Sunday, October 6, 2013

GAMEDAY 9 - at Bathurst

GAMEDAY
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Today at 3pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
KC Irving Regional Centre – Bathurst, NB
PREVIEW
BATHURST – The Saint John Sea Dogs and Acadie-Bathurst Titan meet yet again this afternoon at the KC Irving Regional Centre.

Today’s game will be Saint John’s ninth Quebec Major Junior Hockey League contest of the season but will already be their third against the Titan. Add in the fact that the two played each other four times in the pre-season and this is their seventh meeting of the year. So… they should know each other pretty well by now.

This afternoon’s 3pm contest will wrap up a mini road trip for Saint John. They were in Cape Breton on Friday and lost a hard fought 5-3 game to the Screaming Eagles. Will Thompson, Stephen Anderson, and Nathan Noel had goals for Saint John while Sebastien Auger got the start in goal yet again.

Friday’s loss dropped the Sea Dogs to 4-3-0-1 on the year. They are just 1-3-0-0 on the road this season with their only win coming on opening night in Moncton.

The Sea Dogs are led by Anderson (four goals, four assists) and Michael Abbott (three goals, five assists) who each have eight points.

The Titan enter action today with a 4-5-0-0 record and sit one point back of Saint John for fourth-place in the Maritimes Division.

Bathurst is led by Raphael Lafontaine who has four goals and six assist for 10 points.

THE NUMBERS
BathurstSaint John
Record4-5-0-0 (5th Maritimes)4-3-0-1 (4th Maritimes)
Home Record3-2-0-03-0-0-1
Road Record1-3-0-01-3-0-0
Goals For/Game2.78 (14th)2.85 (12th)
Goals Against/Game3.22 (9th)2.72 (2nd)
Shots For/Game32.00 (5th)28.21 (13th)
Shots Against/Game36.33 (17th)37.37 (18th)
Overall PP17.8% (12th)25.5% (8th)
Home PP18.5% (14th)32.0% (5th)
Road PP16.7% (11th)18.2% (9th)
Overall PK83.3% (2nd)75.8% (14th)
Home PK88.5% (3rd)86.7% (6th)
Road PK78.6% (6th)66.7% (17th)
PIM/GAME21.217.5
Attendance2,0072,933

LEADING SCORERS
Bathurst
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Raphael Lafontaine94610
Adam Stevens9527
Francois Godin9077

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Stephen Anderson8448
Michael Abbott7358
Oliver Cooper8167

GOALTENDERS
Bathurst
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Mason McDonald1-3-0-02.650.930
Jacob Brennan3-2-0-03.470.902

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger3-2-0-12.150.942
Antoine Landry1-1-0-03.500.896

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-3 loss in Cape Breton on Friday night. Will Thompson, Stephen Anderson, and Nathan Noel had goals for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 26 saves in the loss.

The Titan are coming off a 4-1 win over the Wildcats in Moncton on Friday night. Alexandre Gosselin, Nicholas Blanchard, Patrik Zdrahal, and Adam Stevens all scored for Bathurst. Jacob Brennan made 34 saves in the win.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Sea Dogs are 1-1-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 1-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Their last meeting was on September 21st at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 2-1. Spencer Smallman and Stephen Anderson scored for Saint John while Dominic Beauchemin had Bathurst’s only goal. Sebastien Auger made 44 saves in the win while Mason McDonald made 32 in the loss.

NOTES
  • Both teams allow a lot of shots per game.
  • After this game, the Sea Dogs and Titan do not meet again until November 5th so that’s good.
  • Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-1 in Sunday games this season.

OUT OF TOWN
Cape Breton at Moncton - 4:00 PM ADT
Qu├ębec at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EDT
Halifax at Drummondville - 4:00 PM EDT
Gatineau at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EDT

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs travel to Halifax to face the Mooseheads on Saturday night at 7pm.

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