Wednesday, June 23, 2010


By Bert Richardson
Station Nation Staff

The Saint John Sea Dogs and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced a couple of changes to the Port City’s 2010-11 regular season schedule today.

According to the Sea Dogs’ official twitter page, the motion set forth by the team to have all Sunday games played at Harbour Station start at 3:00 pm has been voted down by the QMJHL. Instead, all Sunday home games will start at 4:00 pm as they have over the past five seasons.

No reason as to why the league voted down the time change was given.

The Dogs have said publicly in the past that they wished to have Sunday games start earlier but were not allowed to do so for all games because of league travel restrictions. Saint John management also said at the 2008 fan symposium that having only some Sunday games – and not all – start at an earlier time would not be satisfactory.

Also reported on twitter, the Wednesday, November 10 home game against the PEI Rocket has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 8. Game time remains at 7:00 pm at Harbour Station.

Once again, no reason for the move was given, but the game would have originally taken place a day prior to the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Harbour Station..

The new schedule does, however, create a home-and-home between the two squads that begins at the Charlottetown Civic Centre on December 7. The move also means that Saint John will start December by playing six games in 10 days.