Saturday, March 15, 2014

GAMEDAY 68 - at Charlottetown

A preview of today’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Charlottetown Islanders…

When and where: Tonight at 7:00 PM AST, Eastlink Centre

TV/Radio: TELUS Webcast/News 88.9

Records: The Sea Dogs are sixth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 17th overall in the QMJHL with a 19-43-2-3 record for 43 points. The Islanders are fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 16th overall with a 20-39-3-5 record for 48 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-2 loss in Halifax last night where they allowed five goals in the first period. The Islanders are coming off a 3-1 home loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan last night. Daniel Sprong had the only goal for the Isles.

2013-14 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 4-3-0-1 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 4-3-0-1 against Saint John.

Last meeting: February 23rd at Eastlink Centre when the Sea Dogs defeated the Islanders 2-1. Nathan Noel had both of Saint John’s goals.

Random stat: Entering play tonight, Charlottetown's attendance is up over 600 fans per game from last season.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Islanders: None

SJ notes: This is the final game of the season for the Sea Dogs… defenseman Bailey Webster has been called up for today’s game… if the Sea Dogs lose today, 19 wins will be the second fewest in team history… have lost six straight and are 2-7-1-0 in their last 10 games… after allowing seven goals last night, Sebastien Auger now has the league’s second best save percentage of .915… Thomas Chabot has penalty minutes in five straight games.

CHA notes: The Islanders sit one-point back of 15th-place Shawinigan… losers of four straight and are 2-5-2-1 in their last 10 games… Daniel Sprong is second in rookie scoring (67), goals (29), and assists (38)… a league worst 6-17-2-4 when scoring first… 14-24-2-3 against the Maritimes Division... Eric Brassard is 3-3 with a 1.99 GAA and .935 SV% against Saint John this season.

Leading Scorers
PointsDaniel Sprong67 (29+38)
GoalsDaniel Sprong29
AssistsDaniel Sprong38
Rookie PointsDaniel Sprong67 (29+38)
D-Man PointsAnthony Cortese32 (8+24)
vs Saint JohnDaniel Sprong5 (4+1)

Leading Scorers
Saint John
PointsOliver Cooper57 (28+29)
GoalsOliver Cooper28
AssistsMatthew Highmore31
Rookie PointsNathan Noel37 (16+21)
D-Man PointsOlivier LeBlanc33 (7+26)
vs CharlottetownOliver Cooper9 (5+4)

Eric Brassard7-20-1-03.560.901
Mason McDonald7-15-1-23.500.898

Saint John
Sebastien Auger15-33-2-33.180.915
Antoine Landry3-9-0-04.710.869

Up Next
The Sea Dogs’ annual awards banquet is on Tuesday night at the Delta Brunswick Ballroom.

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