Saturday, December 8, 2012

GAMEDAY 29 - vs Remparts

GAMEDAY
Quebec Remparts vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
PREVIEW
SAINT JOHN – A very tough weekend set of games begins tonight for the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The Sea Dogs host two of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s best teams over the next two days. They battle the Quebec Remparts tonight at 7pm and the Halifax Mooseheads tomorrow afternoon at 4pm.

Saint John currently sits fourth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 13th overall in the league with a 14-14-0-0 record for 28 points. The Dogs are 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games and have lost two straight games.

Jonathan Huberdeau, who could be playing his final two games as a member of the Sea Dogs, still leads Saint John in scoring with 43 points in 28 games. Ryan Tesink has a team best 16 goals.

The Remparts finish a three-game Maritime road trip this evening. It began on Wednesday with a 4-2 loss to the PEI Rocket. They rebounded last night in Bathurst with a 4-1 victory over the Titan. They’ll try and make it a winning road trip tonight.

Quebec sits first in the tough Telus East Division and third overall in the QMJHL with a 21-8-0-1 record. The Remparts are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games. The Remparts are in quite a battle within their division with the Rimouski Oceanic just three points back and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar just four points.

Patrick Roy’s squad hasn’t been great on the road this season. They are just 8-5-0-1 away from Colisee Pepsi.

Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko leads the Remparts in scoring with 48 points. His 27 goals are a team high. Adam Erne and Ryan Culkin each have a team best 22 assists.

Tonight is also Teddy Bear Toss night at Harbour Station. So, bring a teddy bear.

THE NUMBERS
QuebecSaint John
Record21-8-0-1 (1st East)14-14-0-0 (4th Maritimes)
Home Record13-3-0-07-6-0-0
Road Record8-5-0-17-8-0-0
Goals For/Game4.02 (4th)3.14 (12th)
Goals Against/Game2.60 (2nd)3.82 (13th)
Shots For/Game30.43 (7th)28.30 (14th)
Shots Against/Game27.69 (6th)32.12 (12th)
Overall PP31.1% (1st)24.1% (7th)
Home PP33.8% (3rd)29.4% (6th)
Road PP26.7% (3rd)19.5% (7th)
Overall PK84.0% (2nd)78.0% (11th)
Home PK81.8% (10th)79.7% (14th)
Road PK86.3% (1st)76.7% (7th)
PIM/GAME9.516.3
Attendance10,2963,654

LEADING SCORERS
Quebec
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Mikhail Grigorenko29272148
Adam Erne30162238
Logan Shaw29132134

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Jonathan Huberdeau28152843
Ryan Tesink26161632
Kevin Gagne2482028

GOALTENDERS
Quebec
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Francois Brasard16-7-0-12.500.911
Zachary Fortin5-1-0-01.990.923

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger14-10-0-03.020.904
Alex Fournier0-4-0-07.380.791

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Rimouski Oceanic on Sunday at Harbour Station. Jonathan Huberdeau scored Saint John’s lone goal. Sebastien Auger made 25 stops in the loss.


The Remparts are coming off a 4-1 win in Bathurst last night. Logan Shaw scored twice while solos came from Anthony Duclair and Mikhail Grigorenko. Francois Brassard made 30 saves in the win.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Remparts this season while Quebec is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

On October 17 at Colisee Pepsi, the Sea Dogs lost 5-2 to the Remparts. Adam Erne scored twice while singles came from Samuel Gauthier, Mikhail Grigorenko, and Pierre-Maxime Poudrier for the Remparts. Olivier LeBlanc and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 26 saves in the loss while Francois Brassard made 24 in the win.

NOTES
  • Tonight is Teddy Bears Toss night.
  • Defenseman Jurij Repe is currently with the Slovenian junior team for the Division 1 World Junior Championship thing.
  • Michael Mastrangelo is eligible to return tonight. His three-game suspension is over.
  • Mikhail Grigorenko is tied for the league lead in goals with 27.
  • Jonathan Huberdeau is fifth in assists with 28.
  • Stephen MacAulay is second in power play goals with 11.
  • Huberdeau is tied for tops in power play assists with 16.
  • Grigorenko is tied for the lead in insurance goals with five.
  • Nick Sorenson is fifth in rookie scoring with 25 points.

OUT OF TOWN
Cape Breton at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EST
P.E.I. at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST
Halifax at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs host Nathan MacKinnon and the Halifax Mooseheads tomorrow afternoon at 4pm at Harbour Station.

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