Cape Breton Screaming Eagles vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight, October 28, 2011 at 7:30pm
SAINT JOHN – The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are in town tonight for the first time this season. Game time is 7:30pm at Harbour Station.
The Eagles enter action today with a record of 7-10-0-1 for 15 points. They sit fifth in the Maritimes Division and 13th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They are 11 points back of the league-leading Victoriaville Tigres and nine points back of the division-leading Saint John Sea Dogs.
Cape Breton defeated Saint John 8-5 in their only previous meeting of the season back on September 16 at Centre 200. Dany Potvin scored three goals while David Rose, Cory MacIntosh, JC Campagna, Sebastien Payette and William Carrier scored singles. Alexandre Veronneau made 23 stops in net for the win.
A lot has changed since that game, though. Saint John was without the likes of Jonathan Huberdeau, Zack Phillips, Nathan Beaulieu, Tomas Jurco, Mathieu Corbeil, Danick Gauthier and all the others who took part in National Hockey League rookie and/training camps.
On September 16, Oliver Cooper had two goals. Aidan Kelly, Kraig Pasher and Stephen Anderson added solo markers while Charlie Millen made 29 stops in the loss. The Sea Dogs led 4-1 in the second period but eventually blew that lead. Given the Sea Dogs’ lineup that night, they didn’t do all that bad.
Saint John’s lineup will have a lot more familiar names in it this evening when the two teams clash.
Saint John enters action tonight with a record of 12-5-0-0 for 24 points. They sit first in the Maritimes Division and second overall in the league. They are two points back of the league-leading Tigres with two games in hand.
The Sea Dogs have won five straight and coming off a dominating three-in-three performance last weekend. They defeated the Halifax Mooseheads 5-0, PEI Rocket 10-3 and the Quebec Remparts 6-0.
IN NET: Alexandre Veronneau will likely get the start for Cape Breton tonight. Veronneau has a record of 5-6-0-0, a goals against average of 4.04 and a save percentage of 0.845.
LAST GAME: The Eagles are coming off a 5-2 loss in Victoriaville last Sunday afternoon. Denis Kindl and Jonathan Brunelle each scored in the loss. Logan Shaw had two assists. Alexandre Veronneau made 24 stops while Philippe Trudeau made two.
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IN NET: Mathieu Corbeil will likely get the start in net this evening. He has a record of 9-2-0-0 to go with a goals against average of 2.11 and a 0.915 save percentage.
Corbeil was solid last weekend, picking up two shutouts. He has not allowed a goal since the 18:05 mark of the third period on October 15 in Val-d’Or.
LAST GAME: The Sea Dogs are coming off a great 6-0 win over the Quebec Remparts last Sunday at Harbour Station. Danick Gauthier scored twice while singles came from Tomas Jurco, Jason Cameron, Nathan Beaulieu and Charles-Olivier Roussel. Mathieu Corbeil stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn the shutout win.
P.E.I. at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Baie-Comeau at Quebec - 7:00 PM EDT
Acadie-Bathurst at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EDT
Drummondville at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EDT
Rimouski at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EDT
Halifax at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EDT
Venue: Harbour Station
Average Attendance: 3,736
Radio (Sea Dogs): News 88.9 FM
Live Web Feed: Telus
Post-Game Coverage: Station Nation, Telegraph-Journal, Cape Breton Post
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The Sea Dogs will raise their Memorial Cup banners to the rafters tomorrow night at 7pm against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Ticket availability is limited.