Friday, October 9, 2015

GAMEDAY 9: at Charlottetown

A preview of tonight’s game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Charlottetown Islanders…

When and where: Tonight at 7 p.m., Eastlink Centre

TV/Radio/Webcast: Eastlink TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are fourth in the Maritimes Division and 10th overall in the QMJHL with a 5-3-0-0 record for 10 points. The Islanders are third in the Maritimes and ninth overall with a record of 5-3-0-1 for 11 points.

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Shawinigan Cataractes on Saturday at Harbour Station. Adam Marsh, Spencer Smallman, Sam Povorozniouk, Matt Green and Bokondji Imama all scored for the Sea Dogs while Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 31 saves in the win. The Islanders are coming off a 1-0 shootout loss in Rimouski on Sunday. Matthew Welsh made 39 saves in the loss and allowed just one shootout goal on six attempts.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown ins 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Sept. 25 at Eastlink Centre where the Sea Dogs defeated the Islanders 3-2. Mathieu Joseph, Luke Green and Daniel Del Paggio all scored for Saint John while Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 29 saves in the win. Oliver Cooper and Shawn Boudrias scored for Charlottetown while Darryl MacCallum made 32 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Islanders: Oliver Cooper, Will Thompson and Alex McQuaid

Random fact/stat: Alexandre Goulet and Filip Chlapik combined for 12 goals and 24 points against Saint John last season.

SJ notes: The Sea Dogs will be without rookie forward Joe Veleno due to a one-game suspension… Sam Povorozniouk leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with four goals and five assists for nine points in eight games… Povorozniouk and Daniel Del Paggio are tied for the team lead in goals with four… Povorozniouk and Veleno lead the team in assists with five… Marc-Antoine Turcotte’s GAA of 2.47 is third best in the league while his .932 SV% is the best… 2-2-0-0 on the road this season… 4-1-0-0 when scoring first… 3-3-0-0 against Maritimes Division teams… Saint John’s power play rating of 13.2% is the worst in the league… their 86.8% penalty kill is fourth best in the league.

CHA notes: The Islanders are still without Daniel Sprong who made the Pittsburgh Penguins’ season opening roster… Bradley Kennedy leads the Islanders in scoring with four goals and six assists for 10 points in nine games… Kennedy, Mitchell Balmas, and Alexandre Goulet all share the team goal scoring lead with four each… Luc Deschenes has a team high eight assists and is eighth in league defensemen scoring… 2-2-0-0 at home this season… 3-0-0-0 when scoring first… Charlottetown’s power play rating of 15.2% is fourth worst in the league.

Out of town:
Victoriaville at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT
Rouyn-Noranda at Shawinigan - 7:00 PM EDT
Acadie-Bathurst at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EDT
Moncton at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.

1 comment:

  1. I was looking at the Chicago Wolves site this morning and Sebastian Auger didn't make the team, so it back to Trois Riviere for university and Ryan Tesink was sent to the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL, so he's closer to Chicago and St. Louis instead of being in Alaska like last year. So hopefully he'll get a call up this season.