Saint John Sea Dogs vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Tonight at 7:00pm
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Centre 200 – Sydney, NS
SYDNEY, NS – After a disappointing few weeks, the Saint John Sea Dogs have a chance to close out the first half with back-to-back road wins tonight in Cape Breton.
The Sea Dogs defeated the Screaming Eagles 3-2 last night at Centre 200, ending their five-game losing streak and 11-game road losing skid. Tonight, the Dogs face the same Eagles team at the same venue and at the same time for a chance to make it two straight wins.
Tonight’s contest is the final game before the Christmas break for both teams. It’s also the final game before the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s trading period begins.
Last night, Jurij Repe, Oliver Cooper, and Samuel Dove-McFalls all scored for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 29 saves in net for the win. William Carrier and Kyle Farrell scored for Cape Breton while Chase Marchand made 20 stops in the loss.
Cape Breton has struggled to produce offense over the past couple games and they struggled to generate much of anything at times last night. They’ll try to have a better performance tonight.
"We know that it's unacceptable to play like that in our home rink and we need to come back with a really strong effort (Saturday) night,” Stephen Woodworth told the Cape Breton Post.
|Cape Breton||Saint John|
|Record||19-14-0-3 (2nd Maritimes)||8-23-0-3 (6th Maritimes)|
|Goals For/Game||3.61 (7th)||2.38 (18th)|
|Goals Against/Game||3.47 (11th)||3.81 (16th)|
|Shots For/Game||32.50 (5th)||29.00 (13th)|
|Shots Against/Game||27.47 (7th)||38.83 (18th)|
|Overall PP||23.3% (5th)||20.6% (12th)|
|Home PP||29.4% (1st)||20.0% (13th)|
|Road PP||17.9% (14th)||21.2% (9th)|
|Overall PK||76.4% (14th)||75.8% (16th)|
|Home PK||73.8% (16th)||78.6% (8th)|
|Road PK||78.8% (5th)||72.8% (17th)|
The Sea Dogs are 1-2-0-1 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 3-1-0-0 against Saint John.
Their last meeting was last night. Who knew!
- Following this game, Saint John does not play again until December 28th.
- The holiday trading period begins tomorrow.
- Cape Breton's leading scorer, Cameron Darcy, did not even have a shot on goal last night.
OUT OF TOWN
Acadie-Bathurst at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Charlottetown at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST
Moncton at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Baie-Comeau at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Québec - 7:00 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST
The Sea Dogs host the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday, December 28th.