Friday, November 4, 2016

Game Day 18: at Bathurst

The Saint John Sea Dogs (11-5-1-0, 1st Maritimes, 3rd QMJHL) are on the road tonight to take on the Acadie-Bathurst Titan (7-7-1-1, 3rd Maritimes, 10th QMJHL). Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-1 win in Cape Breton on Tuesday. Samuel Leblanc, Mathieu Joseph, Matt Green, Jakub Zboril, Bokondji Imama and Bailey Webster all scored in the win while Alex Bishop made 23 saves. The Titan are coming off a 9-2 loss to the Charlottetown Islanders on Sunday. Jeffrey Truchon-Viel and Christophe Boivin each scored in the loss. Reilly Pickard allowed three goals on 11 shots while Danil Timchenko allowed six on 38.

2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Oct. 19 in Saint John where the Titan defeated the Sea Dogs 3-1. Jordan Maher scored twice for Bathurst while Jeffery Truchon-Viel added a solo marker. Mathieu Joseph scored Saint John's only goal. Reilly Pickard made 37 saves in the win while Alex Bishop made 25 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: Dawson Theede

Random stat: The Titan have lost three straight games and have allowed 18 goals over that stretch.

Three Things to Know
1. Matthew Highmore continues to lead the QMJHL in scoring with eight goals and 26 points in 17 games.

2. The Sea Dogs' roster got a big boost this week with the return of Thomas Chabot from the Ottawa Senators.

3. This is really nice:
Notes: Matthew Highmore leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with eight goals and 26 points in 17 games... Mathieu Joseph leads the team in goals with 13... Highmore has a team high 18 assists... Christophe Boivin leads the Titan in scoring with nine goals and 20 points in 16 games... Boivin's nine goals are a team high... Antoine Morand leads the team in assists with 12... the Sea Dogs are 5-3-1-0 on the road... the Titan are 3-3-1-0 at home... Alex Bishop has the fifth best GAA (2.41) in the league... Bathurst's Luc Deschenes leads the league in penalty minutes with 49 in 15 games... Saint John has the third best power play in the league with a rating of 31.1%... the Sea Dogs also have the third best penalty kill in the league with a rating 84.7%... Saint John has scored a league high six shorthanded goals... the Titan are one of three teams to not allow a shorthanded goal against this season.

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

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Charlottetown Islanders on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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