Islanders Split Weeekend Series With Stars

The Cape Cod Isanders entered last weekend five points behind the second place New England Stars in the Eastern Division on the NA3EHL.  When the weekend was over they were right where they found themselves right back where they started the weekend.  The Isles took game one on Saturday at home by a 2-1 decision.  They dropped Sunday's rematch 7-2 to the Stars in Tyngboro.  Vasiliy Mironov tallied three goals over the weekend and Mack O'Shea had a shorthanded goal to win the game on Saturday.

"I thought there were a lot of positives on Saturday night, we played hard were able to execute our systems and most importan we got the win." Coach Hodge said.

"On Sunday, we just weren't very good, we played a terrible game.  We weren't ready to play and they took it to us.  I don't believe that they won the game, I believe we lost that game and a chance to improve our place in the standings.  We were not mentally ready for the challenge and it cost us two points. I know it was said that the Stars "made a statement" on their social media but when you look at the bigger picture we each came away with two points, they didn't get more points because they scored seven goals.  But it's always nice to have bulletin board material."  Hodge said

The Islanders will now shift their focus to the Maine Wild on Friday night in Biddeford, Maine.  This will be the third meeting between the two teams and will be the last game for the Isles before the Thanksgiving holiday.  "The Wild are playing good hockey right now, they are very well coached and we will need to prepare hard this week in practice."