Friday, November 15, 2013

GAMEDAY 24 - at Sherbrooke

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Sherbrooke Phoenix
Tonight at 8:00pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None
Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet – Sherbrooke, Que.
SHERBROOKE, Que. – The Saint John Sea Dogs continue their trip through Quebec tonight with an 8pm game against the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

The Phoenix sit just above the Sea Dogs in the standings. They are 16th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a 9-12-1-1 record for 20 points.

Sherbrooke is in their second year in the league and, much like Saint John, are in the second year of a build/rebuild. They do have a decent core group together now with the likes of Daniel Audette, Carl Neill, and the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Q draft - Jeremy Roy.

The Sea Dogs sit 17th overall and are six points back of Sherbrooke/the final playoff spot with a record of 6-15-0-2.

Saint John has lost four straight contests and seven straight on the road. Maybe tonight will be the night those streaks come to an end.

SherbrookeSaint John
Record9-12-1-1 (6th West)6-15-0-2 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record4-6-0-14-6-0-1
Road Record5-6-1-02-9-0-1
Goals For/Game3.01 (13th)2.37 (17th)
Goals Against/Game4.21 (18th)3.44 (11th)
Shots For/Game25.50 (18th)30.88 (7th)
Shots Against/Game33.36 (14th)37.63 (18th)
Overall PP20.9% (10th)20.8% (11th)
Home PP15.1% (16th)22.4% (9th)
Road PP26.3% (5th)19.0% (13th)
Overall PK75.2% (16th)81.7% (2nd)
Home PK70.4% (18th)86.2% (3rd)
Road PK79.7% (5th)77.2% (10th)

Daniel Audette2362228
Tim Wieser2271320
Dominic Talbot-Tassi2361420

Saint John
Oliver Cooper2371320
Nathan Noel238917
Olivier LeBlanc2341115

Francis Desrosiers9-7-0-13.420.899
Gabriel Parent0-5-1-05.840.815

Saint John
Sebastien Auger4-13-0-22.940.923
Antoine Landry2-2-0-04.310.879

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-2 loss in Victoriaville last night. Nathan Noel and Spencer Smallman scored for the Sea Dogs. Sebastien Auger made 40 saves in the loss.

The Phoenix are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Val-d’Or Foreurs last Saturday. Vincent Deslauriers scored Sherbrooke’s only goal in that game. Francis Desrosiers made 35 stops in the loss.

The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Phoenix this season while Sherbrooke is 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.

The two met on September 28th at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Phoenix 4-1. Olivier LeBlanc, Mackenzie Brown, Matthew Highmore, and Nathan Noel all scored for the Dogs while the lone Phoenix goal came from Tim Wieser. Sebastien Auger made 32 saves in the win while Gabriel Parent made 20 in the loss.

  • Mathieu Laverdure leads the QMJHL in fights with 12.
  • Laverdure also leads the league in penalty minutes with 72.
  • Tim Wieser is fourth in rookie scoring with 20 points in 22 games.
  • Despite missing some time, Michael Abbott is third in power play goals scored by defensemen with five.
  • Sherbrooke is 6-2-0-1 against the Maritimes Division this season.
  • Sherbrooke is hosting Game 2 of the 2013 Subway Super Series this Wednesday. 
  • The Phoenix have nice jerseys.

Moncton at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Rimouski at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Halifax at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST
Shawinigan at Québec - 7:00 PM EST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EST
Rouyn-Noranda at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EST

The Sea Dogs wrap up their road trip tomorrow night in Gatineau.

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