Cool photo from last night’s game via the Screaming Eagles Facebook page.
Some other stuff from the game…
- After all the losing streaks the Sea Dogs have had over the past couple months, the team will enter the Christmas break on a two-game winning streak – and both of them were road wins. Cool.
- Pretty sure this is just the second time all season the Dogs have won two straight.
- The Sea Dogs enter the break with a 9-23-0-3 record for 21 points and sit 17th overall in the QMJHL. The Shawinigan Cataractes sit 18th (and also have 21 points) and enter the break with back-to-back wins and are 6-4 in their last 10.
- Oliver Cooper got Saint John on the board at 13:48 of the first and then scored the game-winner at 8:41 of the third. He leads the team in goals with 14, three more than Nathan Noel’s 11. Cooper has also scored in each of his past four games.
- 23 seconds after Cooper’s first period goal, Stephen Anderson scored on a break. Despite only getting eight shots on goal in the first, Saint John led 2-1 heading into intermission.
- The Sea Dogs led 3-2 midway through the third period but still out shot the Eagles 9-3 in the frame. Cape Breton offense is struggling right now.
- Sebastien Auger was solid in this game, making 31 saves in the win.
- Anderson and Matthew Highmore each had two assists.
- After not even getting a shot on goal on Friday, Eagles leading scorer Cameron Darcy had one shot and two assists last night.
- Saint John didn’t shy away from physical play, out hitting Cape Breton 18-7. Thomas Chabot, Kelly Bent, and Stephen Anderson each had three hits.
- Sea Dogs top line of Highmore, Anderson, and Cooper was unreal.
- Lukas Walter had his 11th fight of the season.
- The Sea Dogs were without forwards Jason Cameron (foot) and Noah Zilbert (lower body) along with defensemen Michael Abbott (hand) and Alexander McQuaid (healthy).
TODAY: The QMJHL’s winter trading period begins today and runs until January 7th.
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday, December 28th. Moncton has won eight straight.