Wednesday, November 4, 2009

PRE-GAME: Halifax Mooseheads vs Saint John Sea Dogs

Game Day
Halifax Mooseheads vs Saint John Sea Dogs

Tonight, November 4, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Harbour Station

Visiting Team: Halifax Mooseheads
Record: 1-17-0-1 (6th in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 4-1 loss @ Cape Breton on Friday
Leading Scorer: Tomas Knotek: 18-10-7-17
Notes: The Mooseheads are currently on an 11 game losing streak which is the longest in the QMJHL this season… the Mooseheads only win came in Rouyn-Noranda… they have yet to win at home this season… have scored the fewest amount of goals in the league this season with 46 in 19 games. That is an average of 2.4 goals per game… they also own the second longest losing streak in the league with seven straight loses earlier this season… have not won a game since October 3rd… Travis Randell has scored the only goal for Halifax in two games versus Saint John… Jessyko Bernard and defenceman Sawyer Hannay have the flu and did not make the trip… the Mooseheads have called up goaltender Randy Chisholm because Joel Grondin has the flu. He has a 3-5-1 record in junior A this season… Charles Bety returns from an elbow injury and Gabriel Desjardins returns from the flu tonight… 1-11-0-0 on the road this season.

Home Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Record: 16-4-1-0 (1st in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 6-1 Win @ Rimouski on Sunday
Leading Scorer: Steven Anthony: 19-11-9-20
Notes: Currently on a franchise record eight game winning streak. It is the longest streak in the QMJHL this season… sit 10th in the league with a 6-2-0-0 record… Steven Anthony has scored a team high four goals versus Halifax this season… defeated Halifax 4-0 the last time these two met. Marc-Antoine Gelinas recorded his second shutout of the season… sit fourth in the league with an average of 3,489 fans per game. Team president Wayne Long said on CBC's Information Morning yesterday that he would like the average attendance to be 4,200… Stanislav Galiev sits second in rookie scoring with 19 points. He wasn’t even considered for rookie of the month honors… Saint John has scored a league high 83 goals this season lead by the line of Hoffman-Galiev-Petersen… currently sit first in the Atlantic division and first in the entire league... the first game of a five home stand... coming off a 3-0 Quebec road swing. They deafeated Chicoutimi, Baie-Comeau, and Rimouski... the Sea Dogs play seven games at home in November.

Saint John vs Halifax:
This Season
(GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
2-2-0-0-0-4
Home: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Road: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Goals For: 10
Goals Against: 1

Last Season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
8-5-3-0-0-10
Home: 4-2-2-0-0-4
Road: 4-3-1-0-0-6
Goals For: 32
Goals Against: 28

All-Time- Not Including This Season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
26-11-13-1-1-24
Home: 13-6-6-1-0-13
Road: 13-5-7-0-1-11
Goals For: 86
Goals Against: 103

Station Nation Facts:
  • Two former Sea Dogs in Pascal Amyot and Matthew Stoddard are now employed by the Mooseheads.
  • According to Andrew McGilligan’s Twitter page, he will be doing the colour on News 88.9 FM tonight with Tim Roszell beginning at 6:55 pm.
  • It's Wednesday which means it’s V-alue Day. In celebration of the Sea Dogs’ fifth anniversary, upper bowl tickets are only $5.00.
  • Be sure to check out Mooseheads’ play-by-play man John Moore’s website following the game at http://www.sportsandmoore.com/default.asp?mn=1.2. You can read his blog and view some great post-game videos.
  • Saint John and Halifax are reportedly the only teams in the Atlantic division who have not gotten the H1N1 vaccine.


Important Info:
Venue:
Harbour Station
Capacity: 6,297

Saint John Media: Radio- News 88.9 FM (http://www.news889.com/)
Live Video Streaming: http://www.qmjhl.mytelus.com/
Post-Game Coverage: http://www.stationnation.blogspot.com/, Telegraph-Journal, Metro Halifax, The Chronicle-Herald, Sports and Moore.
Post-Game Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/user/seadogstv

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