Friday, December 6, 2013

GAMEDAY 31 - vs Tigres

GAMEDAY
Victoriaville Tigres vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Tonight at 7:30pm
Radio: News 88.9 | Webcast: Telus | TV: None | Live: @station_nation
Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
PREVIEW
SAINT JOHN – The Saint John Sea Dogs wrap up the home portion of their first half schedule this weekend.

The Sea Dogs host the Victoriaville Tigres tonight at 7:30pm and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles tomorrow at 7pm. Saint John will then end their first half schedule with four straight road games.

The Dogs sit last in the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a 7-20-0-3 record. They have lost two straight and are 1-8-0-1 in their last 10 games.

If Saint John wants to get back into the playoff picture, a few wins before the Christmas break would be helpful. They currently sit seven points back of the Sherbrooke Phoenix who own the final playoff spot.

The Tigres enter play tonight with a 12-14-2-2 record which places them 5th in the Telus East Division and 14th overall. They are 3-4-1-2 in their last 10 contests.

Angelo Miceli leads the team in scoring with 18 goals and 11 assists for 29 points in 30 games.

Tonight’s match will be the second of a three-game road trip through the Maritimes for Victoriaville. They lost 4-1 in Halifax last night, play in Saint John tonight, and visit Moncton on Sunday.

THE NUMBERS
VictoriavilleSaint John
Record12-14-2-2 (5th East)6-14-0-2 (6th Maritimes)
Home Record6-7-1-25-8-0-2
Road Record6-7-1-02-12-0-1
Goals For/Game2.74 (15th)2.37 (17th)
Goals Against/Game3.50 (11th)3.72 (15th)
Shots For/Game28.39 (14th)29.56 (12th)
Shots Against/Game33.28 (14th)37.58 (18th)
Overall PP13.4% (18th)20.8% (13th)
Home PP9.7% (18th)20.7% (12th)
Road PP18.2% (13th)20.8% (12th)
Overall PK79.1% (9th)76.2% (14th)
Home PK76.8% (12th)80.6% (6th)
Road PK81.1% (4th)71.8% (17th)
PIM/GAME18.816.3
Attendance2,2942,999

LEADING SCORERS
Victoriaville
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Angelo Miceli30181129
Carl-Antoine Delisle30121527
Matthew Boudreau2181220

Saint John
PlayerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
Oliver Cooper3091726
Olivier LeBlanc3051722
Nathan Noel30101121

GOALTENDERS
Victoriaville
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Brandon Whitney9-12-2-23.390.903
Charles-Olivier Lajoie1-2-0-03.630.878

Saint John
GoaltenderRecordGAASV%
Sebastien Auger5-16-0-33.020.919
Antoine Landry2-4-0-04.990.867

LAST GAMES
The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies last Saturday at Harbour Station. Nathan Noel, Oliver Cooper, and Noah Zilbert all scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 38 saves in the loss.

The Tigres are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Mooseheads in Halifax last night. Carl-Antoine Delisle scored Victoriaville’s only goal while Brandon Whitney made 42 stops in the loss.

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

The two previously met on November 14th in Victoriaville where the Tigres defeated the Sea Dogs 4-2. Mathieu Ayotte, Ross Johnston, Angelo Miceli, and Mark Tremaine scored for the Tigres while Sea Dogs goals came from Nathan Noel and Spencer Smallman. Brandon Whitney made 28 stops in the win and Sebastien Auger made 40 in the loss.

NOTES

  • Tonight is Teddy Bear Toss night. Bring a bear, throw it on the ice following Saint John’s first goal, and support local charities.
  • Be on the look out for the Scotiabank Change Bandits who will be walking through the stands collecting your spare change with 100% of the proceeds going to the Empty Stocking Fund. Scotiabank will also match all donations collected by the Change Bandits up to $15,000.
  • Sebastien Auger leads the league in saves with 822. Brandon Whitney is third with 756.
  • The Tigres have not won a game this year that has gone to extra time.
  • The Sea Dogs are 0-4-0-1 against Telus East Division teams.
  • Ross Johnston has received penalty minutes in six straight games.

OUT OF TOWN
Moncton at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Qu├ębec at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Drummondville at Chicoutimi - 7:00 PM EST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EST

NEXT GAME
The Sea Dogs host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles tomorrow night at 7pm at Harbour Station.

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