Saturday, March 14, 2015

GAME DAY 66: vs Mooseheads

A preview of today’s game between the Halifax Mooseheads and Saint John Sea Dogs…

When and where: Tonight at 7 p.m., Harbour Station

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

Records: The Mooseheads are fifth in the Maritimes Division and 13th overall in the QMJHL standings with a 30-28-4-2 record for 66 points. The Sea Dogs are second in the Maritimes and ninth overall with a 31-25-3-6 record for 71 points.

Last games: The Mooseheads are coming off a 3-2 loss in Bathurst last night. Danny Moynihan and Andrew Shewfelt scored for Halifax while Eric Brassard made 36 saves in his return to the lineup. The Sea Dogs are coming off an 8-4 loss to the Wildcats in Moncton last night. Jakub Zboril had two goals in that game while singles came from Mathieu Joseph and Daniel Del Paggio. Sebastien Auger made 32 saves in the loss.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 6-0-0-0 against the Mooseheads this season while Halifax is 0-5-1-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Jan. 3 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Mooseheads 4-1. Spencer Smallman had two goals while singles came from Jakub Zboril and Adam Marsh. Sebastien Auger made 30 saves in the win. Brett Crossley scored Halifax’s only goal while Eric Brassard made 27 stops in  the loss.

Previous meetings:
Halifax 1 @ Saint John 4 (Jan 3 2015) Final
Saint John 3 @ Halifax 1 (Dec 6 2014) Final
Saint John 4 @ Halifax 2 (Nov 7 2014) Final
Halifax 2 @ Saint John 5 (Oct 11 2014) Final
Halifax 0 @ Saint John 7 (Sep 27 2014) Final
Saint John 6 @ Halifax 5 (Sep 20 2014) Final OT1

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Mooseheads: Kelly Bent

Random stat: Former Dog Kelly Bent has four assists in three games against his old team this season.

HFX notes: Nikolaj Ehlers leads the Mooseheads in scoring with 95 points in 47 games… Timo Meier has scored a team high 42 goals… Ehlers leads the team in assists with 60… Danny Moynihan has points in six straight road games… the Moose have lost four straight road games… 10-19-3-0 on the road this season… 3-5-1-1 in their last 10 games.

SJ notes: Nathan Noel leads Saint John in scoring with 60 points in 65 games this season… Noel and Adam Marsh have scored a team high 24 goals… Noel leads the team in assists with 36… Bokondji Imama returns from a two-game suspension… Saint John has lost three straight at home and three straight overall… 3-6-1-0 in their last 10 games… entering their final home game of the season, the Sea Dogs are 20-8-2-3 at Harbour Station.

Out of town:
Rimouski at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EDT
Cape Breton at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM ADT
Acadie-Bathurst at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Val-d'Or at Québec - 7:00 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs are in Charlottetown this Friday to battle the Islanders at 7 p.m. 

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