Saturday, November 9, 2013

GAMEDAY 22 - at Halifax

GAMEDAY
Saint John Sea Dogs vs Halifax Mooseheads
Tonight at 7:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Halifax Metro Centre – Halifax, NS
PREVIEW
HALIFAX – The Sea Dogs take on the Mooseheads in Halifax tonight.

Saint John has lost back-to-back games and sit in the basement of the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a 6-13-0-2 record. They have also lost five straight on the road.

The Mooseheads are first in the Maritimes Division and third overall in the league with a 15-8-0-0 record. They have won three straight and are 8-2 in their last 10.

The Sea Dogs are struggling these days and gave up eight goals in Moncton on Thursday night. A win tonight against the reigning champs would be huge. We’ll see what happens.

THE NUMBERS
HalifaxSaint John
Record15-8-0-0 (1st Maritimes)6-13-0-2 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record8-4-0-04-6-0-1
Road Record7-4-0-02-7-0-1
Goals For/Game3.75 (6th)2.26 (17th)
Goals Against/Game2.80 (2nd)3.25 (7th)
Shots For/Game31.97 (4th)31.34 (7th)
Shots Against/Game26.71 (5th)36.94 (17th)
Overall PP19.5% (13th)20.2% (12th)
Home PP12.7% (17th)22.4% (11th)
Road PP28.0% (3rd)17.0% (13th)
Overall PK80.3% (3rd)81.6% (2nd)
Home PK90.7% (2nd)86.2% (3rd)
Road PK71.4% (14th)75.6% (9th)
PIM/GAME16.517.1
Attendance7,5892,966

LEADING SCORERS
Halifax
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Nikolaj Ehlers23101828
Andrew Ryan23121426
Jonathan Drouin1381725

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Oliver Cooper2171118
Olivier LeBlanc2141014
Matthew Highmore215813

GOALTENDERS
Halifax
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Zach Fucale12-5-0-02.690.893
Alex Darveau3-3-0-03.020.905

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger4-11-0-22.700.928
Antoine Landry2-2-0-04.660.868

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off an 8-3 loss in Moncton on Thursday night. Matthew Highmore, Noah Zilbert, and Jeremy Doucet scored for Saint John in the loss. Antoine Landry made 31 saves.

The Mooseheads are coming off a 4-0 win over the Moncton Wildcats last night at the Metro Centre. Jonathan Drouin, Andrew Shewfelt, Brent Andrews, and Connor Moynihan scored for Halifax. Zach Fucale stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout.

Andrews’ goal was quite awesome.


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

Their last meeting was on October 12th in Halifax where the Mooseheads defeated the Sea Dogs 3-0. Darcy Ashley, Timo Meier, and Andrew Ryan scored in the game. Kevin Darveau made 21 saves for the shutout victory while Sebastien Auger made 33 saves in the loss.

NOTES
  • Limited Twitter updates from us tonight.

OUT OF TOWN
Chicoutimi at Drummondville - 4:00 PM EST
Cape Breton at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST
Saint John at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Rouyn-Noranda at Qu├ębec - 7:00 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs are in Victoriaville on Thursday to start a three-in-three Quebec road trip.

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