Sunday, November 29, 2009

PRE-GAME: Quebec Remparts vs Saint John Sea Dogs

Game Day
Quebec Remparts vs Saint John Sea Dogs

Today, November 29, 2009 @ 4:00 pm
Harbour Station

Visiting Team: Quebec Remparts
Record: 19-5-2-3 (1st in Telus Eastern Division)
Last Game: 4-2 Win at Halifax last night
Leading Scorer: Marc-Olivier Vallerand: 29-13-18-31
Notes: The Remparts have a league high seven NHL draft picks: Peter Delmas (Colorado), Kelsey Tessier (Colorado), Dmitri Kugryshev (Washington), Danick Paquette (Atlanta), David Gilbert (Chicago), Samuel Groulx (San Jose), and Ryan Bourque (New York Rangers)… Ryan Bourque is the son of hockey legend Ray Bourque. This is his first year on the QMJHL and played against Simon Despres at the World Under-18’s… Peter Delmas was scratched from last night’s game in Halifax. He is battling through a hip injury and according to Metro Halifax will get the start today…. The Remparts are coached by the out spoken Patrick Roy. He is vice-president, director of hockey operations, head coach, and general manager… were an honorable mention in the CHL Top 10 this week… this is the last game of a three game trip through Atlantic Canada. They played Cape Breton on Thursday and Halifax yesterday… have the league’s best power play with a rating of 28.4%... sit second overall in the QMJHL with 43 points which is six points behind Saint John… 6-2-0-2 in their last 10 games… winners of three straight… have the QMJHL’s second best road record of 10-3-2-0.

Home Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Record: 24-4-1-0 (1st in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 4-2 Win vs Drummondville on Friday
Leading Scorer: Michael Kirkpatrick: 27-6-24-30
Notes: Currently on a 16 game winning streak. The streak is the best in the CHL this season… Ranked second in the CHL Top 10 and second in the Station Nation CHL rankings… have the most wins in the QMJHL and CHL with 24… have the fewest amount of loses in the QMJHL with four… coming off a huge victory on Friday night against the Voltigeurs. Mike Hoffman scored twice and Nicholas Pard had a single… have the league's best home record of 12-2-0-0… with their win Friday night, Saint John tied a franchise record with 10 straight home wins… Stanislav Galiev is second in rookie scoring with 27 points… Olivier Ouellet is still not with the team because of personal reasons… it is unknown if Steven Anthony will play today. He missed Friday’s game because of illness and according to News 88.9 was not in the building. Aidan Kelly was called up from the Saint John Vito’s… owners of the third worst penalty kill in the league with a rating of 74.3%... with a win today, Saint John will have a perfect record in the month of November. The Dogs haven’t lost since October 13 in PEI… lead the league in goals scored with 125… 38 of 77 goals against have been while shorthanded… averaging 3,551 fans per game… Michael Kirkpatrick scored two goals for five points in three games versus Quebec last season.

Saint John vs Quebec:
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: 1-0-1-0-0-0
Road: 2-0-2-0-0-0
Goals For: 9
Goals Against: 16

All-Time- Not Including This Season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
Home: 4-1-3-0-0-2
Road: 5-0-5-0-0-0
Goals For: 27
Goals Against: 45

Station Nation Facts:
  • In 2005-2006 and 2006-2007, the Remparts line-up featured Angelo Esposito and was booed all night by the Harbour Station crowd. Esposito told the Sea Dogs he was going the NCAA route only to have him sign with Quebec.
  • In 2007-2008 the lineup featured Esposito again. Telegraph-Journal reporter Andrew McGilligan wrote a story comparing Patrick Roy to the Pope, only to have Saint Patrick call the newspaper asking for an apology. A forgotten tale of the game was the sound system. The sound didn’t work until mid-way through the first period and caused complete confusion. The confusion included the pre-game figue skaters almost being run over by the Remparts.
  • Last season the lineup featured Roy’s infamous son Jonathan. After being pulled just a few minutes into the first period, the mini Roy went to the dressing room and smashed a toilet. The Telegraph-Journal reported that the Remparts paid for the damages.
  • Goaltender Peter Delmas is likely going to have hip surgery soon. "I don’t feel any pain and I hope it continues that way," Delmas told Le Journal de Quebec earlier this week. "For now, I am not thinking about surgery but about returning to play. I’m going to practise again on Friday and I hope I feel good enough to play next weekend in the Maritimes."
  • Fans attending the Sea Dogs - Remparts game today will be treated to an eclectic mix of music from throughout the world. Several local cultural groups have been invited to help cultivate a festive atmosphere. Furthermore, the main concourse at Harbour Station will be decorated with an international flair, featuring flags from around the world. Several attendees are also planning to wear traditional dress representing their cultural background.

Important Info:
Harbour Station
Capacity: 6,297

Saint John Media: Radio- News 88.9 FM (
Live Video Streaming:
Post-Game Coverage:, Telegraph-Journal, Le Soleil, Le Journal de Quebec
Post-Game Highlights:

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