Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GAMEDAY 7 - vs Islanders

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

When and where: Tonight at 7 p.m., Harbour Station

TV/Webcast/Radio: None/QMJHL Live/96.1 NewSong FM

Records: The Islanders sit second in the Maritimes Division and sixth overall in the QMJHL with a record of 4-2-1-0 for nine points. The Sea Dogs have a record of 3-1-0-2 for eight points and are fourth in the Maritimes and ninth overall.

Last games: Charlottetown is coming off a 5-3 loss to the Moncton Wildcats at Eastlink Centre on Sunday. Mitchell Balmas, Bradley Kennedy, and Julien Avon scored for the Isles. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Sunday at Harbour Station. Mark Tremaine, Samuel Dove-McFalls, Nathan Noel, and Daniel Del Paggio scored for the Dogs.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-0-0-1 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: September 12 in Charlottetown when the Isles defeated the Dogs 3-2 in a shootout on opening night. Adam Bateman and Julien Tessier had Saint John goals while Kameron Kielly and Daniel Sprong scored for Charlottetown. Sebastien Auger made 14 saves in the loss while Daryl MacCallum made 29 in the win.

Random stat: Charlottetown has allowed 30 goals against this season, the second most in the league.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Islanders: Oliver Cooper and Will Thompson

CHA notes: Filip Chlapik leads the Islanders in scoring with five goals and five assists for 10 points in seven games… Chalpik and Kameron Kielly lead the team in goals with five… Spenser Cobbold has a Charlottetown best six assists… Filip Chlapik sits fourth in rookie scoring with 10 points… Chlapik is tied for the rookie lead in goals with five… 2-1-0-0 on the road this season… Charlottetown’s penalty kill rating of 68.8% is the worst in the league… the Isles are averaging 24.5 shots per game, the fewest in the league… Chlapik has goals in three straight road games… Oliver Cooper used to play for the Sea Dogs.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with four goals and three assists for seven points in six games… Noel’s four goals are a team high… Luke Green has a team high four assists… Adam Marsh is ninth in rookie scoring with six points… Jack vanBoekel leads all rookies in penalty minutes with 22… Thomas Chabot is eighth in defensemen scoring with five points… Saint John’s power play rating of 15% is fourth worst in the league… the Sea Dogs’ penalty kill rating of 90.7% is second best in the league… the Dogs are averaging 4.2 goals per game, the fourth most in the league.

Out of town:
Sherbrooke at Québec - 7:00 PM EDT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs travel to Sydney to take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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