Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Game Day 11: vs Titan

The Saint John Sea Dogs (7-2-1-0, third overall QMJHL, first Maritimes Division) return to Harbour Station tonight, hosting the Acadie-Bathurst Titan (4-4-1-1, 12th overall QMJHL, 5th Maritimes) at 7 p.m.

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-2 win in Val-d’Or on Saturday. Mathieu Joseph scored twice while singles came from Jakub Zboril and Spencer Smallman. Alex D’Orio made 18 saves in the win. The Titan are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Sunday in Bathurst. Dawson Theede scored twice while Jonathan Bourcier also netted a goal. Reilly Pickard made 32 saves in the win.

2016-17 head-to-head: Surprisingly, this is the first meeting of the season between the two.

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: These two met a few times during the pre-season, with the last being a 7-3 Sea Dogs win on Aug. 28 at Harbour Station. Zach Grzelewski scored twice while singles came from Samuel Dove-McFalls, John Warren, Matthew Highmore, Joe Veleno and Oliver Felixson. Bathurst had two goals from Daniil Miromanov and a single from Vladimir Kuznetsov. Alex Bishop and Matthew Williams picked up the win in net. Tanner Somers picked up the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: Forward Dawson Theede.

Random stat: Matthew Highmore is third in the league in scoring with six goals and 11 assists for 17 points. Rimouski’s Tyler Boland leads the league in scoring with 18 points.

Three Things to Know
1. The Sea Dogs are returning home after playing five straight games in Quebec. The Dogs haven’t played at home since Oct. 5.

2. The Sea Dogs are 3-0-0-0 on home ice this season. The Titan are 2-2-0-1 on the road.

3. Former Sea Dogs forward Dawson Theede is third on the Titan in scoring with four goals and five assists for nine points.

Notes: Saint John is 7-0-1-0 in their past eight games… Mathieu Joseph is tied for the league lead in shorthanded goals with two… Matthew Highmore leads Saint John in scoring with 17 points… Joseph leads the team in goals with nine… Highmore has a team high 11 assists… Christophe Boivin leads the Titan in scoring with six goals and seven assists for 13 points… Boivin’s six goals are a team high… Boivin and Antoine Morand each have seven assists… Saint John’s power play rating of 33.3% is third best in the league… Saint John’s four shorthanded goals lead the league… Theede has points in six straight games… Jordan Maher has points in four straight road games.

Out of town:
Shawinigan at Qu├ębec - 7:00 PM EDT
Charlottetown at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EDT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Rimouski - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Friday at 7 p.m. 

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