It didn’t take Brett Budgell long to net his first goal in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The 16-year-old from St. John’s potted his first goal in his first game, helping the Charlottetown Islanders beat the Rimouski Oceanic 2-1 Thursday night in Charlottetown. Budgell’s goal was the game-winner.
Budgell, the Islanders’ second-round pick last June, joined the Isles from the United States Hockey League for the second half of the season.
“I just threw it to the net and it went in. For sure, I was mentally prepared for this. Feels good,” said Budgell, who appeared in 14 games with the Chicago Steel this season.