Sunday, March 8, 2015

GAME DAY 63: vs Wildcats

A preview of today’s game between the Moncton Wildcats 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 Wildcats are first in the Maritimes Division, third overall in the QMJHL standings and ranked seventh in the CHL Top 10 rankings with a 42-17-0-3 record for 87 points. The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes and eighth overall with a 31-22-3-6 record for 71 points.

Last games: The Wildcats are coming off a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night at Centre 200. Eric Leger, Cameron Askew, Conor Garland and Ivan Barbashev scored for Moncton while Alex Dubeau made 28 saves in the win. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 win loss in Bathurst on Friday. Luke Green and Mark Tremaine scored while Sebastien Auger made 28 saves in the victory.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-4-0-1 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 5-2-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Feb. 8 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Wildcats 3-1. Adam Marsh, Juraj Siska and Thomas Chabot scored for Saint John while Jacob Sweeney had Moncton’s lone goal. Sebastien Auger made 30 saves in the win. Alex Dubeau made 32 stops in the loss.

Previous meetings:
Moncton 1 @ Saint John 3 (Feb 8 2015) Final
Moncton 3 @ Saint John 2 (Jan 10 2015) Final
Saint John 2 @ Moncton 3 (Jan 8 2015) Final SO
Saint John 5 @ Moncton 6 (Dec 28 2014) Final
Moncton 1 @ Saint John 7 (Oct 18 2014) Final
Saint John 0 @ Moncton 7 (Oct 17 2014) Final
Saint John 2 @ Moncton 5 (Sep 14 2014) Final

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Wildcats: Noah Zilbert

Random stat: Conor Garland has a goal and nine assist in seven games against Saint John this season.

MON notes: Conor Garland leads the Wildcats and the league in scoring with 113 points in 62 games this season… Ivan Barbashev has a team high 40 goals… Garland leads the league in assists with 83… Garland is third in power play points with 44… Alex Dubeau leads the QMJHL in wins with 37… Jacob Sweeney is fifth in defensemen scoring with 46 points… Sweeney is tied for the league lead in goals by defensemen with 17… Sweeney is third in power play points by defensemen with 27… 20-11-0-1 on the road this season… 25-6-0-2 when scoring first… 30-7-0-1 against Maritimes Division teams… the Wildcats have the fifth best power play in the league with a rating of 24.4%... Moncton has the fourth best penalty kill in the league with a rating of 80.6%... the Wildcats have won six straight road games… 8-2 in their last 10 games and have won three straight.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 55 points in 62 games… Adam Marsh has scored a team high 24 goals… Noel leads the team in assists with 34… Samuel Dove-McFalls is third in the league in shorthanded points with seven… Sebastien Auger’s GAA of 2.70 is third best in the league while his SV% of .910 is second best… Adam Marsh is ninth in rookie scoring with 43 points… 20-6-2-3 at Harbour Station this season… 19-7-1-1 when scoring first… 21-12-2-3 against Maritimes Division teams… the Sea Dogs have the third worst power play in the league with a rating of 16.2%... Saint John’s penalty kill rating of 83.2% is the second best in the QMJHL… Mark Tremaine has goals in four straight games… 4-4-2-0 in their last 10 games.

Out of town:
Halifax at Cape Breton - 2:00 PM ADT
Charlottetown at Acadie-Bathurst - 3:00 PM ADT
Drummondville at Blainville-Boisbriand - 3:00 PM EDT
Sherbrooke at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EDT
Rouyn-Noranda at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Screaming Eagles on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.


  1. Call me crazy but i am positive the dogs won 2-1 in bathurst.

  2. You would be correct. Can't confirm or deny if you are crazy though.