Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pre-Season Game Day 3: vs Titan

The Saint John Sea Dogs (0-2-0-0) play their final game of the Hub City Showcase this afternoon at 1 p.m. against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan (0-1-1-0).

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/None/YouTube

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-3 loss to the Moncton Wildcats last night. Nick Fewer, Olivier Mathieu and Alexander Vdovenko scored for Saint John while Matthew Williams made 33 saves in the loss. The Titan are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads yesterday. Cole Rafuse and James Roy scored for Bathurst while Danil Timchenko made 26 stops in the loss.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 6-1-2-0 against the Titan last season while Bathurst went 3-5-0-1 against Saint John.

Last meeting: April 1 in Saint John where the Sea Dogs eliminated the Titan from the playoffs with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 5 of the first round. Sam Povorozniouk, Luke Green, Matt Murphy and Thomas Chabot scored for Saint John while Bathurst goals came from Jeffery Truchon-Viel, Daniil Miromanov and Mark Simpson. Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 21 saves in the win while Reilly Pickard made 42 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan (rookies): None

Player to watch: Defenceman Noah Dobson was Bathurst’s first round pick this year. The Summerside native played with EC Salzburg’s Under-18 team last season, recording three goals and 13 assists in 24 games. He also had one goal and one assist in 11 games with EC Salzburg II.

Three Things to Know
1. Cole Rafuse and James Roy lead the Titan in scoring with two goals each.

2. Saint John’s top import pick, forward Alexander Vdovenko has a team high two points – one goal and one assist – in two games.

3. The Sea Dogs have scored just four goals, which is the fewest at the Hub City Showcase. Bathurst has scored five.

Out of town:
Charlottetown at Cape Breton – 10 AM AST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Sherbrooke - 9:00 AM EDT
Gatineau at Blainville-Boisbriand - 10:00 AM EDT
Sherbrooke at Gatineau - 11:00 AM EDT
Rouyn-Noranda at Val-d'Or - 2:00 PM EDT
Halifax at Moncton – 4:00 PM AST

Next game: The Sea Dogs are in Bathurst on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. pre-season game.

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