Saturday, September 24, 2016

Game Day 2: at Halifax

After dropping their season opener last night, the Saint John Sea Dogs (0-1-0-0) will look to pick up their first win of the season tonight in Halifax against the Mooseheads (0-1-0-0). Game time is 7 p.m.

TV/Radio/Webcast: None/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-2 loss in Charlottetown last night. Matthew Highmore and Samuel Leblanc scored for Saint John. Alex Bishop made 19 saves in the loss. The Mooseheads are coming off a 4-3 loss in Moncton last night. Maxime Fortier scored twice for the Moose while Arnaud Durandeau added a solo marker. Kevin Resop made 29 stops in the loss.

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

Last meeting: Aug. 19 in Moncton where the Mooseheads edged the Sea Dogs 4-1 in pre-season rookie tournament play. Jared McIsaac, Ilya Putintsev, Ben Higgins and Raphael Lavoie all scored for Halifax while Cedric Pare netted Saint John’s only goal. Alex Gravel made 13 saves and Kirklin Allen two in the win. Alex D’Orio made 42 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Mooseheads: None

Random stat: Mooseheads goaltender Kevin Resop went 0-2 with a 4.53 GAA and .864 SV% in two games against Saint John last season.

Three Things to Know
1. The Mooseheads feature 2016 first overall pick Benoit Olivier-Groulx and second overall selection Jared McIsaac. The team also features goaltender Alexis Gravel, selected in the second round.

2. Sea Dogs goaltender Alex Bishop went 3-2 with a 3.40 GAA and .895 SV% in five games against the Mooseheads last season. Bishop has played Halifax more than any other team.

3. Most predict the Mooseheads to finish in the lower half of the Maritimes Division standings this year. They are young but have the talent to surprise, no doubt.

Notes: Tonight is the Mooseheads’ home opener. They played in Moncton to open the season last night… these two teams don’t meet again until Dec. 16 in Saint John… Cooper Jones led Halifax in pre-season scoring with seven assists. Arnaud Durandeau and Walter Flower each had six points.

Out of town:
Rimouski at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EDT
Acadie-Bathurst at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM ADT
Sherbrooke at Val-d'Or - 7:00 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs play their home opener on Friday at 7 p.m. against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

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