Sunday, November 15, 2009


Final Score: Acadie-Bathurst 2, Saint John 8
Saint John Goals: Zach Phillips (4, 5, 6), Mike Hoffman (11), Jonathan Huberdeau (6), Nicholas Petersen (10), Stanislav Galiev (7), Kevin Gagne (3)
Acadie-Bathurst Goals: Vincent Couture (5), Eric Faille (12)
Winning Goaltender: SNB - GĂ©linas, Marc-Antoine (W-14-3-0)
Losing Goaltender: BAT - Nadeau, Guillaume (L-2-6-0)
News 88.9 Top Dog: Nathan Beaulieu

Power Play: Titan 2/5, Sea Dogs 3/5
Shots on Goal: Titan: 4-8-5=17, Sea Dogs: 16-16-22=54
Attendance: 3,404

GAME NOTES: It was a low attended game but is okay considering the parade was going on just down the street… due to the parade, parking was tighter than usual at Harbour Station… Fleaburn and the 97.3 The Wave (not so) Extreme Team were suppose to be attending the parade but arrived back at Harbour Station before the warm-up was over… Sea Dogs head coach Gerard Gallant missed the game due to flu. His spot on the bench was filled by associate coach Mike Kelly… referee Trevor Hansen is a WHL official who is part of the CHL exchange program. It was the second straight game that there was a WHL referee was on the ice… this was the second straight game that the Sea Dogs have had more than 50 shots on goal. They have outshot their opponents 109-36 in those two games… Saint John improves to 21-4-1-0 on the season… Nathan Beaulieu tied a team record for most points in a game by a defenseman with five. He is now tied with Simon Despres... the Dogs went a perfect 5-0-0-0 on their five game home stand.

SCRATCHES: Gabriel Bourret was a healthy scratch. Olivier Ouellet missed the game due to the flu.

NEW OPENING: There was a new video opening for the Sea Dogs and featured some very current highlights. The pre-game festivities did not include the figure skaters for some unknown reason. Singing the national anthem was the guy from the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge last year. He also sang at the home opener.

GONE TOO FAR: The woman who always does the intermission contests and off-ice entertainment had some harsh words during the second period. “We should be killing these guys,” she said trying to get the crowd going.

THE STREAK: “The Sea Dogs improve tonight their franchise record of most consecutive wins with 13,” read the QMJHL game sheet. “This mark ranks them at the 13th place of the league record history.” It should be noted that I had to edit the spelling of “tonight” because it was spelt wrong.

RACHAEL: Section two had too much to drink in the first period and had way too much fun during the Frisbee contest. The girl named “Rachael” was believed to be throwing for the section and won by a bit of a landside. The section erupted in cheers only to find out she wasn’t throwing for their them. Oh section two, you kill me!


NEXT GAME: Saint John Sea Dogs vs Drummondville Voltigeurs. Friday, November 20, at 8:30 pm at Marcel Dionne Centre.

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