Wednesday, November 28, 2012

GAMEDAY 26 - at Rouyn-Noranda

GAMEDAY
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Tonight at 8:30pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Iamgold Arena – Rouyn-Noranda, Que.
PREVIEW
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. – Two teams that are both on three-game winning streaks clash tonight in Rouyn-Noranda.

The Huskies, 16-8-0-1, host the Saint John Sea Dogs, 13-12-0-0, at 8:30pm this evening in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. The contest is part of Saint John’s odd mid-week, two-game trip through Quebec that will also see them take on the Val-d’Or Foreurs.

The Sea Dogs are coming off a wild 5-4 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Sunday that saw them nearly blow a four-goal lead. That gave Saint John a third consecutive victory thanks to previous wins over Cape Breton and Bathurst.

Saint John sits fourth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 12th overall in the QMJHL with 26 points. They are within striking distance of several teams in the overall standings, so a good week could see them move up a bit.

Jonathan Huberdeau continues to lead Saint John in scoring with 36 points in 25 games. Ryan Tesink has a team best 15 goals.

Rouyn-Noranda, who have won three straight and are 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games just like Saint John, enters action tonight sitting sixth overall in the league and second in the Telus West Division with 33 points.

Jean-Sebastien Dea has slowed down a bit but still leads the Huskies in scoring with 41 points, just ahead of Sven Andrighetto who has 40. Dea has a team best 22 goals while Andrighetto leads the squad in assists with 24.

THE NUMBERS
Rouyn-NorandaSaint John
Record16-8-0-1 (2nd West)13-12-0-0 (4th Maritimes)
Home Record9-4-0-07-5-0-0
Road Record7-4-0-16-7-0-0
Goals For/Game4.43 (2nd)3.08 (14th)
Goals Against/Game3.52 (11th)3.79 (13th)
Shots For/Game30.78 (7th)28.42 (14th)
Shots Against/Game28.37 (7th)32.49 (13th)
Overall PP27.1% (5th)22.2% (9th)
Home PP27.1% (8th)29.7% (7th)
Road PP27.1% (2nd)14.5% (14th)
Overall PK76.9% (11th)76.7% (12th)
Home PK84.4% (6th)78.2% (14th)
Road PK71.9% (14th)75.4% (9th)
PIM/GAME19.016.5
Attendance2,0723,670

LEADING SCORERS
Rouyn-Noranda
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Jean-Sebastien Dea25221941
Sven Andrighetto23162440
Gabriel Desjardins24112233

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Jonathan Huberdeau25132336
Ryan Tesink23151227
Stephen MacAulay21131124

GOALTENDERS
Rouyn-Noranda
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Alexandre Belanger7-0-0-12.940.891
Robin Gusse9-8-0-03.690.873

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger13-9-0-03.110.903
Alex Fournier0-3-0-07.500.792

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-4 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station. Ryan Tesink, Pierre Durepos, Jakub Izacky, Oliver Cooper, and Jurij Repe scored for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 38 saves in net for the win.


The Huskies are coming off a 6-2 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Saturday. Marcus Power, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Maxime St-Cyr, Gabriel Desjardins, Nikita Kucherov, and Felix Caron scored for Rouyn-Noranda. Alexandre Belanger made 24 saves in net for the victory.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Huskies this season while Rouyn-Noranda is 0-0-0-1 against Saint John.

Their only previous meeting this season came back on October 12 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Huskies 6-5 in a shootout. Stephen MacAulay had a hat trick while Devon Oliver-Dares and Oliver Cooper also scored for Saint John. Sven Andrighetto had two goals for Rouyn-Noranda while Dillon Fournier, Jean-Sebastien Dea, and Gabriel Desjardins also scored. Alexandre Belanger made 31 saves in the loss while Sebastien Auger made 27 in the win. Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal in the shootout goal.


NOTES
  • Michael Mastrangelo will serve the first game of the three-game suspension he received following Sunday’s game against Baie-Comeau.
  • Jean-Sebastien Dea’s 22 goals are good for third in the league.
  • Sven Andrighetto is seventh in assists with 24.
  • Dea leads the league in power play goals with 12.
  • Marcus Power is second in shorthanded goals with three.
  • Gabriel Desjardins is second in shorthanded assists with three.

OUT OF TOWN
Chicoutimi at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Victoriaville at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:30 PM AST
P.E.I. at Quebec - 7:00 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs are in Val-d’Or tomorrow night to battle the Foreurs at 8:30pm.

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