Saint John Sea Dogs vs Drummondville Voltigeurs
Tonight at 8pm
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Marcel Dionne Centre
DRUMMONDVILLE – The Saint John Sea Dogs kick off a mini two-game road trip this evening in Drummondville. The Voltigeurs host the Dogs tonight at 8pm at the Marcel Dionne Centre.
Saint John enters this evening’s tilt on a five-game winning streak and have won eight of their last 10 contests. Overall, the Sea Dogs have a record of 36-13-0-2 for 74 points. They sit first overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League standings, one-point up on the Shawinigan Cataractes for top spot.
The Sea Dogs are 14-9-0-1 on the road this year and have outscored opponents 89-79.
The Voltigeurs enter tonight’s game with a record of 12th overall in the league and second in the terrible Telus West Division with a record of 21-25-2-4 for 46 points. They are 4-0-0-1 in their last five games and 5-4-0-1 in their last 10.
The Volts are 12-9-1-2 at home this year and outscored opponents 89-84.
After tonight’s game, the Sea Dogs wrap up their Quebec road swing tomorrow when they take on the Cataractes at 5pm.
|Record||36-13-0-2 (1st Maritimes)||21-25-2-4 (2nd West)|
|Home Record||- - -||12-9-1-2|
|Road Record||14-9-0-1||- - -|
|Overall PP||21.5% (9th)||14% (17th)|
|Home PP||- - -||16.1% (17th)|
|Road PP||19.8% (10th)||- - -|
|Overall PK||77.2% (9th)||82.5% (4th)|
|Home PK||- - -||77.8% (10th)|
|Road PK||70.5% (16th)||- - -|
|PIM/GAME||15.5 (10th)||16.8 (3rd)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-3 win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station. Danick Gauthier had two goals while Ian Saab, Zack Phillips, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Tomas Jurco added singles. Mathieu Corbeil made 33 saves in net to earn the victory.
The Voltigeurs are coming off a 6-1 win over the Gatineau Olympiques last Sunday at the Marcel Dionne Centre. Alex Emond scored twice for Drummondville while Guillaume Gauthier, Andre Bouvet-Morrissette, Jerome Verrier, and Olivier Caouette added solo markers. Domenic Graham made 18 saves for the win.
The Sea Dogs and Voltigeurs have met twice previously this season. Saint John won both contests and outscored Drummondville by a combined score of 7-2.
On September 30 in Drummondville, Zack Phillips, Devon Oliver-Dares, Tomas Jurco and Scott Oke scored for Saint John in the 4-2 win. Matthew Andreaccchi and Olivier Archambault scored for the Volts. Mathieu Corbeil made 22 saves in net for the Dogs while Domenic Graham allowed four goals on 12 shots before being replaced.
On January 14 at Harbour Station, Sebastien Auger stopped all 28 shots he faced in a 3-0 win. Charlie Coyle, Zack Phillips, and Pierre Durepos scored for Saint John. Domenic Graham allowed three goals on 22 shots in the loss.
Zack Phillips still leads Saint John in scoring with 65 points (26G, 39A) in 44 games this season. Danick Gauthier leads the Dogs in scoring with 37 goals while Phillips has a team high 39 assists.
Marc-Olivier Brouillard leads the Voltigeurs in scoring with 52 points (23G, 29A) in 49 games this year. Andre Bouvet-Morrissette has a team high 25 goals while Brouillad leads the way in assists with 29.
Mathieu Corbeil (28-9-0-0, 2.46 GAA, 0.907 SV%) for Saint John and Domenic Graham (20-17-1-1, 3.12 GAA, 0.886 SV%) for Drummondville.
- The Volts are averaging 2,384 fans per game at the Marcel Dionne Centre this season.
- Danick Gauthier sits second in the league in goals with 37.
- Zack Phillips is 10th in assists with 39.
- Ryan Tesink is eighth in shorthanded goals with two.
- Gauthier is second in game-winning goals with seven.
- Tomas Jurco is third in insurance goals with four.
- Jonathan Oligny leads the league in penalty minutes with 151. Ian Saab is second with 136.
- Phillips is a league high +38.
- Jonathan Huberdeau leads the league in shorthanded assists with four.
- In today’s Telegraph-Journal, Sea Dogs head coach Gerard Gallant was unsure if Maxime Villemaire would play tonight. Villemaire left the team last month and has not played a game since January 4.
Moncton at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Cape Breton at P.E.I. - 7:00 PM AST
Rimouski at Quebec - 7:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EST
Gatineau at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EST
Rouyn-Noranda at Chicoutimi - 7:30 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EST
The Sea Dogs travel to Shawinigan and take on the Cataractes tomorrow at 5pm.