Thanks to mother nature and her whitewashing of the east coast this past month the Cape Cod Islanders were forced to reschedule a number of games. Last week the Isles had a similar schedule where they played four games in five days, a 6-0 win vs the Minutemen at home on Tuesday, a 3-0 loss to the Fighting Spririt in Laconia on Wednesday, a 2-1 loss to the Wild in Biddeford on Friday and ended with a 5-4 shootout loss to the Wild at home. The Islanders were able to get three of a possible eight points. No point was bigger than the one they got on Saturday night. It kept the Islanders ahead of the Maine Wild for third place in the eastern division.
This week there will be no rest for the weary as the Islanders still have four games remaining and plenty will be determined in the east. The only position yet to be decided is between the Maine Wild and the Islanders for third and fourth place in the east. The Islanders face the East Coast Minutemen three times this week (Wednesday and Friday at home and Saturday in Salem, New Hampshire) and they wrap up the regular season at the New England Stars on Sunday. The Maine Wild have two games remaining, they play a home and home series with the Fighting Spirit to wrap up their season. The Wild are currently in third place one point ahead of the Islanders.
"This is a huge week for us, we need to be playing our best hockey at this time of the year. We can't worry about what Maine is doing, we have to focus on taking care of our business." coach Hodge said "We can only control what we can control and that is the effort we give in tomorrow night's game."
The Islanders had to players leave the team recently, forwards Brandon Robert and Alex Klimovich, both citing personal reasons. The organization wish both young men well in their future endeavors.