Saturday, October 17, 2015

GAME DAY 12: at Blainville-Boisbriand

A preview of today’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and St. John’s Fog Devils Montreal Junior Blainville-Boisbriand Armada…

When and where: Today at 5 p.m., Centre d'excellence Sports Rousseau

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

Records: The Sea Dogs are third in the Maritimes Division and 12th overall in the QMJHL with a record of 6-5-0-0 for 12 points. The Armada are fifth in the West Division and 11th overall with a 5-4-2-0 record for 12 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming a 5-2, 40 shot loss in Victoriaville last night. Bokondji Imama and Thomas Chabot scored for Saint John while Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 19 saves in the loss. The Armada are coming off a 4-1 loss in Bathurst last Sunday. Antoine Crete-Belzile scored Blainville-Boisbriand’s lone goal while Mark Grametbauer made 29 stops in the loss.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Armada this season while Blainville-Boisbriand is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Last Saturday at Harbour Station where the Armada pounded the Sea Dogs 6-0. Guillaume Bergeron-Charon scored twice while singles came courtesy of Charlie Roy, Joel Teasdale, Philippe Sanche and Nathanael Halbert. Samuel Montembault made 28 saves in the shutout win while Alex Bishop made 32 stops in the loss. Saint John registered 36 minutes in penalties during the game and had three players suspended.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Armada: None

Random stat/fact: Including last Saturday, the Armada have had two shutouts this season.

SJ notes: Sam Povorozniouk leads Saint John in scoring with four goals and six assists for 10 points in 11 games… Povorozniouk and Daniel Del Paggio are tied for the team lead in goals with four… Povorozniouk and Matthew Highmore each have a team high six assists… Marc-Antoine Turcotte’s .927 SV% leads the league while his 2.48 GAA is third best… 3-3-0-0 on the road this season… 5-2-0-0 when scoring first… 1-1-0-0 against West Division teams… Saint John’s 10.4% power play rating is the worst in the league… their 85.7% penalty kill rating is fifth best… averaging 2.71 goals per game, the fourth fewest in the league... the Dogs will be without Luke Green, Jakub Zboril and Nathan Noel due to suspensions.

BLB notes: Kristian Pospisil leads the Armada in scoring with four goals and six assists for 10 points in 11 games… Philippe Sanche and Alexandre Delisle-Houde each have a team high five goals… Pospisil has a team high six assists…  Mark Grametbauer has the league’s fourth best GAA (2.69) while Samuel Montembeault has the sixth best (2.78)… 3-0-1-0 on home ice… 4-1-1-0 when scoring first… 3-1-1-0 against Maritimes Division teams… averaging 2.90 goals against per game, the third fewest in the league… Pospisil has an assist in four straight road games.

Out of town:
Charlottetown at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EDT
Sherbrooke at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EDT
Acadie-Bathurst at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT
Québec at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EDT

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