Charlottetown Islanders

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Charlottetown Islanders
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City Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference Telus
Division Telus Maritimes
Founded 1999
Home arena Eastlink Centre
Colours Black, gold and white
              
General manager Canada Grant Sonier
Head coach Canada Gordie Dwyer

Website
www.charlottetownislanders.com
Franchise history
19992003 Montreal Rocket
20032013 P.E.I. Rocket
2013–present Charlottetown Islanders

The Charlottetown Islanders are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the Islanders play their home games at the Eastlink Centre.

NHL alumni of the team include Maxim Lapierre, Ryane Clowe, and Pascal Leclaire.

History[edit]

Logo as the Montreal/PEI Rocket

The franchise was granted in 1999, however the Rocket were originally located in Montreal, Quebec and called the Montreal Rocket. In 2003 they were relocated to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. They were named after the legendary Maurice Richard (known as the Rocket) of the Montreal Canadiens, and their team crest depicted his number, 9, which the Rocket never issued.

Beginning in the 2013-14 season, the Rocket was renamed as the Charlottetown Islanders.[1]

President and governor Serge Savard Jr. confirmed on April 17, 2013, that the QMJHL had contacted the Rocket two days earlier with a proposal to buy the struggling franchise. Savard said he intended to accept the offer, somewhere in the area of $3.5 million, unless he was able to find a local buyer or buyers for the team. Savard said league commissioner Gilles Corteau had given him until April 26 to secure a buyer. One interested group intended to relocate the team to Sorel, Quebec.[2]

However, an ownership group led by Geoff Boyle agreed to purchase the team, ensuring its future in Charlottetown for 2013-14 and beyond. The new Islanders logo and colour scheme was unveiled on May 27.[3]

Yearly results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2003–04 – Defeated Québec Remparts 4 games to 1 in first round.
    Lost to Moncton Wildcats 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 2004–05 – Out of Playoffs.
  • 2005–06 – Lost to Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 games to 2 in first round.
  • 2006–07 – Lost to Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 games to 3 in first round.
  • 2007–08 – Lost to Saint John Sea Dogs 4 games to 0 in the first round.
  • 2008–09 – Lost to Moncton Wildcats 4 games to 1 in the first round.
  • 2009–10 – Lost to Saint John Sea Dogs 4 games to 1 in the first round.
  • 2010–11 – Lost to Shawinigan Cataractes, 4 games to 1 in the first round.
  • 2011–12 – Out of Playoffs.
  • 2012–13 – Lost to Val-d'Or Foreurs, 4 games to 2 in the first round.
  • 2013-14 - Lost to Halifax Mooseheads, 4 games to 0 in the first round.

Team records[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
2003–04 70 40 19 5 6 - 91 0.607 251 189 3rd Atlantic
2004–05 70 24 39 7 0 - 55 0.393 198 260 4th Atlantic
2005–06 70 25 38 - 4 3 57 0.373 221 304 7th East
2006–07 70 36 28 - 2 6 80 0.514 278 250 4th East
2007–08 70 30 36 - 2 2 64 0.425 243 287 7th East
2008–09 68 26 32 - 5 5 62 0.382 229 243 6th Atlantic
2009–10 68 35 25 - 2 6 78 0.515 215 224 4th Atlantic
2010–11 68 33 26 - 3 6 75 0.551 217 220 4th Maritimes
2011–12 68 19 43 - 2 4 44 0.324 205 320 6th Maritimes
2012–13 68 41 23 - 3 1 86 0.632 262 229 3rd Maritimes
2013-14 66 20 38 - 3 5 48 0.311 179 251 Tied 3rd Maritimes
Team records for a single season
Statistics Total Season
Most points 91 2003–04
Most wins 41 2012–13
Most goals for 278 2006–07
Least goals for 198 2004–05
Least goals against 189 2003–04
Most goals against 320 2011–12
Individual player records for a single season
Statistics Player Total Season
Most goals David Laliberté 50 2006–07
Most assists Ben Duffy 71 2012–13
Most points Ben Duffy 110 2012-13
Most Points, rookie Daniel Sprong 66 2013-14
Most points, defenceman Marc-André Gragnani 71 2005–06
Most Penalty Minutes Hugo Lehoux 300 2001–02
Best GAA (goalie) Ryan Mior 2.49 2003–04
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played
Team Records for a single game
Statistic Total Score
Most goals for (In a game) 12 SNB 2 @ PEI 12
Most goals against (In a game) 13 PEI 4 @ MON 13
Most points (player) 7 Joël Champagne
Most goals (Player) 4 Five Players (MTL/PEI)
Most assists 6 two times

Team captains[edit]

Goaltenders (in order of earliest game played that year)[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

NHL alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid, Nolan (September 21, 2012). "Rocket Thrash Wildcats 6-2 in Home Opener". P.E.I. Rocket. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Savard family hangs for sale sign on P.E.I. Rocket http://www.capebretonpost.com/Sports/Hockey/2013-04-17/article-3222318/Savard-family-hangs-for-sale-sign-on-PEI-Rocket/1
  3. ^ "Charlottetown Islanders unveiled at news conference". Pictou County News. 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 

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