Saturday, October 22, 2016

Game Day 13: vs Huskies

The Saint John Sea Dogs (8-3-1-0, 1st Maritimes, 3rd QMJHL) take on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (8-1-0-1, 1st West, 2nd QMJHL) tonight at 7 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-1 home win over the Val-d’Or Foreurs last night at Harbour Station. Mathieu Joseph scored twice while singles came from Cedric Pare and Matt Green. Alex D’Orio made 19 saves in the win. The Huskies are coming off a 4-2 win in Halifax last night. Peter Abbandonato scored twice while singles came from Antoine Waked and Philippe Myers. Samuel Harvey made 22 stops in the victory.

2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Huskies while Rouyn-Noranda is 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Last Friday at Iamgold Arena where the Sea Dogs defeated the Huskies 4-2. Samuel Leblanc, Luke Green, Cedric Pare and Mathieu Joseph all scored for Saint John. Rouyn-Noranda goals came from Gabriel Fontaine. Alex Bishop made 18 saves in the win while Samuel Harvey made 17 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Huskies: None

Random stat: Saint John leads the league in shorthanded goals with five. Rouyn-Noranda is second with four.

 Three Things to Know
1. Mathieu Joseph now leads the league in goals with 12 - in just 10 games.

2. Matthew Highmore is third in the league in scoring with six goals and 19 points in 12 games.

3. The Sea Dogs and Huskies are currently tied with 17 points each. However, Rouyn-Noranda has suffered just two loses this season, with their only regulation time defeat coming against Saint John.

Notes: Matthew Highmore leads the Sea Dogs in points with 19… Mathieu Joseph has a team high 12 goals… Highmore’s 13 assists are a team high… Martins Dzierkals leads the Huskies in points with 13… Dzierkals and Peter Abbandonato each have seven assists… Dzierkals and Antoine Waked lead the team in goals with six each… the Sea Dogs are 4-1-0-0 at home this season… the Huskies are 4-0-0-0 on the road… Saint John’s power play is fourth best in the league with a rating of 30%... Rouyn-Noranda’s penalty kill is the best in the league with a rating of 89.7%... Joseph has goals in four straight games.

Out of town:
Shawinigan at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EDT
Cape Breton at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EDT
Charlottetown at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EDT
Qu├ębec at Sherbrooke - 4:00 PM EDT
Val-d'Or at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Charlottetown Islanders on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. 

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