Friday, October 30, 2009

PRE-GAME: Saint John Sea Dogs vs Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Game Day
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Tonight, October 30, 2009 at 8:30 pm
Centre Henry-Leonard

Visiting Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Record: 14-4-1-0 (1st in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 3-1 Win @ Chicoutimi yesterday
Leading Scorer: Steven Anthony: 17-10-8-18
Notes: Yann Sauve has a six game point scoring streak… playing the second game of three game/four day Quebec road trip… Saint John has the best road record in the QMJHL with a record of 7-2-1-0 entering last night’s game in Chicoutimi… Tomas Jurco took warm-up on Thursday night but did not play. He has missed the last four games due to chicken pox… Nicholas Pard played last night but is questionable with flu like symptoms… Saint John is ranked seventh in Canada... the Sea Dogs sit alone atop the QMJHL standings.

Home Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Record: 5-11-1-0 (4th in Telus Eastern Division)
Last Game: 8-1 loss @ Victoriaville on Sunday
Leading Scorer: Simon Olsson: 14-4-13-17; Gabriel Bourque: 14-3-14-17; Guillaume Goulet: 16-12-5-17
Notes: The Drakkar have only one NHL draft pick: Gabriel Bourque (Nashville)… former Sea Dog draft pick Nathan Dunnett know plays for Baie-Comeau. The Whitney, New Brunswick native was traded to Drummondville on December 17, 2007. He was later traded to the Drakkar. He was selected by Saint John 147th overall in 2007… Baie-Comeau has only two Atlantic Canadians on their roster in Dunnett and Kalin Paul of Cape Breton… the Drakkar’s other goalie, Simon Giroux, is also a former Sea Dog. He never played a game for Saint John and was traded during this year’s training camp… yet another former Sea Dog, Philip Richer, has played 11 games for the Drakkar this season and has a goal and two points. In 45 games with Saint John he had one goal and three points over two seasons. He was traded in August… ranked 15th in the league with a 4-6-0-0 record at home… averaging 1,681 fans per game.

Saint John vs Baie-Comeau:
This Season
(GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
0-0-0-0-0-0
Home: 0-0-0-0-0-0
Road: 0-0-0-0-0-0
Goals For: 0
Goals Against: 0

Last Season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
2-1-0-1-0-3
Home: 1-0-0-1-0-1
Road: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Goals For: 6
Goals Against: 5

All-Time-Not including this season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
8-4-3-1-0-9
Home: 4-2-1-1-0-5
Road: 4-2-2-0-0-4
Goals For: 24
Goals Against: 26

Station Nation Facts:
  • The team was founded in 1997.
  • Under head coach Richard Martel, the franchise won two conference championships (2000-01 and 2002-03) and a regular season crown in 2002-03 after winning 50 games.
  • The team’s notables over the years include: Yanick Lehoux, Richard Martel, Maxime Fortunus, Jean-Fran├žois Jacques, Patrick Thoresen and Fran├žois Bouchard.
  • The Drakkar have no retired numbers.
  • “Drakkar” is French for “Viking Ship.”
  • The team was featured in the junior hockey documentary “Junior.”
  • One of the greatest tardes in Sea Dogs franchise history was made when the Dogs acquired Alexandre Picard-Hooper from the Drakkar for three draft picks in 2007.


Important Info:
Venue: Centre Henry-Leonard
Capacity: 2,779
Arena Guide Info: http://www.qmjhlarenaguide.com/drakkar.htm

Saint John Media: Radio- News 88.9 FM (www.news889.com)
Live Video Streaming: www.qmjhl.mytelus.com
Post-Game Coverage: www.stationnation.blogspot.com

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