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 Conference
Division Telus Maritimes division (QMJHL)
Founded 1999
Home arena Eastlink Centre
Colours Black, gold and white
              
General manager Jim Hulton
Head coach Jim Hulton
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.

History[edit]

Logo as the PEI Rocket

Originally located in Montreal, Quebec, and called the Montreal Rocket, the team relocated to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 2003. They were named after the legendary Maurice Richard (known as the Rocket) of the Montreal Canadiens, and their team crest depicted his number, 9.

Beginning in the 2013–14 season, the Rocket rebranded 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]

In the 2014–15 season, for the first time since the franchise began as the P.E.I. Rocket, the Charlottetown Islanders advanced to the second round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs, after defeating the Sherbrooke Phoenix 4–2 in the first round. However, in the second round, they ended up getting eliminated by the Quebec Remparts 4–0.

On June 29, 2015, the Islanders hired Jim Hulton as head coach after Gordie Dwyer was relieved of his duties as head coach.

On March 29, 2016, the Islanders set a new QMJHL record for most shots on goal in one period of a playoff game with 32. The previous record was 30, shared by four teams

On June 4, 2016, the Charlottetown Islanders hosted the 2016 QMJHL Draft, after doing the same thing back in 2006 when they were named the P.E.I. Rocket.

Yearly results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

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 68 21 39 - 3 5 50 0.368 186 256 Tied 4th Maritimes
2014–15 68 35 28 - 1 4 75 0.551 226 243 2nd Maritimes
2015–16 68 35 26 - 5 2 77 0.566 227 232 4th Maritimes

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2003–04 W, 4-1, Quebec L, 4-2, Moncton - -
2004–05 - - - -
2005–06 L, 4–2, Acadie Bathurst - - -
2006–07 L, 4–3, Acadie Bathurst - - -
2007–08 L, 4–0, Saint John - - -
2008–09 L, 4–1, Moncton - - -
2009–10 L, 4-1, Saint John - - -
2010–11 L, 4-1, Shawinigan - - -
2011–12 - - - -
2012–13 L, 4-2, Val-d'Or - - -
2013–14 L, 4-0, Halifax - - -
2014–15 W, 4-2, Sherbrooke L, 4-0, Quebec - -
2015–16 W, 4-2, Rimouski L, 4-2, Shawinigan - -

Team records[edit]

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 Filip Chlapik 75 2014–15
Most points, defenceman Marc-André Gragnani 71 2005–06
Most penalty pinutes Hugo Lehoux 300 2001–02
Best GAA (goalie) Antoine Lafleur 2.97 2006–07
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played
Team records for a single game
Statistic Total Score
Most goals for (in a game) 13 MON 2 @ CHA 13
Most goals against (in a game) 13 PEI 4 @ MON 13
Most points (player) 7 Joël Champagne
Most goals (player) 4 Seven players (MTL/PEI/CHA)
Most assists 6 two times

Team captains[edit]

  • 1999–2000 Edo Terglav (42 games)/Francis Emery (15 games)/Yann Joseph (9 games)
  • 2000–01 Edo Terglav (70 games)/Michael Lambert (1 game)/Jordan Trew (1 game)/Jean-Michel Boisvert (1 game)
  • 2001–02 Marc Villeneuve
  • 2002–03 Pierre-André Bureau
  • 2003–04 Pierre-André Bureau
  • 2004–05 Maxim Lapierre
  • 2005–06 David Laliberté
  • 2006–07 David Laliberté (67 games)/Marc-André Gragnani (1 game)
  • 2007–08 Pierre-Luc Lessard (37 games)/Bryan Main (21 games)/Geoff Walker (8 games)/Matthew Lachaine (5 games)
  • 2008–09 Matthew Lachaine (27 games)/Maxime Provencher (25 games)/ Joel Champagne (16 games)
  • 2009–10 Jean-Philippe Mathieu
  • 2010–11 Travis McIsaac
  • 2011–12 Matthew Hobbs, Josh Currie
  • 2012–13 Josh Currie
  • 2013–14 Jack Nevins (41 games), 3 Alternate captains, Troy Vance, Craig MacLauchlan, Spenser Cobbold
  • 2014–15 Ryan MacKinnon
  • 2015–16 Quinn O'Brien, Oliver Cooper, 4 Alternate captains, Dexter Weber, Kameron Kielly, Oliver Cooper, Daniel Sprong
  • 2016-17 Guillaume Brisebois, Alternate captains, Filip Chlapik, Kameron Kielly, Daniel Sprong

