Saint John Sea Dogs vs Drummondville Voltigeurs
Tonight at 8:00pm
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Marcel Dionne Centre – Drummondville, Que.
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. – The road trip continues tonight for the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Coming off an 8-4 victory over the Phoenix in Sherbrooke last night, the Sea Dogs are in Drummondville tonight to battle the Voltigeurs. Puck drop is scheduled for 8pm at the Marcel Dionne Centre.
A solid second period propelled the Sea Dogs to a win over the expansion Phoenix last night. Stephen MacAulay had a big night, registering his second hat trick of the season. Devon Oliver-Dares also a good night offensively, recording two goals in the first period.
With a four assist performance last night, Jonathan Huberdeau continues to lead the Sea Dogs in points this season. He now has 11 goals and 16 assists in 19 games.
Saint John improved to 10-9-0-0 with last night’s win. Their 20 points place them fifth in the Telus Maritmes Division and 12th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The Sea Dogs’ attention now shifts to the Volts who sit fourth in the Telus West Division and 14th overall in the league with a 9-10-0-0 record. Drummondville, like Saint John, is 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games.
The Volts are led by Marc-Olivier Brouillard who has seven goals and 13 assists in 19 games this season.
Both Saint John and Drummondville have similar records and neither team has a stacked lineup. Hopefully we’ll have an entertaining hockey game tonight.
|Record||9-10-0-0 (4th West)||10-9-0-0 (5th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||2.68 (16th)||3.11 (12th)|
|Goals Against/Game||3.47 (10th)||3.63 (13th)|
|Shots For/Game||28.10 (13th)||30.10 (8th)|
|Shots Against/Game||24.58 (2nd)||31.29 (12th)|
|Overall PP||19.1% (11th)||23.0% (7th)|
|Home PP||24.5% (9th)||29.3% (5th)|
|Road PP||14.0% (14th)||14.3% (13th)|
|Overall PK||75.3% (13th)||76.7% (12th)|
|Home PK||77.8% (14th)||77.8% (15th)|
|Road PK||73.2% (13th)||75.6% (10th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off an 8-4 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix last night. Stephen MacAulay had a hat trick, Devon Oliver-Dares had two goals, and Jakub Izacky, Ryan Tesink, and Marcus Cuomo added solo markers. Sebastien Auger made 23 saves in net for the victory.
The Voltigeurs are coming off a 6-2 loss to the Sagueneens in Chicoutimi last Sunday. Joey Ratelle and Gabriel Vermette scored for Drummondville. Louis-Philip Guindon made 22 saves while Domenic Graham made five for the Volts in the game.
The Sea Dogs went 3-0-0-0 against the Voltigeurs last season while Drummondville went 0-2-0-1 against Saint John.
The last time they met was on February 3 of last season when the Sea Dogs defeated the Voltigeurs 3-2 in a shootout. Charlie Coyle and Ryan Tesink scored in regulation time for Saint John while Drummondville had goals from Guillaume Gauthier and Marc-Olivier Brouillard. Sebastien Auger made 29 saves while Domenic Graham made 43.
- Stephen MacAulay is tied for the league lead in power play goals with nine.
- Jerome Verrier is eighth in the league in game winning goals with three.
- MacAulay is second in the league in first goals with three.
- Sebastien Auger has the third most wins in the league with 10. He’s also played the second most minutes of any goaltender.
OUT OF TOWN
P.E.I. at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Cape Breton at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Acadie-Bathurst at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EST
Halifax at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST
Moncton at Gatineau - 7:00 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Val-d'Or - 7:00 PM EST
The Sea Dogs end their road trip tomorrow in Blainville-Boisbriand with a 5pm game against the Armada.