Saint John Sea Dogs vs Victoriaville Tigres
Tonight at 8:00pm
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Colisee Desjardins – Victoriaville, Que.
VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – For the final time this regular season, the Saint John Sea Dogs travel to Quebec for a three-game road trip.
Their first stop is Victoriaville where they will face the Tigres this evening at 8pm. The Sea Dogs have a day off tomorrow to prepare for Friday’s tilt in Gatineau and Saturday’s matchup in Shawinigan.
For a team that sits 15th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Sea Dogs have been decent on the road this year. They have a 9-14-0-0 record away from Harbour Station but have been outscored by a wide margin, 105-68.
Saint John enters action today with a 19-28-0-0 record which is good for 15th overall and fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division. The Sea Dogs have lost three straight and are 2-8-0-0 in their last 10 games. They are coming off a 3-2 home loss to the expansion Sherbrooke Phoenix. Playing a full 60 minutes has been an issue for Saint John lately. You never really know what kind of performance this team will have.
With Jonathan Huberdeau gone, Jakub Izacky is the Sea Dogs’ leading scorer with 22 points in 42 games.
The Tigres enter play with a 19-21-3-5 record and sit fifth in the Telus East Division and 12th overall in the league. They sit eight points ahead of Saint John. Victoriaville is 4-4-1-1 in their last 10 games.
Victoriaville is led by Philippe Maillet who has 17 goals and 39 assists for 56 points in 45 games this year.
The Dogs and Tigres met a couple weeks at Colisee Desjardins. Victoriaville won 6-4.
|Record||19-21-3-5 (5th East)||19-28-0-0 (5th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||3.29 (11th)||2.59 (15th)|
|Goals Against/Game||3.47 (9th)||3.83 (14th)|
|Shots For/Game||29.67 (10th)||27.33 (14th)|
|Shots Against/Game||32.30 (13th)||34.66 (16th)|
|Overall PP||27.2% (4th)||19.7% (13th)|
|Home PP||33.9% (1st)||20.0% (12th)|
|Road PP||18.6% (13th)||19.4% (9th)|
|Overall PK||80.5% (5th)||76.4% (13th)|
|Home PK||82.7% (5th)||78.6% (11th)|
|Road PK||78.2% (6th)||74.0% (12th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Saturday night at Harbour Station. Jakub Izacky and Maxime Villemaire each scored for Saint John. Ian Saab had two assists. Sebastien Auger made 18 saves in the loss.
The Tigres are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Saturday. Philippe Hudon scored twice. Brandon Whitney made 27 saves in the loss.
The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Tigres this season while Victoriaville is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.
Their last meeting was on January 12 at Colisee Desjardins where the Tigres defeated the Sea Dogs 6-4. Jakub Izacky and Maxime Villemaire each scored twice for Saint John. William Cochrane and Philippe Halley each scored for the Tigres while singles came from Petr Sidlik and Angelo Miceli. Alex Fournier made 35 saves in the loss while Brandon Whitney made 24 in the win.
- The Sea Dogs and Tigres meet again on March 1 at Harbour Station.
- The Sea Dogs are 3-7-0-0 against Telus East teams. Victoriaville is 7-3-0-0 against Maritime Division teams.
- Philippe Halley is fourth in the league in power play goals with 13.
- Halley is fourth in first goals with six.
OUT OF TOWN
Val-d'Or at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
Rouyn-Noranda at Shawinigan - 7:00 PM EST
The Sea Dogs are in Gatineau to battle to the Olympiques on Friday night at 8:30pm.