Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Big Weekend Is Here

Big time weekend of hockey at Harbour Station kicks off Saturday night. Two of the league’s best and most talented teams – the Quebec Remparts and the Halifax Mooseheads – are in town to take on the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The Sea Dogs host the Remparts Saturday at 7pm and the Mooseheads on Sunday at 4pm.

Here are some things to watch for this weekend:

  • The Teddy Bear Toss is the greatest tradition in junior hockey. That takes place Saturday at Harbour Station against the Remparts. The Sea Dogs annual Teddy Bear Toss is in support of the Empty Stocking Fund. For the occasion, there will be a limited number of bears available for $5 (inc. tax) per teddy bear at Sea Dogs Styles.
  • Patrick Roy.
  • As for the actual hockey Saturday, Quebec is third overall in the QMJHL with a record of 21-8-0-1. Anthony Duclair, Mikhail Grigorenko, Nick Sorenso, and Adam Erne are big time players. Should be fun.
  • On Sunday, the Mooseheads are in town. They are the best team in the Q with a 24-3-0-1 record. They are also ranked No. 1 in the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings.
  • Sunday’s game starts at 4pm and not the usual 3pm.
  • Metro Halifax confirmed that world junior camp bound forwards Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, and Martin Frk will all be in the Mooseheads lineup on Sunday. MacKinnon and Drouin will join Jonathan Huberdeau at Team Canada camp in Calgary next week.
  • And the most noteworthy item: is this the last weekend we'll see Huberdeau wearing a Sea Dogs jersey? He’ll be in Russia with Team Canada for the next few weeks. He could be traded when he returns. Or the children running the NHL and NHLPA could settle their differences. So yeah, this could be Huberdeau’s farewell weekend. The guy deserves a nice farewell.

The Sea Dogs are also at home on Tuesday against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. 

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