Sunday, March 2, 2014

GAMEDAY 62 - at Bathurst

A preview of today’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Acadie-Bathurst Titan…

When and where: Today at 3:00 PM AST, KC Irving Regional Centre

TV/Radio: TELUS Webcast/News 88.9

Records: The Sea Dogs are sixth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall in the QMJHL with a record of 19-37-2-3 for 43 points. The Titan are fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 15th overall with a 19-37-4-2 record for 44 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a big 9-3 victory last night at Harbour Station over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Marcus Cuomo, Noah Zilbert, and Oliver Cooper each scored twice. The Titan are coming off a 3-2 shootout win over the Charlottetown Islanders at home last night. Bathurst tied the game with three seconds remaining in regulation time.

2013-14 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 5-2-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 2-4-0-1 against Saint John.

Last meeting: February 8th at the KC Irving Regional Centre where the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 5-3. Oliver Cooper had two goals in that game.

Random stat: The Sea Dogs and Titan meet again next Sunday at the same time and same place.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: Scott Oke

SJ notes: This is the last game of a three-in-three for the Sea Dogs… 3-6-1-0 in their last 10 games… 2-0-1 in their last three… Sebastien Auger still leads the league in save percentage (.918)… with three assists last night, Nathan Noel moved up to 12th in rookie scoring with 37 points… 16-18-1-2 against the Maritimes Division… Saint John scored their first shorthanded goal of the season last night... Antoine Landry will likely start in goal today.

BAT notes: This is also the last game of a three-in-three for the Titan… 2-7-1-0 in their last 10 games… Jacob Brennan is fourth in the league in saves with 1,317… Christophe Boivin is 20th in rookie scoring with 26 points… 11-24-2-1 against the Maritimes Division… their power play rating of 12.4% is the worst in the league… their penalty kill of 80.3% is fifth best in the league… the Titan have allowed 16 shorthanded goals, the most in the league… Bathurst’s goals per game average of 2.02 is the lowest in the league.

Leading Scorers
PointsMatthew Boudreau39 (14+25)
GoalsAlexandros Soumakis16
AssistsMatthew Boudreau25
Rookie PointsChristophe Boivin26 (11+15)
D-Man PointsAlexandre Gosselin14 (4+10)
vs Saint JohnChristophe Boivin7 (1+6)

Leading Scorers
Saint John
PointsOliver Cooper51 (24+27)
GoalsOliver Cooper24
AssistsOliver Cooper27
Rookie PointsNathan Noel37 (16+21)
D-Man PointsOlivier LeBlanc33 (7+26)
vs BathurstOliver Cooper9 (5+4)

Jacob Brennan16-26-3-13.500.895
Miguel Sullivan0-4-1-04.410.893

Saint John
Sebastien Auger15-29-2-33.070.918
Antoine Landry3-7-0-04.690.871

SJ Last Five Games
Today at Bathurst
Wednesday, March 5th vs Moncton
Saturday, March 8th vs Halifax
Sunday, March 9th at Bathurst
Wednesday, March 12th at Cape Breton

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