Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dogs Back In Action Tomorrow

After completing a stretch of five straight road games, the Saint John Sea Dogs finally return home to host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles tomorrow night at 7:30pm.

The Sea Dogs haven’t played a game at Harbour Station since Tuesday, November 5th when they lost 1-0 to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. That was the beginning of another rough stretch for the Sea Dogs as they’ll be carrying a six-game losing streak into tomorrow’s contest.

Last month, it was the Sea Dogs’ offense that was struggling to produce. Of late though, it has been the defense that has been faltering. During this six-game skid, the Port City squad has allowed 34 goals while scoring 17. The team’s penalty kill has also been struggling of late.

The Dogs sit 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, so if the playoffs started tomorrow they would not be taking part. Saint John’s 6-17-0-2 record is good for 14 points – eight points back of the final playoff spot.

The Screaming Eagles enter play tomorrow night with a 12-10-0-3 record which is good for 11th overall. They are 1-0 against the Sea Dogs this season.

Saint John is also in action on Saturday night, traveling to Halifax to take on the Mooseheads at 7pm.

A few other things…
  • Tomorrow’s game is 97.3 The Wave Night. Select fans will be given the chance to win $500.
  • The Sea Dogs’ MOvember attendance challenge is still going on until the end of the month. If the Sea Dogs average 3,800 fans per game during the month of November, the club will donate $5,000 to the MOvember campaign, an average of 5,000 fans per game means a $15,000 donation, and any sell-out means an additional $10,000 donation.
  • Saint John also plays at home next Wednesday against Charlottetown, next Friday against Val-d’Or, and next Saturday against Rouyn-Noranda.

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