Friday, November 29, 2013

GAMEDAY 29 - vs Foreurs

Val-d’Or Foreurs vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:30pm
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Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
SAINT JOHN – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s leading scorer visits Harbour Station tonight.

Anthony Mantha and the Val-d’Or Foreurs are in Saint John to battle the Sea Dogs this evening at 7:30pm. It’s the first meeting of the 2013-14 campaign between the two.

Mantha, obviously a Detroit Red Wings prospect, has led the league in scoring for pretty much the entire season to date. He has 56 points in 25 games which includes 25 goals for a goal-per-game pace. If you are coming to tonight’s game just to see Mantha score, the odds are in your favour.

The Foreurs sit fourth in the Telus West Division and eighth overall in the QMJHL with a 16-11-0-0 record. Tonight’s match is the first of a three-in-three New Brunswick road trip. They play in Moncton tomorrow night and in Bathurst on Sunday afternoon.

The Sea Dogs, coming off that 3-2 shootout victory over Charlottetown on Wednesday that ended an eight-game losing streak, enter action tonight with a 7-18-0-3 record which places them last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall. They are 2-7-0-1 in their last 10 games with both of those wins coming at home against the Islanders.

Oliver Cooper still leads Saint John in scoring with eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 28 games. Nathan Noel continues to lead the squad in goals with nine.

Saint John also plays at home tomorrow night also against a team from a land far, far away – the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

Val-d'OrSaint John
Record16-11-0-0 (4th West)7-18-0-3 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record10-4-0-05-6-0-2
Road Record6-7-0-02-12-0-1
Goals For/Game4.18 (3rd)2.32 (17th)
Goals Against/Game3.37 (9th)3.62 (15th)
Shots For/Game36.30 (1st)29.88 (10th)
Shots Against/Game26.05 (2nd)37.07 (18th)
Overall PP29.5% (2nd)21.0% (12th)
Home PP28.8% (4th)22.4% (12th)
Road PP30.3% (2nd)20.8% (10th)
Overall PK80.5% (2nd)78.4% (10th)
Home PK81.4% (6th)85.7% (2nd)
Road PK79.7% (5th)71.8% (16th)

Anthony Mantha25253156
Guillaume Gelinas27132336
Randy Gazzola2762834

Saint John
Oliver Cooper2881523
Olivier LeBlanc2851520
Nathan Noel2891019

Francois Tremblay10-7-0-03.240.878
Keven Bouchard6-4-0-03.260.871

Saint John
Sebastien Auger5-15-0-32.980.920
Antoine Landry2-3-0-04.990.860

The Sea Dogs are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory over the Charlottetown Islanders on Wednesday night at Harbour Station. Jurij Repe and Oliver Cooper had regulation time goals while Spencer Smallman and Nathan Noel connected in the shootout. Sebastien Auger made 24 saves in the win.

The Foreurs are coming off a 4-0 victory over the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Saturday, a game that saw Val-d’Or out shoot Sherbrooke 53-17. Phil Pietroniro, Anthony Mantha, Timotej Sille, and Pierre-Maxime Poudrier all scored. Francois Tremblay made 17 saves for the shutout.

This is the first meeting of the season between the Sea Dogs and Foreurs.

Last year, the Sea Dogs went 0-2-0-0 against the Foreurs while Val-d’Or went 2-0-0-0 against Saint John.

  • Promotions tonight: Bingo Night in support of the Empty Stocking Fund and a Travis Fullerton Alumni Game jersey will be raffled off. The MOvember challenge also continues.
  • Appears the Sea Dogs will be wearing their black third jerseys for the first time this season tonight.
  • The Sea Dogs are 1-3-0-0 against Telus West Division teams.
  • Anthony Mantha leads the league in points (56), goals (25), and is second in assists (31).
  • Mantha is second in shorthanded goals with four.
  • Mantha also leads the league in dangerous shots on goal with 86. The guy is dangerous.
  • Owen Bennington leads all rookies in penalty minutes with 63.
  • Guillaume Gelinas leads all defensemen in scoring with 36 points.
  • The Foreurs have not gone to a shootout this season.
  • Mantha is a 15-game point streak.

Halifax at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Rouyn-Noranda at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST
Victoriaville at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EST

The Sea Dogs host the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies tomorrow night at 7pm at Harbour Station.

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