Sunday, January 17, 2010

PRE-GAME: Chicoutimi Sagueneens vs Saint John Sea Dogs

Game Day
Chicoutimi Sagueneens vs Saint John Sea Dogs

Today, January 17, 2010 @ 4:00 pm
Harbour Station

Visiting Team: Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Record: 16-21-4-4 (3rd in Telus Eastern Division)
Last Game: 5-1 loss at Moncton last night
Leading Scorer: Dominic Jalbert: 45 GP – 9 G – 31 A – 40 Pts
NHL Draft Picks: Eric Gelinas (New Jersey)
Notes: 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games and have lost three straight games… 6-14-1-2 on the road this season. They are 3-7-0-0 on their last 10 road games and have lost three straight… the Sags have the second worst road power play percentage with a rating of 13.3%... Chicoutimi has two players on their roster who were born in France – goaltender Robin Gussse and left winger Antoine Roussel… Chicoutimi does not have any players born in the Maritimes… currently on a tough road trip through Atlantic Canada. They are 0-3-0-0 so far and have been outscored 14-4. They lost 4-2 in Cape Breton on Wednesday, 5-1 to the last place Mooseheads in Halifax on Friday, and fell 5-1 to the Moncton Wildcats last night… Chicoutimi were big sellers at the trade deadline. Finding their way out of town was Marc-Andre Carre, Michal Hlinka, Jean Philippe Foucher, Nicolas Deschamps, Jacob Legace, Michael Stinziani, Mathieu Leduc, and Yousseff Kabbaj . Coming to Chicoutimi was Julien Houle, Alexis Piette, Adam Bourque-Leblanc, Christophe Tremblay, Jeremy Barriault, Eric Gelinas, and Marc-Andre Levasseur… Mathew Bissonnette was traded to the Sags in the Nicolas Deschamps deal but he refused to report to head coach Richard Martel. Bissonnette was later traded to Lewiston... Gelinas was traded to the Sags from the Lewiston Maineiacs. In two games against Saint John this season, he has three assists.

Home Team: Saint John Sea Dogs
Record: 37-6-1-0 (1st in Atlantic Division)
Last Game: 8-2 Win vs Acadie-Bathurst last night
Leading Scorer: Michael Kirkpatrick: 44 GP – 17 G – 38 A – 55 Pts
NHL Draft Picks: Yann Sauve (Vancouver), Marco Cousineau (Anaheim), Simon Despres (Pittsburgh), Steven Anthony (Vancouver), Mike Hoffman (Ottawa), and Nicholas Petersen (Pittsburgh).
Notes: Gabriel Bourret will not play tonight after being suspended indefinitely by the Sea Dogs after breaking the team player conduct policy. Nobody was called up to replace him… the Sea Dogs sit first in the Atlantic division, first overall in the QMJHL, and are ranked second in the country for the eighth straight week… 7-3-0-0 in their last 10 games and have won three straight games… coming off a rather convincing 8-2 blowout over Bathurst last night. The game featured a Michael Kirkpatrick hat trick, six different scorers, and only six Sea Dog players not registering a point. Christian Morin, Nathan Beaulieu, and Nicholas Pard all had fights… Michael Kirkpatrick is on an eight game point scoring streak. In that span he has five goals and 11 assists… Stanislav Galiev has now slipped to third in rookie scoring with 10 goals and 32 assists. He still leads rookies in +/- with a rating of +32… eight of the top 10 players in QMJHL +/- ratings play for Saint John. Nicholas Petersen leads the way with +4l while Nathan Beaulieu leads all defenseman with a +38… today’s game will end the Sea Dogs’ five-game home stand. They are 3-1-0-0 on the stand... 19-4-0-0 at Harbour Station this season. They are 8-2-0-0 in thier last 10 home games and have won three straight.

Saint John vs Chicoutimi:
This Season
Home: 0-0-0-0-0-0
Road: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Goals For: 3
Goals Against: 1

Last Season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
Home: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Road: 1-1-0-0-0-2
Goals For: 10
Goals Against: 6

All-Time- Not Including This Season (GP-W-L-OTL-SOL-PTS):
Home: 4-4-0-0-0-8
Road: 4-2-2-0-0-4
Goals For: 31
Goals Against: 31

Wildcats 5 Sagueneens 1

At Moncton, N.B., Scott Brannon and Kelsey Tessier both scored and had an assist as the Wildcats beat Chicoutimi.

Marek Hrivik, Gabriel Bourque and Randy Cameron added singles for Moncton (30-11-4).
Alexandre Lavoie was the lone scorer for the Sagueneens (16-21-8).

Station Nation Facts:

  • Sunday’s contest has been designated a Family Fun Day. Special 4-for-40 ticket packages will be available for purchase, with a post-game autograph session to be held on the arena concourse and a Kids’ Fun Zone to be set up next to Sea Dogs Central (Section S).

  • The Home Depot will be also be distributing rally towels to fans on Sunday.

  • The Canadian Red Cross Society will be have a booth set up on the main concourse at Harbour Station for both of this weekend's Sea Dogs home games. Cash donations will be accepted at the booth, with all proceeds set to go towards the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Fund.

  • In their only meeting this season on October 29, 2009, the Sea Dogs defeated the Sagueneens 3-1 in Chicoutimi. Jonathan Huberdeau and Steven Anthony both scored while Yann Sauve picked up the first star with a goal. Marc-Antoine Gelinas picked up the win, stopping 20 shots.

Important Info:
Harbour Station
Capacity: 6,297

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

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