Friday, November 15, 2013

News & Notes From Thursday's Game

Some stuff from last night’s game…
  • Saint John lost their fourth straight game while Victoriaville ended their four-game losing skid.
  • The Sea Dogs fell to 2-9-0-1 on the road this season and have lost seven straight away from Harbour Station.
  • Nathan Noel scored his eighth goal of the season last night, retaking the team’s goal scoring lead. Noel has two goals and three assists over his last three games.
  • Spencer Smallman continued his solid campaign with a goal and an assist last night. Smallman now has six goals and six assists for 12 points in 22 games, already doubling his point total from last year.
  • After playing and scoring four goals in the third period of Saturday’s 7-5 loss in Halifax, the Dogs were held to just five shots on goal in Thursday’s third while allowing 18.
  • The Tigres opened the scoring just 1:02 in with a Mathieu Ayotte goal. The goal was reviewed and it would stand.
  • Goaltender Brandon Whitney and the newly acquired Matthew Boudreau had assists on Victoriaville’s third goal.
  • Boudreau, making his Victoriaville debut, was named first star. He had an assist and seven shots in this game.
  • Sebastien Auger was back to being Sebastien Auger. He made 40 stops in the loss, a good showing after getting pulled on Saturday in Halifax. It was the ninth time this season that Auger has faced 40 or more shots.
  • Lukas Walter had his eighth fight of the season which, according to, is tied for second most in the QMJHL.
  • Defenseman Michael Abbott returned to the Saint John lineup. He hadn’t played since October 25th due to an upper body injury. Abbott had three shots last night.
  • Jason Cameron took a beating in this one. He was high-sticked in the second period but there was no call. He also blocked a shot in the third period and was in some pain.
  • The Sea Dogs were without forwards Samuel Dove-McFalls (upper body) and Connor Donaghey (healthy) along with defensemen Will Thompson (death in family) and Alexander McQuaid (healthy).
  • Victoriaville still loves their horns and flashing lights.

NOTES: Noel had a Sea Dogs best six shots… Olivier LeBlanc had three hits… the Sea Dogs won just 28 of 70 faceoffs.

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs’ three-in-three road trip continues tonight in Sherbrooke with an 8pm contest against the Phoenix.

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