Sunday, October 30, 2016
Game Day 16: at Moncton
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Last games: These two met on Friday night at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Wildcats 10-3. Matthew Highmore had a pair of goals for Saint John while singles came from Samuel Dove-McFalls, Nathan Noel, Cedric Pare, Landon Quinney, Samuel Leblanc, Bokondji Imama, Spencer Smallman and Cole Reginato. Jonathan Aspirot, Jeremy McKenna and Kelly Klima scored for Moncton. Alex D'Orio allowed three goals on seven shots while Alex Bishop stopped all 17 shots he faced. Keven Bouchard allowed 10 goals on 47 shots in the loss.
2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-0-0-0 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 0-2-0-0 against Saint John.
Last meeting: Friday.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Wildcats: None
Random stat: The Wildcats have lost eight straight games and have been outscored 51-19 during that span. The 'Cats have also allowed 10 goals against on three different occasions during the skid.
Three Things to Know
1. This is the final game of Rivalry Week for both teams. The two won't meet again until Nov. 20 in Moncton.
2. Matthew Highmore enters play today with 23 points, tying him with Rimouski's Tyler Boland for the league lead. Boland has 11 goals, however, while Highmore has eight.
3. It's hard to call it a "drought," but Mathieu Joseph hasn't scored in three straight games, which is his longest goalless stretch of the season. He's due.
Notes: Matthew Highmore leads Saint John in scoring with eight goals and 23 points in 15 games... Mathieu Joseph leads the Dogs in goals with 12... Highmore's 15 assists are a team high... Cameron Askew leads the Wildcats in scoring with 10 goals and 15 points... Askew's 10 goals are a team high... Kevin Klima leads the team in assists with seven... the Dogs are 4-2-1-0 on the road... Moncton is 3-3-0-0 at home... Saint John's power play rating of 29.9% is third best in the league... Moncton's power play rating of 13.5% is second worst in the league... the Wildcats are averaging 5.05 goals against per game, the most in the league.
Out of town:
Acadie-Bathurst at Charlottetown - 3:00 PM ADT
Québec at Rimouski - 3:00 PM EDT
Baie-Comeau at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EDT
Blainville-Boisbriand at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EDT
Val-d'Or at Rouyn-Noranda - 4:00 PM EDT
Victoriaville at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EDT
Next game: The Sea Dogs take on the Screaming Eagles in Sydney on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.