The Islanders scored four times and outshot the Sea Dogs 14-4 in the first period, guiding the home side to victory. Saint John had a better showing in the final 40 minutes but could not catch up to Charlottetown on the scoreboard.
Having already clinched first overall in the QMJHL, Saint John opted to sit several of its regular players, giving them some rest before the playoffs.
Charlottetown goals came from Nicolas Meloche, Pascal Aquin, Filip Chlapik, Daniel Sprong, Chris Chaddock and Alex Dostie. Mark Grametbauer made 30 saves in the win.
Saint John had a pair of goals from Bokondji Imama and a solo marker from call up Isiah Campbell. Alex D'Orio made 31 saves in the loss.
Saint John recalled forwards Isiah Campbell and Matthew Pietroniro; defenceman Ian Smallwood; and goaltender Matthew Williams for this game.
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The Sea Dogs were without Kyle Ward, Julien Gauthier, Spencer Smallman, Mathieu Joseph, John Warren, Simon Bourque, Thomas Chabot, Oliver Felixson and Callum Booth.
The Sea Dogs play their final game of the regular season tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Halifax,