Two very different teams travel to Saint John to take on the Sea Dogs this weekend.
On Saturday, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are in town for a 7pm contest. The Eagles are 7-14-2-3 and sit 16th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 19 points. They played in Halifax on Friday night, losing 4-2 to the Mooseheads.
Saturday’s game will see the Sea Dogs pay tribute to the Saint John Vito’s 1992 Allan Cup victory. From the Sea Dogs:
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 Dogs, who enter action this weekend with an 11-12-0-0 record, will be playing Cape Breton for the third time this month. They are 1-1 in those previous pair of games.
On Sunday, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar are in Saint John. The Drakkar, who were eliminated from the playoffs by the Sea Dogs last year in the second round, sit fourth overall in the league with a record of 17-5-1-2. In this week’s BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings, Baie-Comeau was ranked seventh.
Sunday’s game is CAA Sunday Fun-day and Special Olympics night.
The Sea Dogs hit the road yet again next week for two mid-week games in Quebec. They return home on Sunday to kickoff what will be a home heavy month of December.