Yesterday, we found out who won the Islanders ‘Boys of the Isles’ tournament. It was JG Pageau who took home the W in the tourney.
With their downtime in the bubble, the New York Islanders decided to play a ping pong tournament, titled the “Boys of the Isles”. Ever since the bracket dropped on August 2, I wanted to know who won this thing.
So, I made predictions and broke down the tourney here, and honestly, I was way off. In Group 1 I had Lee and Sorokin advancing, in Group 2 I had Dobson and Martin, Group 3, was Clutterbuck and Ladd advancing, and in Group 4 I had Koivula and Eberle advancing.
This was my final bracket:
I had Clutterbuck, Ladd, Dobson, and Lee in my final four. I was way off. Neither Lee or Sorokin made the tournament from Group 1, in Group 2 neither Dobson or Martin made the tourney either, and in Group 3 and 4 on the other side, the only one I got right was Eberle making the tournament.
Here’s how the bracket really went down:
The final four was Pageau, Barzal, Beauvillier, and Pelech. In the Championship round, we saw J.G. Pageau come away with the win over Adam Pelech to cement himself into Islanders history as the Boys of the Isles tourney winner.
I know these tournaments are just for fun and stuff like that but we can’t minimize J.G. Pageau already being “one of the guys”. Culture and a tight-knit locker room matters.
After the Game 1 win, Pageau called the Islanders a “brotherhood” and talked about how he considered himself lucky to be a part of it. Well, he’s under contract for another six years and he’s made himself right at home already.
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You literally love to see one of the newest Islanders, who only played 11 games with the team so far, already be so invested in the team and the locker room. The Islanders found a good one in JGP.