Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Semifinal Schedule Announced

The schedule for the Saint John Sea Dogs’ semifinal playoff series against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens was announced this afternoon.

The schedule features a 2-2-1-1-1 format so there will be plenty of travel involved in this series requires additional games. Games 1 and 2 will be held at Harbour Station before things shift to Chicoutimi. Saint John will also host Games 5 and 7 if needed.

Here is the full schedule (all times Atlantic):

GAME ONE – Friday, April 20: 7:30 p.m. @ Harbour Station
GAME TWO – Sunday, April 22: 3 p.m. @ Harbour Station
GAME THREE – Tuesday, April 24: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Georges-Vezina
GAME FOUR – Thursday, April 26: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Georges-Vezina
*GAME FIVE – Saturday, April 28: 7 p.m. @ Harbour Station
*GAME SIX – Monday, April 30: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Georges-Vezina
*GAME SEVEN – Tuesday, May 1: 7 p.m. @ Harbour Station
*If Necessary

The Sea Dogs advanced to the semis after sweeping the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the quarterfinals, a series that ended one week ago tonight. The Sagueneens are coming off a stunning series win over the Memorial Cup host Shawinigan Cataractes that went the full seven games.

Chicoutimi has seen plenty of action so far this post-season. They were the only team unable to sweep their opening round playoff series, needing six games to eliminate the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. The Sags have played 13 playoff games this year compared to Saint John’s eight.

The Sags had a 2-1-0-0 record against Saint John in the regular season while the Dogs were 1-1-0-1 against Chicoutimi. This should be a great series.

Tickets to Games 1 and 2 are already on sale. Seats for Friday’s game are listed as “limited.” 

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