Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DOGS DAILY: Green Enjoying Road Life

Luke Green has enjoyed life on the road this season.

Green, a 17-year-old defenseman in his second year with the Sea Dogs, has a solid seven goals and 11 assists in 29 games this year. Impressively, six of his seven goals and 10 of his 11 assists have come on the road (15 games). Green only has two points – one goal and one assist – in 14 home games.

Saint John, overall, has been good on the road this season. With an 11-6-1-0 record away from home this season, they are tied for the second most road wins in the QMJHL.

All of the players who sit ahead of Green on the team scoring leaderboard have relatively even home/road numbers. Green, the third star of the league this week, is an exception, it seems.

In other news…
  • Mike Hoffman’s incredible season continued last night, scoring two goals and adding an assist in a first star performance. Hoffman now sits eighth in league scoring and fourth in goals with 17 goals and 30 points in 27 games.
  • It’ll be interesting to see what kind of impact Matt Murphy will have on Saint John’s woeful power play. Murphy has three goals and nine assists on the man advantage this year, accounting for nine of his 25 points. Murphy had a goal and an assist on the power play in his Sea Dogs debut on Friday in Halifax.
  • The Sea Dogs host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Thursday and Halifax Mooseheads on Friday.
  • Friday’s game will be Saint John’s last match of the first half. They return to action on Dec. 28 at home against Bathurst.
  • The QMJHL trading period opens on Saturday and runs until Jan. 6.

Lastly, via Rogers TV, here are members of the Sea Dogs trying to spell “Povorozniouk.”

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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