Friday, October 7, 2016

Game Day 6: at Quebec

The Saint John Sea Dogs (3-2-0-0) begin the longest trip in team history tonight in Quebec City when they take on the Remparts (3-2-0-0). Game time is 8 p.m.

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

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 5-4 overtime win over the Gatineau Olympiques on Wednesday at Harbour Station. Mathieu Joseph had a hat trick while singles came from Alexandre Bernier and Jakub Zboril. Alex D’Orio made 10 saves in the win. The Remparts are coming off a 4-2 win over the Victoriaville Tigres at home Wednesday. Matthew Boucher, Jesse Sutton, Louis-Filip Cote and Derek Gentile scored for Quebec. Callum Booth made 30 saves in the win.

2016-17 head-to-head: This is the first meeting of the season between the two.

2015-16 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs went 1-0-1-0 against the Remparts last season while Quebec went 1-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Nov. 26, 2015 at Harbour Station where the Remparts defeated the Sea Dogs 4-3 in overtime. Yanick Turcotte, Nikolas Brouillard, Dmytro Timashov and Massimo Carozza all scored for Quebec while Saint John goals came from Joe Veleno, Adam Marsh and Mathieu Joseph. Brady Labrecque made 31 saves in the win while Marc-Antoine Turcotte made 27 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Remparts: None

Random stat: Saint John’s power play is operating at league best 37.9% this season.

Three Things to Know
1. This game kicks off the longest road trip in Sea Dogs history. They’ll play in Sherbrooke, Blainville-Boisbriand, Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d’Or, along with Quebec, during this trip.

2. Saint John is 0-2-0-0 on the road this season, but both of those games were played without many regulars.

3. Matthew Highmore is sixth in league scoring with three goals and nine points in five games.

Notes: Matthew Highmore leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with three goals and nine points in five games… Highmore’s six assists are a team high… Mathieu Joseph has a team high five goals… Derek Gentile has five goals and six points for the Remparts… Raphael Maheux has four assists in five games.

Out of town:
Charlottetown at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM ADT
Rimouski at Halifax - 7:00 PM ADT
Gatineau at Moncton - 7:00 PM ADT
Victoriaville at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EDT
Sherbrooke at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EDT
Acadie-Bathurst at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EDT

Next game: The Sea Dogs take on the Phoenix in Sherbrooke on Sunday at 4 p.m.

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