SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Capitals will waste no time getting back on the ice after Christmas.
The Capitals will host the Pownal Red Devils in a 1:30 p.m. start at Eastlink Arena on Thursday.
The Capitals, who currently sit in third place with a record of 10-2-2 (won-lost-tied), will be facing a much improved fifth-place Pownal team (6-8-2), which tied the Capitals 3-3 back on Dec. 14 despite being outshot 26-10.
“Pownal is a much improved hockey team,” said Capitals head coach Todd Richard. “Last time we played them we had to score late in the game to salvage a tie.
“We have a stretch of difficult matchups starting Boxing Day, and we will really be challenged to see where we matchup with the league’s elite teams.
“Pownal will be a gritty game, and we will need a full team effort to be successful.”