A collection of recaps from last night’s 6-4 Saint John Sea Dogs loss to the Victoriaville Tigres…
Our recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs got into a hole early but came back to make a game of it in a 6-4 loss to the Victoriaville Tigres on Saturday at Colisee Desjardins.
La Nouvelle Union’s recap. The Tigres won.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
The Canadian Press’ recap. William Cochrane and Philippe Halley each scored twice and Philippe Maillett chipped in with three assists as the Tigres (18-19-7) handed Saint John (18-23-0) its third loss in a row.
SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. In Saturday’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action, the Saint John Sea Dogs dropped a 6-4 decision to the Victoriaville Tigres in game two of their road swing.
SCRATCHES: The Sea Dogs were without Matthew Highmore (death in family), Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida Panthers camp), Jurij Repe (broken hand), David Weckworth (lower body), and Marcus Cuomo (healthy) on Saturday.
Olivier LeBlanc (wrist) was a game time decision but did play.
BAD START: Much like Friday night, the Sea Dogs had a bad first period. On Friday in Rimouski, Saint John was out shot 14-3 and down 4-0 after one. On Saturday in Victoriaville, they were out shot 16-4 and down 3-0. It wasn’t pretty.
This season, Saint John has been outscored 54-31 in first periods and out shot 469-328.
REBOUNDING: The second period was a good comeback period by Saint John. They were basically dominated in the first period but in the second, thanks to some power plays, they scored three times and were out shot just 14-12. Not bad.
VILLEMAIRE: In the second period, Maxime Villemaire scored his first goal in the QMJHL since February 28 of last year. He added another one late in the frame to make it a one-goal game with 20 minutes to play. He now has two goals and nine penalty minutes since rejoining the Dogs.
ANDERSON: Stephen Anderson recorded two assists yesterday giving him 11 points in 38 games this season. He also went a solid 12/18 on faceoffs.
FOURNIER: Alex Fournier started in net for Saint John for the first time since December 16 in PEI. He entered the game with a 7.07 goals against average and a 0.809 save percentage. He got off to a bad start on Saturday but seemed to settle in after the first. He made 35 saves but still could not pick up his first QMJHL win. He is now 0-6 with a 6.77 GAA and 0.819 SV%.
STANDINGS: Yesterday’s loss dropped the Sea Dogs to 18-23-0-0 on the season. They are fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall in the QMJHL. The Dogs have lost three straight and are 3-7-0-0 in their last 10.
NOTES: The Sea Dogs and Tigres play each other again on January 30 in Victoriaville and March 1 in Saint John… Sea Dogs head coach and GM Mike Kelly was away scouting once again. Assistant coach Ross Yates ran the bench… Maxime Villemaire had six shots… Philippe Maillet had three assists… William Cochrane and Philippe Halley each had seven shots… Saint John out hit Victoriaville 10-5.
OUT OF TOWN
Rouyn-Noranda 0 at Baie-Comeau 7
P.E.I. 3 at Halifax 4
Gatineau 3 at Moncton 5
Val-d'Or 6 at Quebec 2
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs’ road trip comes to an end today in Sherbrooke. Game time is 5pm.