Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The Saint John Sea Dogs are again this week’s QMJHL “Hot Team” as stated by Rogers Sportsnet. This marks the fifth consecutive time the Dogs have been named the hottest team.

“The Sea Dogs passed another big test this week with a shootout win over the league's second-best team, and defending champion, Drummondville Voltigeurs,” wrote Patrick King. “Saint John's winning streak is an impressive 15 games as the team has now won 23 of the first 28 games of the season. The winning streak is tied for seventh best in league history with the record being 25 consecutive wins by the 1973-74 Sorel Éperviers.”

This Friday’s matchup between the Sea Dogs and the Drummondville Voltigeurs was also named the “game of the week” by the sports channel.

“The Sea Dogs will host the Voltigeurs in the back end of a home-and-home. Saint John defeated Drummondville in last week's game of the week to keep its impressive winning streak alive,” wrote King. “The Voltigeurs will be at a disadvantage as they play in Moncton Thursday before heading to Saint John Friday. Drummondville outshot the visiting Sea Dogs 39-27 but lost the shootout from the stick of former Voltigeurs Mike Hoffman.”

To view the article click HERE.
News 88.9's Tim Roszell said on Sunday's broadcast that forward Olivier Ouellet's return to the team is "in doubt." Ouellet left the team last Thursday for personal reasons and missed Saint John's two weekend games.

Nicholas Petersen made some noise this weekend on the score sheet and was recognized by TSN. Petersen jumped all the way from number 14 to number four in TSN’s weekly QMJHL Player Rankings. The overage forward couldn’t beat his teammate Marc-Antoine Gelinas though, who sits second for the third straight week.

Click HERE to view the rankings.

The Sea Dogs and United Way have partnered again but with a Christmas theme this time. Beginning today, special Christmas Trees will be set up at Harbour Station, the United Way office, and Lancaster Mall. Each tree will have hundreds of categorized gift tags containing the age and gender of a local child adorning its branches.

Individuals and companies electing to participate in this campaign are invited to select a tag from one of the trees and purchase a gift appropriate to the tag. Gifts may then be brought back to any of the three locations (Lancaster Mall deadline: Dec. 11; Harbour Station and United Way deadline: Dec. 17) where they will be collected and distributed by affiliate agencies of the United Way of Greater Saint John.

“We’re extremely excited to partner with the United Way for this campaign,” said Sea Dogs President Wayne Long in a press release. “The Holiday Season is traditionally a time to give back to one’s community and this initiative is great way for Saint Johners to do exactly that.”

“The biggest weekend of the season,” reads the Sea Dogs website and it could not be any more true. Two of the top teams in the league visit Harbour Station on Friday and Sunday to take on the Dogs, who have a good chance of being ranked number one in the country this week.

On Friday, Saint John hosts the Drummondville Voltigeurs at 7:30 pm. The Volts will be coming off a game in Moncton the night before. The Dogs defeated the Volts 4-3 in a shootout last Friday in a game that was easily the most entertaining of the year. The 97.3 The Wave (not so) Extreme Team will be on hand for the match.

On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm, the Dogs host Patrick Roy and the Quebec Remparts. Quebec boasts seven NHL prospects along with the Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender behind the bench. With it being a Sunday affair, the family 4-for-$40 ticket special is available. There will be a post-game autograph session and kids play area set up the concourse.

Sundays game is also the first ever “multi-cultural day” at Harbour Station. Tickets for next Sunday’s game are available at a discounted rate at the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre (3rd floor, City Market Building, 47 Charlotte Street / Saint John, NB / E2L 2H8). Tickets are also available through the Saint John YM-YWCA (130 Broadview Avenue), Fortune Market (73 King Street), Great Wall Supermarket (229 Churchill Boulevard) and at the Taco Pica stand in the City Market.

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