Cape Breton Screaming Eagles vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – For the first time in a long time the Saint John Sea Dogs will be playing a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game at Harbour Station.
The Sea Dogs have played five straight road games and haven’t played a match at home since November 4. That changes tonight when Saint John hosts the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at 7pm.
Saint John enters play tonight with an 11-12-0-0 record for 22 points. They sit fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 14th overall in the QMJHL. The Dogs sit near the bottom of the standings but just six points separate them and the Moncton Wildcats who sit seventh overall.
The Sea Dog are 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games. Their five game stretch of road games saw them go 2-3-0-0.
Jonathan Huberdeau still leads Saint John in scoring with 31 points. Thanks to a hat trick last Sunday, Ryan Tesink now has a team high 14 goals.
Cape Breton enters play with a 7-14-2-3 record for 19 points. They sit last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall in the league. If the playoffs started today, the Eagles would grab the final spot.
Alexandre Lavoie and William Carrier continue to lead the way for Cape Breton. Lavoie has 43 points while Carrier has 40.
The Screaming Eagles defeated the Sea Dogs 5-2 last Friday in Sydney. Since then they have lost three straight, including a 4-2 loss to the Mooseheads in Halifax last night. Tonight will be the third time this month Saint John and Cape Breton hook up.THE NUMBERS
|Cape Breton||Saint John|
|Record||7-14-2-3 (6th Maritimes)||11-12-0-0 (5th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||2.81 (16th)||2.96 (14th)|
|Goals Against/Game||4.30 (17th)||3.91 (15th)|
|Shots For/Game||25.98 (15th)||28.79 (13th)|
|Shots Against/Game||33.38 (16th)||32.36 (13th)|
|Overall PP||16.8% (14th)||21.7% (10th)|
|Home PP||17.8% (14th)||29.3% (7th)|
|Road PP||16.0% (12th)||14.5% (14th)|
|Overall PK||72.8% (17th)||76.4% (12th)|
|Home PK||73.2% (17th)||77.8% (14th)|
|Road PK||72.6% (13th)||75.4% (10th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-2 road win in Bathurst on Sunday. Ryan Tesink had a hat trick while Jakub Izacky added a solo marker. Sebastien Auger made 28 saves for the win in net.
The Screaming Eagles are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Mooseheads last night in Halifax. Jakub Culek scored both Cape Breton goals. Philippe Trudeau made 33 saves in the loss.
The Sea Dogs are 1-1-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 1-1-0-0 against Saint John.
The last time they met was last Friday at Centre 200 with the Screaming Eagles winning 5-2. Kyle Farrell and Alexandre Lavoie each scored twice while Jakub Culek added a single. Marcus Cuomo and Noah Zilbert replied for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 28 saves in the loss. David Honzik allowed two goals on five shot before getting pulled in favour of Philippe Trudeau. Trudeau stopped all 17 shots he faced in relief.
The Sea Dogs will be honouring the 1992 Allan Cup champion Saint John Vito’s tonight. From the Sea Dogs website:
Several extras are taking place for fans. The Allan Cup will be in attendance, a special highlight video of the win will be played and the Sea Dogs will don retro Vito’s jerseys for the occasion, which will be auctioned off during the first and second intermissions at Sea Dogs Central. In a pre-game ceremony, several Vito’s team members will be honoured at centre ice.
"The Saint John Vito's are an important part of Saint John hockey history," says Sea Dogs President Wayne Long. "We are thrilled to be honouring them this weekend."
- Alexandre Lavoie is fifth in the league in scoring with 43 points.
- Lavoie is eighth in goal scoring with 18.
- William Carrier and Lavoie are fourth and fifth in the league in assists with 25.
- Stephen MacAulay is third in power play goals with nine.
- Jonathan Huberdeau is eighth in power play assists with 11.
- MacAulay is fourth in first goals with three.
- Ryan Tesink is fifth in insurance goals with three.
OUT OF TOWN
Baie-Comeau at Moncton - 3:00 PM AST
Sherbrooke at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Acadie-Bathurst at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Val-d'Or - 7:00 PM EST
The Sea Dogs are back in action tomorrow afternoon at Harbour Station when they host the Baie-Comeau Drakkar at 3pm.