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

  • 2003–04 Jonathan Boutin, Ryan Mior
  • 2004–05 Jonathan Boutin, Ryan Mior
  • 2005–06 Ryan Mior, Antoine Lafleur
  • 2006–07 Antoine Lafleur, Ryan Mior
  • 2007–08 Antoine Lafleur, Evan Mosher, Marc-Antoine Gélinas
  • 2008–09 Bobby Nadeau, Evan Mosher
  • 2009–10 Evan Mosher, François Lévesque, Marco Cousineau, Wendell Vye
  • 2010–11 Evan Mosher, Maxime Lagacé
  • 2011–12 Maxime Lagacé, Antoine Bibeau, Raphael Roy
  • 2012–13 Maxime Lagacé, Antoine Bibeau
  • 2013–14 Daryl MacCallum, Antoine Bibeau (to Val-d'Or), Eric Brassard, Mason McDonald (from Bathurst), Sam Walsh
  • 2014–15 Daryl MacCallum, Mason McDonald, Brodie Barrick (emergency backup), Grant Grady (emergency backup)
  • 2015–16 Daryl MacCallum (to Bathurst), Matthew Welsh, Mason McDonald, Guillaume Briand-Brière
  • 2016-17 Blade Mann-Dixon (to Halifax) , Matthew Welsh, Mark Grametbauer (from Gatineau)

Current roster[edit]

Number Player Position Birth year Hometown
1 Mark Grametbauer G 1998 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
3 Tyler MacArthur D 1997 Collingwood, Ontario Canada
4 Nicolas Meloche D 1997 Rosemère, Quebec Canada
5 Hunter Drew D 1998 Kingston, Ontario Canada
6 Sam King C 1996 Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
7 Jean-Sébastien Taillefer D 1997 Les Coteaux, Quebec Canada
10 Kameron Kielly C 1996 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada
11 Daniel Sprong RW 1997 Amsterdam, Netherlands Netherlands
12 Carl Neill D 1996 Lachute, Quebec Canada
13 Matthew Grouchy C 1999 Labrador City, Newfoundland Canada
14 Filip Chlapik C 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic
15 Pierre-Olivier Joseph D 1999 Chambly, Quebec Canada
16 Keith Getson LW 1998 Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Canada
17 Guillaume Brisebois D 1997 Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec Canada
18 Dillon Boucher LW 1997 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
19 Adam Marsh LW 1997 Chicago, Illinois United States
20 Chris Chaddock C 1997 Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
21 Pascal Aquin LW 1997 Le Gardeur, Quebec Canada
23 Alex Dostie C 1997 Drummondville, Quebec Canada
24 William Bower C 1997 Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
27 Gregor MacLeod LW 1998 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada
28 Saku Vesterinen D 1999 Siilinjärvi, Finland Finland
51 François Beauchemin C 1996 Rimouski, Quebec Canada
73 Matthew Welsh G 1999 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 22 Pierre-André Bureau P.E.I. Rocket (2000–05)
  • 9 Maurice Richard Montreal Rocket

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 2014-10-14. 
  2. ^ Reid, Charles (April 17, 2013). "Savard family hangs for sale sign on P.E.I. Rocket". Cape Breton Post. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Charlottetown Islanders unveiled at news conference". Pictou County News. May 27, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 

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