olivier Rodrigue (also on Hockey Canada’s radar) has the second best goals against average (2.42) and second best save percentage among starting netminders (916.)
This afternoon’s game goes at 4 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Centre 200 box office, by phone at 902-564-2200 or online at https://tickets.capebreton.ca/Online/default.asp Go Eagles Go!