Friday, November 25, 2016

GAME DAY 25: vs Remparts

The Quebec Remparts (14-9-1-1, 2nd East, 5th QMJHL) are in town to take on the Saint John Sea Dogs (15-6-2-1, 1st Maritimes, 3rd QMJHL) tonight at 7 p.m.

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

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on home ice Wednesday. Nathan Noel scored two goals while singles came from Thomas Chabot and Mathieu Joseph. Alex Bishop made 39 saves in the win. The Remparts are coming off a 6-5 shootout win in Halifax last night. Jonathan Bourcier had two goals while singles came from Philipp Kurashev, Matthew Boucher and Olivier Garneau. Callum Booth made 42 saves in the victory.

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

Last meeting: Oct. 7 in Quebec City where the Sea Dogs defeated the Remparts 4-2. Samuel Dove-McFalls had two goals for Saint John while Bokondji Imama and Matthew Highmore also scored. Ross MacDougall and Louis-Filip Cote scored for Quebec. Alex Bishop made 14 saves in the win. Callum Booth made 31 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Remparts: None

Random stat: The Sea Dogs are 8-2-1-0 on home ice this season and have outscored opponents 47-28.

Three Things to Know
1. The Sea Dogs, coming off an exciting 4-3 win over the Screaming Eagles on Wednesday, are 4-0-1-1 in their past six games and 6-2-1-1 in their last 10 games.

2. This is Saint John's final home game until Dec. 7. The Sea Dogs begin a four-game Quebec road trip - which features stops in Rimouski, Shawinigan, Drummondville and Gatineau - on Tuesday.

3. This is the second game of a three-game road trip through the Maritimes for the Remparts. They defeated the Mooseheads in a shootout last night, visit Saint John tonight and travel to Charlottetown tomorrow.

Notes: Mathieu Joseph leads the Sea Dogs in points with 35 and goals with 21... Matthew Highmore has a team high 21 assists... Joseph continues to lead the league in goals with 21. He is also fifth in the league in scoring... Philipp Kurashev leads the Remparts in scoring with 21 points... Matthew Boucher leads the Remparts in goals with 11... Ross MacDougall has a team high 15 assists... Kurashev is fifth in rookie scoring... Saint John has the best power play in the league with a rating of 32.2%... the Dogs have the league's second best penalty kill with a rating of 84.2%... Saint John has scored a league high 10 shorthanded goals while Quebec is the only team in the QMJHL to not allow a shorty... the Remparts are averaging 3.05 goals per game, the fourth lowest average in the league... Joseph has points in 11 straight games.

Out of town:
Shawinigan at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST
Qu├ębec at Saint John - 7:00 PM AST
Rouyn-Noranda at Victoriaville - 7:00 PM EST
Acadie-Bathurst at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs have a rare weekend off. They return to action on Tuesday in Rimouski to begin a four-game road trip.

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