Sunday, November 30, 2014

GAME DAY 27: vs Titan

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

When and where: Today at 3 p.m., Harbour Station

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs sit first in the Maritimes Division, second overall in the QMJHL and are ranked sixth in the CHL Top 10 with a record of 16-6-1-3 for 36 points. The Titan are sixth in the Maritimes and 18th overall with an 8-19-1-1 record for 18 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 shootout win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Friday night at Harbour Station. Adam Marsh scored in regulation time while Matthew Highmore scored the lone shootout goal. Sebastien Auger made 23 saves in the win. The Titan are coming off a 5-0 home loss to the Sherbrooke Phoenix last night. Jacob Brennan and Alexandre Lagace combined to allow five goals on 32 shots.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-0-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 0-2-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Nov. 5 in Bathurst when the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 4-2. Daniel Del Paggio, Justice Dundas, Jakub Zboril and Samuel Dove-McFalls all scored for Saint John while Bathurst goals came from Aaron Kerr and Jeffrey Truchon-Viel. Sebastien Auger made 33 saves in the win while Jacob Brennan made 24 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: None

Random stat: The Titan are the only team in the league to have not scored a shorthanded goal this season.

BAT notes: Mark Simpson leads the Titan in scoring with 23 points… Raphael Corriveau has a team high 11 goals… Alexandre Gosselin leads the team in assists with 17… 1-11-0-1 on the road this season and have lost four straight… Jacob Brennan leads the league in losses with 14… 4-9-0-1 against Maritimes Division teams… the Titan have the third worst power play in the league with a rating of 17.1%... Bathurst has the second worst penalty kill with a rating of 73.8%... averaging a league low 2.63 goals per game… averaging 3.83 goals against per game, the third most in the league.

SJ notes: Adam Marsh leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 24 points… Marsh has a team high 13 goals… Spencer Smallman’s 14 assists lead the team… 10-0-1-2 at Harbour Station this season… Sebastien Auger is second in the league in wins with 14… Marsh is seventh in rookie scoring… 12-4-1-1 against Maritimes Division teams… their 15.7% power play is second worst in the league… averaging 2.97 goals against per game, the second lowest total in the league.

Out of town
Charlottetown at Moncton - 2:00 PM AST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Cape Breton - 4:00 PM AST
Chicoutimi at Drummondville - 4:00 PM EST
Québec at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Rouyn-Noranda - 4:00 PM EST
Halifax at Val-d'Or - 4:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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