Friday, November 20, 2009

PRE-GAME: Saint John Sea Dogs vs Drummondville Voltigeurs

Game Day
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Drummondville Voltigeurs
Tonight, November 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm
Marcel Dionne Centre

Visiting Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Record: 21-4-1-0 (1st in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 8-2 Win vs Acadie-Bathurst on Saturday
Leading Scorer: Michael Kirkpatrick: 25-5-22-27
Notes: Saint John is first overall in the QMJHL and the Atlantic division… ranked second in the country in the CHL Top 10 and third in Station Nation’s rankings… currently on a 13 game winning streak. The streak is the longest in franchise history and the longest in the CHL so far this season… Sea Dogs have not lost a game since a 4-0 loss in PEI on October 13th… tied with Drummondville for the best road record which stands at 10-2-1-0… have the most wins by any team in the CHL… tied with the Volts for most goals scored with 110… Stanislav Galiev is tied for third in rookie scoring with 22 points in 25 games… Galiev and Jonathan Huberdeau are tied for the highest +/- by a rookie in the QMJHL with a rating of +15… Yann Sauve is tied for first in the league in with a +/- rating of +22... Olivier Ouellet will not be playing as he left the team yesterday for personal reasons... head coach Gerard Gallant missed Saturday's game against Bathurst because of the flu.

Home Team: Drummondville Voltigeurs
Record: 19-4-0-1 (1st in Telus Central division)
Last Game: 5-4 loss vs Quebec on Sunday
Leading Scorer: Marc-Olivier Vachon: 24-18-17-35
Notes: 7-3-0-0 in their last 10 games… tied with Saint John for most goals for in the league… fell down to number four in the CHL Top 10 this week after holding onto number one for two straight weeks… coming off a 5-4 loss to the Remparts, a game in which they led 3-1 going into the third period. Goaltender Antoine Tardif was pulled after allowing five goals on 16 shots. The goals against included two goals in seven seconds… the Volts have two NHL draft picks and are both Montreal prospects in Gabriel Dumont and Philippe Lefebrve… Sean Couturier is a Bathurst native and son of the Titan’s general manager. He is a top prospect for the 2011 NHL entry draft…

Saint John vs Drummondville:
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: 1-0-1-0-0-0
Goals For: 6
Goals Against: 10

All-Time-Not including this season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
Home: 4-2-2-0-0-4
Road: 4-2-2-0-0-4
Goals For: 27
Goals Against: 34

Station Nation Facts:

  • How’s this for a stat: 18 of the top 20 players in +/- either play for Drummondville or Saint John.
  • In 2008-09, the Volts beat their own records, when Yannick Riendeau was one of the greatest leaders in franchise history. At the end of the regular season, the Voltigeurs won their first championship title, with 112 points and 54 wins. On May 12, 2009, the Voltigeurs lifted the President Cup for the first time in franchise history in front of a sell-out crowd at the Marcel Dionne Centre. It was a seven-game series to remember between Drummondville and Shawinigan. They finished with a 2-2 record in the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
  • Mike Hoffman played for the Volts last season and was traded to Saint John at the draft. The deal completed the Chris DiDomenico trade that saw Saint John acquire Drummondville’s first round draft pick and Hoffman. The Sea Dogs used the pick to draft Jonathan Huberdeau.
  • The Marcel Dionne Centre has rink dimensions of 190' X 85'. The facility hosted game one of the 2009 Subway Super Series on Monday. Team QMJHL won the game 3-1 over the Russians.
  • Michael Andre Roy, who wrote the book "Destination QMJHL," will be signing autographs during the game.

Important Info:
Venue: Marcel Dionne Centre
Capacity: 2,874
Arena Guide Info:

Saint John Media: Radio- News 88.9 FM (
Live Video Streaming:
Post-Game Coverage:, L’ Express

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