Sunday, February 12, 2012

GAMEDAY 55: vs Titan

Acadie-Bathurst Titan vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Today at 3pm
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Harbour Station

SAINT JOHN – The Saint John Sea Dogs will look to win their ninth straight game this afternoon against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Game time at Harbour Station is 3pm.

The Sea Dogs enter action today with a record of 38-14-0-2 and sit first overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They are currently in a tie with the Shawinigan Cataractes for first-place with 78 points. They are on a serious hot streak having won eight straight and nine of their last 10.

Saint John is 21-5-0-1 at Harbour Station this year and have outscored opponents 119-67.

The Titan enter play this afternoon with a record of 27-23-2-3 and sit third in the Maritimes Division and ninth overall in the league with 59 points.

Bathurst is 10-15-1-1 on the road this season and have been outscored 106-91.

Today, the team will combine two popular annual themes, as the Journée des Francofans meets the Valentine's Day Spectacular at Harbour Station. The theme for the 3 p.m. game against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan is “From Saint John With Love.” Fans will be able to purchase bread, wine and cheese, there will be live music and mimes, and the first 400 female fans will receive a carnation courtesy of the Sea Dogs. In addition, Ganong Bros. Limited will be providing free chocolates.


BathurstSaint John
Record27-23-2-3 (3rd Maritimes)38-14-0-2 (1st Maritimes)
Home Record- - -21-5-0-1
Road Record10-15-1-1- - -
Last 105-4-0-19-1-0-0
Goals For211218
Goals Against207149
Overall PP28.5% (1st)21.8% (9th)
Home PP- - -23% (11th)
Road PP22.5% (7th)- - -
Overall PK77.7% (9th)78.5% (6th)
Home PK- - -84.2% (4th)
Road PK76.7% (8th)- - -
PIM/GAME16.7 (5th)16 (8th)

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-0 win over the PEI Rocket yesterday in Charlottetown. Jonathan Huberdeau had a hat trick and four points while Charlie Coyle and Danick Gauthier added the other Saint John goals. Tomas Jurco had four assists while Nathan Beaulieu added two. Mathieu Corbeil made 22 saves in net to earn his sixth shutout of the season.

The Titan are coming off a 4-2 win over the Rocket at the KC Irving Regional Centre on Friday. Christophe Lalancette had two goals while singles came from Etienne Salvail and Sebastien Trudeau. Robert Steeves made 21 saves in net for the victory. Bathurst went 4-for-6 on the power play.

The Sea Dogs are just 2-3-0-1 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 4-2-0-0 against Saint John.

Their last meeting came on January 22 at the KC Irving Regional Centre when the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 5-2. Zack Phillips had two goals for Saint John while singles came from Charlie Coyle, Danick Gauthier and Charles Roussel. Bathurst had goals from Mirko Hoefflin and Zach O’Brien. Sebastien Auger made 30 saves for the win. Robert Steeves allowed five goals on 23 shots in the loss.

Saint John is led by Zack Phillips who has 68 points (26G, 42A) in 47 games this season. Danick Gauthier leads the club in goals with 38 while Phillips has a team high 42 assists.

Bathurst’s leading scorer is Zach O’Brien who has 88 points (45G, 43A) in 51 games. O’Brien leads the team in goals with 45 while Sebastien Trudeau has a team high 62 assists.

Mathieu Corbeil (29-10-0-0, 2.36 GAA, 0.912 SV%) or Sebastien Auger (9-2-0-2, 3.07 GAA, 0.885 SV%) for Saint John and Robert Steeves (20-10-2-3, 3.16 GAA, 0.899 SV%) for Bathurst.

  • Saint John is averaging 4,229 fans per game at Harbour Station this year, good for third in the league.
  • Zach O’Brien leads the league in goals with 45 this season. Danick Gauthier is second with 38 and Matthew Bissonnette is third with 36.
  • O’Brien is seventh in assists with 43 while Zack Phillips is eighth with 42.
  • O’Brien has scored a league high 18 power play goals.
  • Sebastien Trudeau is second in power play assists with 28.
  • Danick Gauthier is third in game-winning goals with seven.
  • O’Brien is second in first goals with eight.
  • Tomas Jurco is third in insurance goals with four.
  • Ian Saab is second in penalty minutes with 143.
  • Phillips is a league best +38.
  • Jonathan Huberdeau has a league high four shorthanded assists.

Moncton at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EST
Cape Breton at Rouyn-Noranda - 4:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Halifax at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST

The Sea Dogs travel to PEI to face the Rocket on Wednesday at 7pm.

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