Friday, September 7, 2012


Saint John Sea Dogs vs Moncton Wildcats
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Amherst Stadium – Amherst, NS
After a lengthy layoff, the Saint John Sea Dogs resume pre-season play this evening in Amherst.

The Sea Dogs take on the Moncton Wildcats tonight at 7pm in a rare New Brunswick battle that will be played outside the province.

Saint John is 1-2-0 so far in exhibition play with their lone win coming way back on August 17 against the PEI Rocket at the qplex. They have dropped decisions to the Rocket and to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. The Dogs haven’t played a pre-season game since August 22, so tonight’s game feels a little like the first of the year.

The Sea Dogs lineup should look quite a bit different compared to the first three games. Veterans have now arrived and have been practicing at Harbour Station this week. This weekend's games should give us a good glimpse of what the 2012-13 Sea Dogs will look like.

As for the Wildcats, they are 1-3-0 so far in the pre-season. They’ve dropped two games to the Titan and one to the Halifax Mooseheads. Their one win came against the Moose. The ‘Cats haven’t played since August 25.

The Sea Dogs and Wildcats also play each other tomorrow night at Harbour Station.

Saint John’s last game was a 5-2 loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in Tracadie-Sheila on August 22. Marcus Cuomo and Connor Donaghey had goals for the Sea Dogs. Sebastien Auger made 24 saves while Alex Fournier made 11.

Moncton is coming off a 7-1 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads on August 25 at Acadia. Ross Johnston had the lone Moncton goal. Brandon Thibeau made 15 saves while Grant Grady made 13.

Saint John went 6-2-0-0 against Moncton last season while the Wildcats went 2-3-1-2 against the Sea Dogs.

These two last played each other on February 28 at Harbour Station. Charlie Coyle, Jonathan Huberdeau, Maxime Villemaire, Nathan Beaulieu, and Stanislav Galiev scored in Saint John’s 5-3 victory. Marek Hrivik, Devon MacAusland, and Christophe Lalonde scored for Moncton. Mathieu Corbeil made 18 saves for the Dogs while Roman Will made 36 for the ‘Cats.

  • Less than two weeks until the regular season begins.
  • That’s all we got.

Rimouski at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM ADT
Halifax at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM ADT
Sherbrooke at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EDT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EDT
Gatineau at Ottawa - OHL - 7:30 PM EDT

The Seas Dogs and Wildcats meet again tomorrow night at Harbour Station. Game time is 7pm.

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