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Budgell scores pair in Islanders victory

Chicoutimi Sagueneens goalie Alexis Shank makes a save as Charlottetown Islanders forward Liam Peyton goes hard to the net during Friday's Quebec  Major Junior Hockey League contest at the Eastlink Centre.
Chicoutimi Sagueneens goalie Alexis Shank makes a save as Charlottetown Islanders forward Liam Peyton goes hard to the net during Friday's Quebec Major Junior Hockey League contest at the Eastlink Centre. - Jason Malloy

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Brett Budgell scored twice and Kevin Gursoy set up a pair as the Charlottetown Islanders defeated the Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5-2 Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Brendon Clavelle, Daniel Hardie and Derek Gentile also scored in the victory at the Eastlink Centre. Hunter Drew, William Sirman, Nikita Alexandrov, captain Pierre-Olivier Joseph and Xavier Fortin each had an assist.

Captain Zachary Lavigne and Justin Ducharme each scored shorthanded for Chicoutimi with assists from Tristan Pelletier and Jeremy Groleau.

Matthew Welsh made 21 saves for the win while Alexis Shank stopped 39 shots in the loss.

Charlottetown, which held 3-1 and 4-1 period leads, was 1-for-5 on the power play and killed all three of Chicoutimi’s opportunities.

The Islanders improved to 13-7-1-0 while Chicoutimi dropped to 10-6-1-3. Charlottetown is off until Saturday, Nov. 17, when they travel to Bathurst, N.B., to play the Titan.

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