Sunday, November 6, 2016

Game Day 19: vs Islanders

The Saint John Sea Dogs (11-6-1-0, 1st Maritimes, 3rd QMJHL) return home to take on the Charlottetown Islanders (10-7-1-0, 2nd Maritimes, 6th QMJHL) today at 3 p.m.

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

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-5 loss in Bathurst on Friday. Chase Stewart, Thomas Chabot, Matt Green, Bokondji Imama and Mathieu Joseph scored for Saint John while Alex Bishop allowed six goals on 29 shots. The Islanders are coming off a 5-1 home loss to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Sunday. Kameron Kielly scored Charlottetown's lone goal. Matthew Welsh was pulled after allowing four goals on 17 shots. Blade Mann-Dixon allowed one goal on four shots in relief.

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

Last meeting: Oct. 26 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Islanders 5-2. Spencer Smallman had a hat trick while singles came from Bokondji Imama and Nathan Noel. Filip Chlapik and Pascal Aquin scored for Charlottetown. Alex Bishop made 15 saves in the win. Matthew Welsh made 29 in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Islanders: Defenceman Will Thompson and goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon.

Random stat: Saint John currently has the top power play in the league with a rating of 32.1%.

Three Things to Know
1. Matthew Highmore and Filip Chlapik, with 26 points each, are tied for second in QMJHL scoring. Rimouski's Tyler Boland has jumped back into first place with 27 points.

2. Chlapik and Mathieu Joseph are tied for second in QMJHL goal scoring with 14 each. Val-d'Or's Francois Beauchemin has a league high 15.

3. Charlottetown has scored a league high 83 goals this season. Saint John is third with 71.

Notes: Matthew Highmore leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with eight goals and 26 points... Mathieu Joseph has a team high 14 goals... Highmore leads the team in assists with 18... Filip Chlapik leads the Islanders in scoring with 14 goals and 26 points... Chlapik's 14 goals are also a team high... Cody Donaghey leads the Isles in assists with 17... Charlottetown's power play is ranked fourth in the league with a rating of 27.9%... the Sea Dogs' penalty kill is ranked third in the QMJHL (84.1%)... Charlottetown is 6-2-1-0 at home... Saint John is 5-4-1-0 on the road.

Out of town:
Moncton at Acadie-Bathurst - 3:00 PM AST
Chicoutimi at Cape Breton - 3:00 PM AST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Qu├ębec - 3:00 PM EST
Rimouski at Sherbrooke - 3:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Val-d'Or - 4:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs are in Charlottetown on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest against the Islanders.

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