Thursday, November 14, 2013

GAMEDAY 23 - at Victoriaville

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Victoriaville Tigres
Tonight at 8:00pm
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Colisee Desjardins – Victoriaville, Que.
VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – A three-in-three Quebec road trip begins tonight for the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The Sea Dogs are in Victoriaville tonight to battle the Tigres at 8pm. Saint John travels to Sherbrooke to take on the Phoenix tomorrow and are in Gatineau Saturday to face the Olympiques.

The Sea Dogs have been struggling of late. They have lost three straight games and six straight on the road. They are coming off a 7-5 loss in Halifax where they scored four goals in the third period to make a game of it. Hopefully the Dogs can take some of that momentum into tonight’s game.

Saint John sits 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a record of 6-14-0-2. They are five points back of the Tigres who currently own the final playoff spot.

The Sea Dogs are led offensively by Oliver Cooper who has seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 22 games. Cooper and Nathan Noel each have seven goals to lead the team.

Victoriaville has been struggling just as much as the Sea Dogs of late, losing four straight and winning just once in their last 10 games. They sit 16th overall with a 9-12-1-0 record.

Angelo Miceli leads the Tigres in scoring with 15 goals and nine assists for 24 points in 22 games.

VictoriavilleSaint John
Record9-12-1-0 (5th East)6-14-0-2 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record4-7-1-04-6-0-1
Road Record5-5-0-02-8-0-1
Goals For/Game2.72 (15th)2.38 (17th)
Goals Against/Game3.67 (14th)3.42 (10th)
Shots For/Game28.08 (15th)30.92 (7th)
Shots Against/Game32.44 (12th)37.35 (18th)
Overall PP14.4% (18th)20.8% (11th)
Home PP10.3% (18th)22.4% (9th)
Road PP20.5% (10th)18.9% (13th)
Overall PK76.9% (11th)81.1% (2nd)
Home PK72.6% (17th)86.2% (3rd)
Road PK80.9% (4th)75.5% (11th)

Angelo Miceli2215924
Carl-Antoine Delisle2291322
Matthew Boudreau136915

Saint John
Oliver Cooper2271320
Nathan Noel227815
Olivier LeBlanc2241115

Brandon Whitney7-10-1-03.830.890
Charles-Olivier Lajoie0-2-0-02.850.898

Saint John
Sebastien Auger4-12-0-22.940.922
Antoine Landry2-2-0-04.310.879

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-5 loss in Halifax on Saturday. Stephen Anderson scored twice while singles came from Will Thompson, Nathan Noel, and Noah Zilbert. Sebastien Auger was pulled after 40 minutes, allowing six goals on 32 shots. Antoine Landry stopped all 13 shots he faced in the third.

The Tigres are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Rimouski Oceanic on Sunday. Anthony Beaulieu and Angelo Miceli scored for Victoriaville. Brandon Whitney made 27 saves in the loss.

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

Last season, the Sea Dogs went 0-3-0-0 against the Tigres while Victoriaville went 3-0-0-0 against Saint John.

  • Angelo Miceli’s 15 goals are good for 10th in the league.
  • Carl-Antoine Delisle is tied for the league lead in shorthanded goals with four.
  • The Tigres have scored the third fewest goals in the league this season (60). Saint John has scored the second fewest with 53.
  • Victoriaville acquired former Halifax Moosehead Matthew Boudreau earlier this week from Shawinigan.

Drummondville at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Val-d'Or at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EST

The Sea Dogs travel to Sherbrooke and take on the Phoenix tomorrow night at 8pm.

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