Acadie-Bathurst Titan vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7pm
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Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – The current Saint John Sea Dogs are back in action tonight as they resume Quebec Major Junior Hockey League pre-season play.
The Sea Dogs, 1-1-0 in exhibition action so far, host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, also 1-1-0, this evening at 7pm at Harbour Station. These two teams met twice last weekend and will also meet again tomorrow afternoon in Bathurst.
Last Saturday, Saint John defeated Bathurst 7-1 at the qplex thanks to a pair of goals from Joey Richard and singles from Matthew Highmore, Connor Donaghey, Michael Abbott, David Mosher, and Mathieu Newcomb. Both Mosher and Newcomb have since been cut.
On Sunday, the Titan got the best of the Sea Dogs and won 6-2. Spencer Smallman and Brett Malone each scored for Saint John.
The star of last weekend’s pre-season games was goaltender Antoine Landry. The New Brunswicker made 38 saves on 40 shots over two appearances. The other new goalies taking part in camp have since been cut, meaning Landry and returning netminder Alex Fournier are now in a battle for the backup position on this year’s squad.
Titan Live has a preview of tonight’s game from the Bathurst perspective.
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The Sea Dogs were 4-4-0-0 against the Titan last season while Bathurst was 4-3-1-0 against Saint John.
Their last meeting was on March 8 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 2-1. Maxime Villemaire and Stephen Anderson had goals for Saint John while Bathurst had their lone goal from Patrik Zdrahal. Sebastien Auger made 44 saves for the Dogs while Jacob Brennan made 34 for the Titan.
- Matthew Highmore is 15th in league pre-season scoring with one goal and three assists for four points.
- Joey Richard is 8th in pre-season goal scoring with two goals.
- Joel Blanchard leads the Titan in scoring with two goals and two assists for four points.
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The Sea Dogs battle the Titan again tomorrow afternoon at 3pm in Bathurst. Follow @station_nation on Twitter for updates.