Thursday, October 29, 2009

PRE-GAME: Saint John Sea Dogs vs Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Game Day
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Tonight, October 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm
Centre Georges-Vezina

Visiting Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Record: 13-4-1-0 (1st in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 6-1 Win vs Acadie-Bathurst on Sunday
Leading Scorer: Steven Anthony: 16-9-8-17; Stanislav Galiev: 18-6-11-17
Notes: Saint John has won five straight games which is a season high. It is the longest current winning streak in the league… Tomas Jurco returns after missing three games due to chicken pox… Karel St. Laurent put in a solid performance on Sunday. Marc-Antoine Gelinas had a shut-out in his last start… this is the first game of a three game Quebec road trip… in their other Quebec road swing, the Dogs went 1-1-1-0… Saint John has never lost to Chicoutimi at Harbour Station… Saint John was ranked seventh in the CHL Top 10 yesterday… 8-1-1-0 in last 10 games… a league best 7-2-1-0 on the road this season… Stanislav Galiev is tied for second in rookie scoring.

Home Team: Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Record: 6-7-1-3 (3rd in Telus East Division)
Last Game: 4-1 loss @ Rimouski on Sunday
Leading Scorer: Nicolas Deschamps: 14-10-8-18; Jacob Lagace: 14-10-8-18
Notes: Chicoutimi has two NHL draft picks: Jacob Lagace (Buffalo), and Nicolas Deschamps (Anaheim)… goaltender Robin Gusse is native of Bayonne, France and Antoine Roussel is a native of Roubaix, France… Michael Stinziani was traded from Cape Breton to the Sags last week. In two games he has no points… rookie Rock Regimbald is a team low -12 in 17 games. He was the trams first overall pick in the 2009 QMJHL entry draft… Chicoutimi traded Olivier Oullet to Saint John last season in exchange for a second round draft pick in last summer’s entry draft. The pick was used to select Robin Gusse… 5-3-1-1 in their last 10 games… ranked fifth in the league with a road record of 5-2-1-2… averaging 3,063 fans a game.

Saint John vs Chicoutimi:
This Season
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):
Home: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Road: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Goals For: 10
Goals Against: 6

All-Time-Not including this season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
Home: 4-4-0-0-0-8
Road: 4-2-2-0-0-4
Goals For: 31
Goals Against: 31

Station Nation Facts:
  • The Sagueneens are 1211-1207-137 all-time in 2555 games played. That is good got a .501 winning percentage.
  • The Chicoutimi Saguenéens are the result of the League’s 1973-74 expansion.
  • A large number of its goaltenders have reached the National Hockey League: Sam St-Laurent, Daniel Berthiaume, Jimmy Waite, Félix Potvin, Eric Fichaud and Marc Denis.
  • The team’s notables over the years include: Sylvain Locas, Guy Carbonneau, Gilbert Delorme, Marc Fortier, Gaston Drapeau, Félix Potvin, Marc Denis and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.
  • The Sags have retired the numbers 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 29, and 5.
  • The formal complaint which was brought to the attention of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League by the Quebec Remparts organization over the week-end regarding comments made by Chicoutimi Saguenéens head coach Richard Martel towards forward Danick Paquette has been rejected. "Insults, or mental threats or any other gesture used to ridicule opponents will never be considered as acceptable even if such conduct signals frustrations which can appear to be legitimate,” said QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau. “The QMJHL created an antidiscrimination policy in which severe disciplinary sanctions are included to prevent disrespectful behaviour. In this case, I believe that although the comments which were made are regrettable, they cannot be interpreted as defamatory in any way, shape or form."

Important Info:
Venue: Centre Georges-Vezina
Capacity: 3,759
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