SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Hemphill GM Capitals will host the Charlottetown Abbies in Game 1 of the best-of-five quarter-final series in the P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League on Wednesday night.
P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League
Game time at Credit Union Place is 7:40 p.m.
Based on the regular season, not much separates the Abbies and Caps. Both teams finished with 25 points, but the Capitals were awarded fourth place due to their head-to-head record. The Capitals won twice and the teams tied three times in five meetings.
"It is going to be a tight series," said Capitals head coach Scott Bridges. "They are well coached and have a very balanced team.
“It should be a great series.”
The Capitals are led by league scoring champion Chasse Gallant. "He had a great season, but we are going to need a complete team effort if we want to keep playing hockey,” said Bridges. “We finally got our full lineup back down the stretch, and we are playing our best hockey, but it is a new season."
The Caps are hoping for strong fan support in the playoffs.
"We have had good crowds all season, and am sure they will continue in the playoffs,” said Bridges. “There is nothing like a Charlottetown and Summerside playoff series.”