Saturday, November 15, 2014

GAMEDAY 22: at Baie-Comeau

A preview of tonight’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Baie-Comeau Drakkar…

When and where: Tonight at 5 p.m., Henry Leonard Centre

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

Records: The Sea Dogs are first in the Maritimes Division, second overall in the QMJHL and are ranked third in CHL Top 10 with a 14-4-0-3 record for 31 points. The Drakkar are second in the East Division, fourth overall and 10th in the Top 10 with a 14-6-2-1 record for 31 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 win in Chicoutimi last night. Mark Tremaine and Mathieu Joseph scored while Sebastien Auger made 24 saves in the win. The Drakkar are coming off a 7-3 loss to the Sagueneens on Thursday. Maxime St-Cyr, Luca Ciampini and Jasmin Boutet scored for the Drakkar. Goaltenders Philippe Cadorette and Reilly Pickard allowed seven goals on 36 shots.

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

Last meeting: Oct. 25 at Harbour Station when the Sea Dogs defeated the Drakkar 6-2. Nathan Noel, Mitchell Dempsey, Samuel Dove-McFalls, Mark Tremain, Jakub Zboril and Justice Dundas all scored for the Dogs while Bokondji Imama and Nicolas Meloche had Drakkar goals. Sebastien Auger made 24 saves in the win while Philippe Cadorette allowed six on 16 shots in 30 minutes of action.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Drakkar: None

Random stat: The Sea Dogs are five wins away from matching their win total from the entire 2013-14 season.

SJ notes: Adam Marsh leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 22 points in 19 games… Marsh has a team high 12 goals… Thomas Chabot leads the team in assists with 12… Sebastien Auger has the league’s second best GAA of 2.56, second best save percentage of .918 and second most wins with 12… Marsh is second in rookie scoring… Chabot has slid down to eighth in defensemen scoring with 16 points… 2-1-0-2 against the East Division… their 15.4% power play rating is the second worst in the league… allowing 2.99 goals against per game, the second fewest in the league.

B-C notes: Maxime St-Cyr leads the Drakkar in scoring with 27 points in 23 games… St-Cyr has a team high 21 goals – which is good for second in the league… Frederic Gamelin leads the team in assists with 23… 8-1-1-0 on home ice… Philippe Cadorette leads the league in wins with 13 and has made the most saves… Nicolas Meloche is fifth in defensemen scoring with 18 points… Meloche’s five goals are the second most amongst d-men… averaging a league high 21.57 penalty minutes per game… 2-1-0-0 against the Maritimes Division… the Drakkar have the league’s second best power play with a rating of 26.6%... their penalty kill rating of 85.5% is third best in the league… Gamelin has assists in nine straight home games.

Out of town:
Shawinigan at Val-d'Or - 4:00 PM EST
Halifax at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Victoriaville at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST
Drummondville at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Québec at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Shawinigan Cataractes on Friday night at Harbour Station.

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