Sunday, November 20, 2016
GAME DAY 23: at Moncton
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-3 win in Bathurst on Friday. Matthew Highmore, Mathieu Joseph, Cedric Pare, Thomas Chabot, Samuel Leblanc and Samuel Dive-McFalls scored for Saint John. Alex D'Orio made 27 saves in the win. The Wildcats are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Mooseheads on Friday. Manuel Wiederer scored Moncton's lone goal while Matthew Waite made 23 saves in the loss.
2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-1-0-0 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 1-2-0-0 against Saint John.
Last meeting: Oct. 30 in Moncton where the Wildcats edged the Sea Dogs 4-2. Nathan Noel and Spencer Smallman scored for Saint John. Moncton goals came from Manuel Wiederer (two), Adam Capannelli and William Bower. Matthew Waite made 31 saves in the win. Alex Bishop made 15 saves in the loss.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Wildcats: None
Random stat: With Friday's win, Alex D'Orio improved to 6-0 on the season with a 2.73 goals against average and .880 save percentage.
Three Things to Know
1. The Wildcats are 4-6 in their last 10 games and have lost two straight.
2. Saint John's seven road wins are the second most in the league. Only the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada have more with eight.
3. The Sea Dogs are 6-3-1-0 in their last 10 games. They have won three straight and have picked up points in each of their last four games.
Notes: Mathieu Joseph leads Saint John in scoring with 32 points and goals with 20... Matthew Highmore has a team high 21 assists... Cameron Askew leads the Wildcats in scoring with 23 points and goals with 12... Kevin Klima has a team high 13 assists... Joseph is sixth in the league in scoring while Highmore is seventh... Joseph's 20 goals lead the team... Saint John's power play leads the league with a rating of 32.4%... Moncton has the worst power play in the league with a rating of 15%... the Sea Dogs have the third best penalty kill in the league with a rating of 83%... Saint John has scored a league high nine shorthanded goals... Joseph has scored in six straight games and has points in nine straight.
Out of town:
Acadie-Bathurst at Halifax - 2:00 PM AST
Chicoutimi at Québec - 3:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Drummondville - 4:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Victoriaville - 4:00 PM EST
Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Wednesday at 7 p.m.