Saturday, October 19, 2013

GAMEDAY 13 - vs Remparts

Quebec Remparts vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – Things were going pretty well for the Saint John Sea Dogs just a couple weeks ago.

But a three-game losing streak and a struggling offense has since dropped the Sea Dogs below the .500 mark with a 5-6-0-1 record. They currently sit last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The Sea Dogs will look to get back in the win column – and the .500 mark – tonight at Harbour Station against the Quebec Remparts. Game time for Saint John’s annual ‘Pink in the Rink’ in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is 7pm.

Saint John’s struggling offense has been the big story in Sea Dogs land over the past week. In their last three games they have scored a total of just two goals. That’s just not going to get it done in this league. The last time they scored more than one goal in a game was back on October 6th in a 5-4 shootout win in Bathurst.

The Sea Dogs have scored 30 goals this season, the second lowest total in the league. Their average of 2.47 goals per game is also the second lowest in the Q.

The good news though is that Saint John is still generating some quality scoring chances – they just haven’t been able to capitalize on them in the past couple games. Hopefully the goals start coming soon.

The Patrick Roy-less Quebec Remparts got off to a rough start this season but are beginning to climb back in the standings. Following a 3-0 win in Moncton last night, the Remparts sit 13th overall with a 5-5-3-0 record. They are also 3-3-2-0 on the road.

Anthony Duclair, Fabrice Herzog, and Adam Erne each have 12 points to lead the team. Duclair and Herzog each have a team high eight goals.

According to TVA Sports, highly touted rookie goaltender Callum Booth is expected to start for the Remparts today. He is 0-3 with a 3.43 GAA and 0.894 SV% but has not appeared in a game since September 28th. He was a third-round pick of the Remparts in June’s draft.

QuebecSaint John
Record5-5-3-0 (5th East)5-6-0-1 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record2-2-1-03-2-0-1
Road Record3-3-2-02-4-0-0
Goals For/Game2.75 (13th)2.47 (17th)
Goals Against/Game3.29 (10th)2.96 (5th)
Shots For/Game25.83 (17th)30.82 (8th)
Shots Against/Game32.02 (12th)35.42 (16th)
Overall PP22.1% (9th)20.3% (10th)
Home PP21.7% (10th)26.5% (6th)
Road PP22.2% (7th)14.3% (15th)
Overall PK75.3% (12th)82.8% (5th)
Home PK75.0% (16th)89.3% (2nd)
Road PK75.6% (11th)76.7% (8th)

Anthony Duclair118412
Fabrice Herzog138412
Adam Erne106612

Saint John
Michael Abbott104610
Oliver Cooper12189
Stephen Anderson12448

Francois Brassard5-3-2-03.260.898
Callum Booth0-2-1-03.430.894

Saint John
Sebastien Auger3-5-0-12.440.932
Antoine Landry2-1-0-03.570.895

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Moncton Wildcats on Wednesday night at Harbour Station. Matthew Highmore scored Saint John’s only goal despite the Sea Dogs firing 39 shots on net. Sebastien Auger made 21 saves in the loss.

The Remparts are coming off a 3-0 win in Moncton last night. Nick Sorenson, Fabrice Herzog, and Kurt Etchegary scored for Quebec. Francois Brassard made 30 saves for the shutout win.

This is the first meeting of the season between the two.

The Sea Dogs were 0-2-0-0 against the Remparts last season while Quebec went 2-0-0-0 against Saint John.


Rimouski at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EDT
Baie-Comeau at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM ADT
Rouyn-Noranda at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Gatineau - 7:00 PM EDT

The Sea Dogs host the Chicoutimi Sagueneens tomorrow afternoon at Harbour Station. It’s Mascot Day.

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