Against Southside in Slemon Park
SLEMON PARK – The Summerside Source for Sports Capitals will play their home opener in the Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League here at The Plex on Friday night.
P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League
The Capitals will face off against the Crapaud-based Southside Lynx in an 8:25 start.
The Capitals are looking to rebound after a season-opening road loss in Sherwood on Monday night. Meanwhile, Southside is off to a 2-0 (won-lost) start.
The Capitals' goaltending tandem features Jake Campbell and Catlin Sonier, who backstopped Summerside to back-to-back midget AA championships in 2011 and 2012.
Returnees Travis Thibodeau, Clark Gallant and Ryan MacArthur anchor Summerside’s defence. They will be complimented by the solid defensive leadership of Tyler MacKay, with Tanner Murchison and Brandon McCardle rounding out the blue-line unit.
Offensively, Tyne Valley's leading scorer last year, Tyler Peters, will be flanked by power forwards Cody Arsenault and Tyler Dexter. Matt MacDonald, Josh Bernard and Greg Arsenault will provide solid scoring, supported by the offensive skills and solid two-way play of Johnny Johnson, Nathan Arsenault and Aaron Reilly.
Carson Lamont, Zack MacDonald and Alex MacDonald round out the forwards and contribute sound defensive play.
The Capitals will play home every Friday night at Slemon Park at 8:25, with the exception of Nov. 1 and Dec. 20. The Capitals travel to Tignish on those dates to meet the Perry’s Construction Aces.
The Summerside squad split two pre-season games, getting by the North River Flames 6-5 in an exciting home-ice win while dropping a hard-fought 6-3 loss in Sherwood.