Chicoutimi Sagueneens vs Saint John Sea Dogs
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Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – Two of the top picks in the 2013 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft battle this afternoon at Harbour Station.
For the first time this year, Nathan Noel and the Saint John Sea Dogs host Nicholas Roy and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Noel was selected third overall by Saint John while Roy was picked first overall by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and later traded to Chicoutimi.
Both rookie forwards are off to respectable starts. Noel has five goals and two assists in 13 games while Roy has two goals and five assists in 15 matches.
Noel, like most Sea Dogs players, has struggled to put up points during Saint John’s current four-game losing skid. The streak has dropped Saint John to 5-7-0-1 on the season and into the basement of the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall.
The Sags enter play today with a 7-8-0-0 record and sit fifth in the tough Telus East Division and 12th overall. This will be Chicoutimi’s third game in as many days after playing in Bathurst on Friday and in Charlottetown last night.
|Record||7-8-0-0 (5th East)||5-7-0-1 (6th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||2.97 (11th)||2.43 (16th)|
|Goals Against/Game||3.24 (11th)||3.11 (8th)|
|Shots For/Game||33.69 (4th)||31.37 (6th)|
|Shots Against/Game||34.42 (14th)||34.86 (15th)|
|Overall PP||22.2% (8th)||19.7% (10th)|
|Home PP||22.4% (9th)||24.4% (7th)|
|Road PP||22.0% (8th)||14.3% (16th)|
|Overall PK||81.2% (8th)||83.1% (4th)|
|Home PK||84.6% (6th)||88.6% (2nd)|
|Road PK||78.0% (7th)||76.7% (10th)|
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Quebec Remparts last night. Spencer Smallman and Jason Cameron scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 23 saves in the loss.
The Sags are coming off a 3-0 loss in Charlottetown last night. Domenic Graham made 40 saves in the loss.
This is the first meeting of the season between the Sea Dogs and Sagueneens.
Last season, the Sea Dogs went 2-0-0-0 against the Sagueneens while Chicoutimi went 0-0-1-1 against Saint John.
- It’s Mascot Day at Harbour Station. One of the best promos of the season.
- Remember that Sea Dogs-Sagueneens playoff series in 2012? What a series.
- Defenseman Jurij Repe tweeted Friday that he is playing today.
My hand is healty and ready now so i will be ready to play on sunday :) #SeaDogs #excited #finally
— Jurij Repe (@JurijRepe) October 18, 2013
OUT OF TOWN
Québec at Acadie-Bathurst - 3:00 PM ADT
Val-d'Or at Cape Breton - 4:00 PM ADT
Rouyn-Noranda at Moncton - 4:00 PM ADT
Rimouski at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EDT
Drummondville at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EDT
Baie-Comeau at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EDT
Sherbrooke at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EDT
The Sea Dogs begin a Quebec road swing on Wednesday in Drummondville.