Saturday, January 3, 2015

GAME DAY 38: vs Mooseheads

A preview of tonight's game between the Halifax Mooseheads and Saint John Sea Dogs...

Records: The Mooseheads are third in the Maritimes Division and ninth overall in the QMJHL with a record of 19-16-2-1 for 41 points. The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes and fifth overall with a 22-10-1-4 record for 49 points.

Last games: The Mooseheads are coming off a 5-1 win over the Charlottetown Islanders on New Year’s Eve. Philippe Gadoury scored twice while singles came from Jordan King, Vincent Watt and Samuel Leblanc added singles. Eric Brassard made 22 saves in the win. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-3 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on New Year’s Eve. Adam Marsh had two goals while singles came from Nathan Noel, Matthew Highmore, Spencer Smallman and Mathieu Joseph. Sebastien Auger made 27 saves in the win.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 5-0-0-0 against the Mooseheads this season while Halifax is 0-4-1-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Dec. 6 at Scotiabank Centre when the Sea Dogs defeated the Mooseheads 3-1. Luke Green, Matthew Highmore and Mitchell Dempsey scored for Saint John while Timo Meier replied for Halifax. Sebastien Auger made 37 saves in the win while Zach Fucale made 20 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Mooseheads: Kelly Bent

Random stat: Adam Marsh has four goals and four assists in four games against the Mooseheads this season.

HFX notes: Nikolaj Ehlers leads the Mooseheads in scoring with 47 points in 23 games… Timo Meier leads the Moose in goals with 21… Ehlers has a team high 31 assists… both Ehlers and Meier are away at the World Junior Hockey Championship… 7-11-1-0 on the road this season… 6-4 in their last 10 games… 12-4-2-0 when scoring first… 13-12-2-0 against Maritimes Division teams.

SJ notes: Adam Marsh leads Saint John in scoring with 31 points in 35 games… Marsh has a team high 17 goals… Spencer Smallman leads the team in assists with 19… 13-1-1-3 at Harbour Station this season… 6-4 in their last 10 games and have won two straight… 13-3-0-1 when scoring first… 15-6-1-2 against Maritimes Division teams… Smallman has goals in three straight games.

Out of town:
Qu├ębec at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Val-d'Or - 4:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs travel to Charlottetown to battle the Islanders tomorrow at 3 p.m.

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