Friday, October 25, 2013

GAMEDAY 16 - at Baie-Comeau

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Tonight at 8:30pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Henry Leonard Centre – Baie-Comeau, Que.
BAIE-COMEAU, Que. – Two teams heading in opposite directions meet tonight.

The Saint John Sea Dogs continue their Quebec road trip this evening in Baie-Comeau with an 8:30pm date with the Drakkar. The Sea Dogs have lost six straight while the Drakkar have won their last five.

The Sea Dogs enter play this evening with a 5-9-0-1 record which is good for sixth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall. Saint John is coming off a hard fought 4-3 loss in Drummondville on Wednesday which kicked off a three-in-four road swing.

Despite being outshot by a fairly large margin on Wednesday, the Sea Dogs did manage to score three goals. Goals have been hard to come by for Saint John of late so that was good to see.

Michael Abbott leads Saint John in scoring with five goals and seven assists for 12 points. Rookie Nathan Noel, who had a goal and an assist on Wednesday, leads the team in goals with six.

Meanwhile, the Drakkar enter the play tonight with a 10-4-0-2 record. They sit first in the Telus East Division, second overall in the league, and are ranked ninth in the latest BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings.

Unlike Saint John, Baie-Comeau hasn’t had many problems scoring goals this year and have scored a league high 72. The Drakkar, who lost to the Halifax Mooseheads in the 2013 President Cup final, have plenty of veterans in their lineup and they are expected to be one of the league’s top teams again this year.

Jeremy Gregoire leads the Drakkar in scoring with 12 goals and 10 assists in 13 games for 22 points.

Baie-ComeauSaint John
Record10-4-0-2 (1st East)5-9-0-1 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record5-3-0-13-4-0-1
Road Record5-1-0-12-5-0-0
Goals For/Game4.43 (2nd)2.37 (17th)
Goals Against/Game2.71 (3rd)3.10 (8th)
Shots For/Game37.42 (1st)30.99 (9th)
Shots Against/Game26.77 (5th)35.21 (15th)
Overall PP26.3% (5th)20.0% (11th)
Home PP25.5% (6th)22.9% (9th)
Road PP27.3% (4th)16.2% (14th)
Overall PK76.9% (11th)81.1% (5th)
Home PK76.0% (13th)87.5% (3rd)
Road PK78.0% (9th)73.5% (13th)

Jeremy Gregoire13121022
Frederic Gamelin1661420
Alexis Vanier1661016

Saint John
Michael Abbott135712
Oliver Cooper152911
Nathan Noel156410

Philippe Cadorette9-3-0-12.260.913
Simon Lemieux1-1-0-13.730.874

Saint John
Sebastien Auger3-8-0-12.750.923
Maxime Michaud- - -- - -- - -

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-3 loss in Drummondville on Wednesday night. Nathan Noel, Michael Abbott, and Oliver Cooper scored for the Dogs. Sebastien Auger made 38 saves in the loss.

The Drakkar are coming off a 5-1 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes on Sunday. Alexandre Ranger and Denis Gorbunov each had two goals while a single came from Felix Girard. Philippe Cadorette made 25 saves in the win.

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

The Sea Dogs went 1-1-0-0 against the Drakkar last season while Baie-Comeau also went 1-1-0-0 against Saint John.

  • These two teams have had a little rivalry going on for a few years. Hopefully garbage isn’t thrown all over the ice again.
  • Yeah.

Halifax at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM ADT
Cape Breton at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EDT
Sherbrooke at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EDT
Victoriaville at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EDT
Val-d'Or at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EDT

The Sea Dogs are in Chicoutimi tomorrow to take on the Sags.

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