Sunday, September 22, 2013

GAMEDAY 4 - vs Islanders

GAMEDAY
Charlottetown Islanders vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Today at 3pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
PREVIEW
SAINT JOHN – After an entertaining home opener last night, the Saint John Sea Dogs are right back at it this afternoon against the Charlottetown Islanders.

The Sea Dogs edged the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 last night at Harbour Station in a hard fought and close game. Stephen Anderson scored what proved to be the game winning goal at 9:45 of the third period on a power play. Goaltender Sebastien Auger, making his first start of the season after missing last weekend’s games due to a lower body injury, was spectacular in his 44 save performance.

But last night’s fun is over and it’s back to work this afternoon. The Sea Dogs host the team formerly known as the PEI Rocket this afternoon at 3pm at the Station.

Saint John enters play today with a 2-1-0-0 record. They’ve scored eight goals and have allowed eight goals in the three games they have played so far.

Defenseman Michael Abbott continues to lead the Dogs in scoring with one goal and three assists for four points in three games. Anderson and Oliver Cooper each have three points.

Charlottetown, 3-0-0-0, is one of just four teams remaining in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with an unbeaten record. They are coming off a 5-4 road win in Sydney on Friday night.

Jack Nevins leads the Isles in scoring with two goals and four assists for six points in three games.

Like most teams in the Maritimes Division this year, the Islanders are a bit of a wildcard heading into this season. Rejuvenated by a new local ownership group, this is a team that could surprise a lot of people in the QMJHL.

THE NUMBERS
CharlottetownSaint John
Record3-0-0-0 (1st Maritimes)1-0-0-0 (3rd Maritimes)
Home Record2-0-0-01-0-0-0
Road Record1-0-0-01-1-0-0
Goals For/Game4.22 (4th)2.67 (12th)
Goals Against/Game2.59 (6th)2.67 (7th)
Shots For/Game37.30 (2nd)29.67 (9th)
Shots Against/Game32.76 (12th)37.33 (18th)
Overall PP27.8% (6th)15.0% (14th)
Home PP25.0% (8th)14.3% (14th)
Road PP33.3% (1st)15.4% (10th)
Overall PK81.0% (9th)78.6% (11th)
Home PK86.7%% (7th)100% (2nd)
Road PK66.7% (12th)66.7% (14th)
PIM/GAME19.719.7
Attendance2,8473,681

LEADING SCORERS
Charlottetown
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Jack Nevins3246
Matej Beran3134
Kameron Kielly3134

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Michael Abbott3134
Stephen Anderson3213
Oliver Cooper3123

GOALTENDERS
Charlottetown
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Antoine Bibeau2-0-0-02.880.918
Eric Brassard- - -- - -- - -

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger1-0-0-01.000.978
Antoine Landry1-1-0-03.500.896

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan last night at Harbour Station. Spencer Smallman and Stephen Anderson each scored for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 44 saves for the win.

The Islanders are coming off a 5-4 win in Sydney on Friday night. Troy Vance, Jack Nevins, Yan Pavel Laplante, Deverick Ottereyes, and Anthony Cortese all scored for Charlottetown. Antoine Bibeau made 28 saves in the win.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs were 1-7-0-0 against PEI last season while the Rocket/Islanders were 7-0-1-0 against Saint John.

NOTES
  • This is the first game of a home-and-home series between the two.
  • Michael Abbott is sixth in defensemen scoring with four points.
  • Islanders, man.

OUT OF TOWN
Halifax at Cape Breton - 4:00 PM ADT
Acadie-Bathurst at Moncton - 4:00 PM ADT
Chicoutimi at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EDT
Qu├ębec at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EDT
Drummondville at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EDT

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs travel to Charlottetown to play the Islanders on Friday night.

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