Sunday, January 18, 2015

GAME DAY 45: at Sherbrooke

A preview of today’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Sherbrooke Phoenix…

When and where: Today at 4 p.m., Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet

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

Records: The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes Division and sixth overall in the QMJHL with a record of 24-14-1-5 for 54 points. The Phoenix are second in the West Division and eighth overall with a 23-16-1-3 record for 50 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-2 loss in Gatineau last night. Justice Dundas and Mathieu Joseph scored for Saint John while Sebastien Auger made 35 stops in the loss. The Phoenix are coming off a 2-0 home loss to the Charlottetown Islanders on Friday. Evan Fitzpatrick made 26 saves in the loss.

2014-15 head-to-head: This is the first meeting of the season between the two. They meet again on Feb. 6 at Harbour Station.

Last meeting: This is the first meeting of the season between the two.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Phoenix: None

Random stat: The Phoenix have scored first in a game just 15 times this season, a league low. They are 14-1-0-0 when scoring first.

SHE notes: The Phoenix are led by Kay Schweri who has 48 points in 37 games this season… Tim Wieser leads the team in goals with 30… Schweri has a team high 41 assists. He is also third in the league… Schweri is third in rookie scoring with 48 points. He is second in rookie assists… Jeremy Roy is third in defensemen scoring with 38 points… Roy leads all d-men in assists with 33… 14-7-1-0 at home this season… 5-1-0-1 against Maritimes Division teams… averaging 31.12 shots per game, the second most in the league… 6-3-1-0 in their past 10 games.

Out of town:
Halifax at Cape Breton - 4:00 PM AST
Charlottetown at Québec - 3:00 PM EST
Moncton at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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