The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies may sit fourth overall, but they are the owners of the second best record in the QMJHL.
If the Huskies were in any other division in the league this season, they’d be sitting second overall with 85 points (division leaders are seeded one through three). But Rouyn-Noranda find themselves in the Q’s toughest division this season, sitting sandwiched between the first place overall Val-d’Or Foreurs (87 points) and fifth place Gatineau Olympiques (79 points).
The Huskies host the second place Saint John Sea Dogs (76 points) on Friday night at 8:30 p.m.
Rouyn-Noranda has sat at or near the top of the standings all year long, posting an impressive 40-9-3-2 overall record and a 23-2-2-0 record on home ice. The Huskies made a couple big moves during the trade period, acquiring Nikolas Brouillard and Timo Meier.
The Sea Dogs will have their hands full with the Huskies tomorrow night. Things don’t get any easier on Saturday when the Dogs travel to Val-d’Or.
In other news…
- In Future Considerations' February NHL Draft rankings, Luke Green is ranked 58th overall.
- The Windsor Star had an article on Sea Dogs president Trevor Georgie on Jan. 31. Georgie is the youngest president in the CHL.
- Former Sea Dogs forward Zack Phillips was assigned to the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators today. Phillips had five goals and nine assists in 39 games with the AHL’s Providence Bruins this season.
- The OHL’s Flint Firebirds are still a disaster.
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