Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GAMEDAY 15 - at Drummondville

GAMEDAY
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Drummondville Voltigeurs
Tonight at 8pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Marcel Dionne Centre – Drummondville, Que.
PREVIEW
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. – The Saint John Sea Dogs take their five-game losing streak into unfamiliar territory tonight.

The Sea Dogs are in Drummondville to take on the Voltigeurs at 8pm this evening. Saint John has not played at the Marcel Dionne Centre in almost a year.

By now you probably know of Saint John’s recent woes. They have lost five straight and, despite playing some okay games, have scored just five goals during that span. The Dogs have the second worst offense in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Saint John enters action tonight with a 5-8-0-1 record and sit last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall. Michael Abbott leads Saint John in scoring with four goals and seven assists for 11 points. Olivier LeBlanc and Oliver Cooper each have nine points.

The Volts head into tonight’s contest with a 7-6-0-1 record and sit fifth in the Telus West Division and 12th overall. They have lost two straight games and are 4-5-0-1 in their last 10.

Former Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Christophe Lalancette leads Drummondville in scoring with three goals and 13 assists for 16 points. Drummondville also features the likes of Nikolas Brouillard, Guillaume Gauthier, and Jerome Verrier.

The Volts also have American rookie Cam Askew who was a first-round pick in June’s draft. He has two goals and three assists in 13 games this season.

This game kicks off a three games in four days road trip for the Dogs. They are also in Baie-Comeau on Friday and Chicoutimi on Saturday.

THE NUMBERS
DrummondvilleSaint John
Record7-6-0-1 (5th West)5-8-0-1 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record4-2-0-03-4-0-1
Road Record3-4-0-12-4-0-0
Goals For/Game3.55 (7th)2.33 (17th)
Goals Against/Game3.20 (9th)3.04 (6th)
Shots For/Game28.47 (10th)31.55 (8th)
Shots Against/Game27.27 (5th)34.73 (15th)
Overall PP33.3% (1st)19.3% (11th)
Home PP35.1% (2nd)22.9% (9th)
Road PP31.9% (1st)14.3% (16th)
Overall PK73.9% (15th)82.9% (3rd)
Home PK82.4% (5th)87.5% (2nd)
Road PK65.7% (18th)76.7% (11th)
PIM/GAME18.717.8
Attendance2,5502,934

LEADING SCORERS
Drummondville
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Christophe Lalancette1431316
Nikolas Brouillard1421315
Guillaume Gauthier147714

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Michael Abbott124711
Olivier LeBlanc14369
Oliver Cooper14189

GOALTENDERS
Drummondville
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Louis-Philip Guindon4-6-0-02.890.898
Joe Fleschler3-0-0-13.330.865

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger3-7-0-12.640.924
Maxime Michaud- - -- - -- - -

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station. Spencer Smallman scored Saint John’s only goal while Sebastien Auger made 31 saves in the loss.

The Volts are coming off a 5-4 shootout loss in Gatineau on Sunday. Jerome Verrier had two goals while singles came from Christophe Lalancette and Matthew Boudens. Joe Fleschler made 19 saves in the loss. Drummondville scored three goals in the third period – including two in the final minute – to tie the match up and send it to extra time.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
This is the first meeting of the season between the two.

The Sea Dogs went 0-2-0-0 against the Voltigeurs last season while Drummondville went 2-0-0-0 against Saint John.

NOTES
  • Jerome Verrier is third in the league in goals with 12. He is also tied for the league lead in power play goals with six.
  • Nikolas Brouillard is seventh in assists with 13.
  • Georgs Golovkovs is fifth in rookie scoring with 12 points.
  • This is the Sea Dogs’ first road game outside the division. They are 2-4-0-0 on the road this season.
  • Drummondville is 1-1-0-0 against Maritimes Division teams this season.
  • The Sea Dogs called up goaltender Maxime Michaud for this road trip, the team announced today.

OUT OF TOWN
Charlottetown at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT
Cape Breton at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Shawinigan at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EDT

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs are in the Baie-Comeau on Friday night to take on the Drakkar.

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