Thursday, November 12, 2009

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

Game Day
Baie-Comeau Drakkar vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight, November 12, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Harbour Station

Visiting Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Record: 5-14-2-1 (4th on Telus Eastern Division)
Last Game: 6-5 overtime loss @ Acadie-Bathurst on Tuesday
Leading Scorer: Simon Olsson: 19-8-19-27
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, now plays in Baie-Comeau. In 45 games with Saint John he had one goal and three points over two seasons. He was traded in August… Simon Olsson is featured on the “Inside the Q” radio show this week… Station Nation ranks them the third worst team in the CHL.

Home Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Record: 19-4-1-0 (1st in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 6-3 Win vs Rouyn-Noranda on Sunday
Leading Scorer: Michael Kirkpatrick: 23-4-20-24
Notes: Currently on a franchise and league best 11 game winning streak… Saint John has not lost a game since October 13, a 4-0 loss in Charlottetown to the Rocket… ranked number four in the country this week in the CHL Top 10… ranked sixth in the country by Station Nation… this is the fourth of a five game home stand. They are currently 3-0 on the stand and a league best 9-2-0-0 at Harbour Station this season… second in the league in goals for with 98… rookie Stanislav Galiev was a healthy scratch on Sunday… defeated Baie-Comeau 3-2 in a shootout on October 30... sit first overall in the QMJHL… Michael Kirkpatrick is on an eight game point streak... averaging 3,505 fans per game.

Saint John vs Baie-Comeau:
This Season
Home: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Road: 0-0-0-0-0-0
Goals For: 3
Goals Against: 2

Last Season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
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):
Home: 4-2-1-1-0-5
Road: 4-2-2-0-0-4
Goals For: 24
Goals Against: 26

Station Nation Facts:

  • Tonight, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar make their lone Harbour Station appearance of the season on the first Golden Year Gala of the year. This game will feature special discounted tickets for fans aged 60 and over ($10 upper bowl, subject to a box office surcharge), with classic pop music from the fifties and early-sixties set to be mixed into the arena DJ’s playlist.
  • The last time these two met the Sea Dogs were only beginning their winning streak. The win was nothing less than a miracle as Michael Kirkpatrick scored with just over two seconds remaining in the third period. He then won the game in a shootout.
  • Ironically, the Drakkar ended the Sea Dogs seven game winning streak last season at Harbour Station. The Drakkar defeated the Sea Dogs 3-2 in overtime after Gabriel Bourque scored 3:52 into the extra frame. Kirkpatrick had two goals in that game.

Important Info:
Harbour Station
Capacity: 6,297

Saint John Media: Radio- News 88.9 FM (
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Post-Game Coverage:, Telegraph-Journal
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