Friday, October 2, 2015

GAME DAY 7: vs Olympiques

A preview of tonight’s game between the Gatineau Olympiques and Saint John Sea Dogs…

When and where: Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Harbour Station

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

Records: The Olympiques are first in the West Division and first overall in the QMJHL with a record of 6-1-0-0 for 12 points. The Sea Dogs are fourth in the Maritimes Division and 10th overall with a record of 3-3-0-0 for six points.

Last games: The Olympiques are coming off a 2-0 win over the Titan in Bathurst last night. Alexandre Carrier and Yan Pavel Laplante scored for Gatineau while Bo Taylor made 33 saves in the shutout win. The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-3 loss in Bathurst on Sunday. Adam Marsh, Samuel Dove-McFalls and Mathieu Joseph scored for the Dogs while Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 42 saves in the loss.

2014-15 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 0-2-0-0 against the Olympiques last season while Gatineau went 2-0-0-0 against Saint John

Last meeting: Feb. 28 at Harbour Station where the Olympiques defeated the Sea Dogs 6-2. Yan Pavel Laplante had two goals for Gatineau while singles came from Valentin Zykov, Jonathan Bourcier, Yakov Trenin and goaltender Francois Brassard. Saint John goals came from Mathieu Joseph and Mark Tremaine. Alex Bishop made 26 saves in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Olympiques: Joey Richard

Random stat/fact: Since being traded to Gatineau, former Sea Dog Joey Richard has 13 goals and 19 assists in 69 regular season games. He had three goals and two assists in 25 games with Saint John in 2013-14.

GAT notes: Vitalii Abramov leads the team and is tied for the league lead in scoring with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in seven games… Yan Pavel Laplante leads the team and is tied for the league lead in goals with seven in seven games… Abramov’s 11 assists is tied for the league high… Gatineau’s 31 goals scored is tied for the league high… 3-0-0-0 on the road this season… Laplante leads the league in shots… Mathieu Bellemare’s 1.75 GAA is second best in the league… Alexandre Carrier is second in defensemen scoring with two goals and eight points… the Olympiques have the best penalty kill in the league with a rating of 94.4%... averaging a league low 1.98 goals against per game… Laplante has goals in four straight games.

SJ notes: for the first time all year, every Sea Dog who attended an NHL camp is back with the team… the Dogs are expected to reintroduce their roster tonight… Daniel Del Paggio and Sam Povorozniouk lead the team in scoring with three goals and three assists each… Saint John’s 16 goals scored this season is the fourth fewest in the league… Marc-Antoine Turcotte’s 2.49 GAA is fourth best in the league… Turcotte leads the league in saves… 3-1-0-0 when scoring first this year… Saint John’s penalty kill rating of 92% is second best in the league.

Out of town:
Shawinigan at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM ADT
Cape Breton at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Halifax at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EDT
Québec at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EDT
Charlottetown at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EDT
Baie-Comeau at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EDT
Drummondville at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Shawinigan Cataractes tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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