Sunday, December 29, 2013

GAMEDAY 37 - at Moncton

A preview of today's game...

Where and when: 4 pm AST, Moncton Coliseum

TV/Radio: Telus Webcast/News 88.9

Records: Saint John sits 6th in the Telus Maritimes Division with a 9-24-0-3 record for 21 points. Moncton sits 2nd in the Telus Maritimes Division with a 21-17-0-2 record for 44 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs and Wildcats played each other last night with Moncton winning 5-4. Christophe Lalonde had a goal and two assists for Moncton while Matthew Highmore had a pair of goals for Saint John.

Last meeting: See above.

2013-14 head-to-head: Saint John is 1-4-0-0 against Moncton while the Wildcats are 4-1-0-0 against the Sea Dogs.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Wildcats: None

Random stat: The Sea Dogs outshot the Wildcats 39-33 last night. It was just the sixth time this season that Saint John has outshot an opponent. 

SJ Notes: Nathan Noel and Will Thompson are away at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge... Mathieu Joseph made his QMJHL debut last night... Oliver Cooper's four-game goal scoring streak ended yesterday... Sea Dogs are giving up the most shots against per game in the league with a 37.57 average... Saint John has won two straight road games.

MON Notes: The Wildcats have won nine straight games, including three straight at home... Moncton leads the Rivalry Cup standings 4-1... Alex Dubeau leads all goaltenders in minutes played... 'Cats are 16-6-0-1 against Maritimes Division teams... Christophe Lalonde has scored in five straight games... it's pyjama day at the Coliseum... Ivan Barbashev is away at the World Juniors and Adam Holwell and William Bower are taking part in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Leading Scorers
PointsConor Garland38 (15+23)
GoalsChristophe Lalonde22
AssistsIvan Barbashev24
Rookie PointsMark Simpson17 (7+10)
D-Man PointsGarrett Johnston15 (4+11)

Leading Scorers
Saint John
PointsOliver Cooper33 (14+19)
GoalsOliver Cooper14
AssistsOlivier LeBlanc20
Rookie PointsNathan Noel24 (11+13)
D-Man PointsOlivier LeBlanc25 (5+20)

Alex Dubeau21-15-0-22.570.919
Jason Rioux- - -- - -- - -

Saint John
Sebastien Auger7-19-0-33.210.914
Antoine Landry2-5-0-05.050.865

SJ Next Five Games
Today at Moncton
Saturday, January 4th vs Halifax
Sunday, January 5th vs Bathurst
Thursday, January 9th at Rimouski
Saturday, January 11th at Quebec

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