The Saint John Sea Dogs kick off the 2016 QMJHL semifinals this Friday in Shawinigan.
For the first time this post-season, the Sea Dogs will not have home ice advantage. Shawinigan finished second in the overall standings while Saint John finished third.
The series will be 2-2-1-1-1. Here is the full schedule, via the QMJHL website:
Game 1: Friday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. – Saint John at Shawinigan
Game 2: Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. – Saint John at Shawinigan
Game 3: Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. – Shawinigan at Saint John
Game 4: Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. – Shawinigan at Saint John
Game 5: Friday, April, 29 at 8:30 p.m. – Saint John at Shawinigan
Game 6: Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. – Shawinigan at Saint John
Game 7: Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. – Saint John at Shawinigan
Tickets to the games at Harbour Station go on sale tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.
The Sea Dogs were 2-0-0-0 against the Cataractes in the regular season. This is the first ever meeting between the two in the playoffs.
The other semifinal, which features the Moncton Wildcats taking on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, begins on Friday as well.
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