Sunday, December 11, 2016

GAME DAY 32: vs Armada

The Saint John Sea Dogs (20-7-3-1, 1st Maritimes, 1st QMJHL) host the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (20-7-3-1, 1st West, 2nd QMJHL) on Teddy Bear Toss day at Harbour Station. Game time is 3 p.m.

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

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Victoriaville Tigres on Thursday at Harbour Station. Matthew Highmore scored twice while Mathieu Joseph added a solo marker. Alex Bishop made 39 saves in the win. The Armada are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday in Moncton. Morgan Adams-Moisan and Pascal Corbeil scored for the Armada. Jacob Stewart made 26 saves in the loss.

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

Last meeting: Oct. 12 in Blainville-Boisbriand where the Armada defeated the Sea Dogs 3-2 in overtime. Brock Perry, Yvan Mongo and Alexandre Alain all scored for the Armada while Dogs goals came from Spencer Smallman and Luke Green. Samuel Montembeault made 27 saves in the win. Alex Bishop made 29 saves in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Armada: None

Random stat: The Armada are 5-0-1-0 against Maritimes Division teams this season.

Three Things to Know
1. Mathieu Joseph is on an 18-game point streak while Matthew Highmore has goals in four straight and assists in seven straight.

2. This is the third game of a three-in-three road trip for the Armada. The team defeated the Halifax Mooseheads 3-0 on Friday before falling 3-2 in overtime in Moncton yesterday.

3. It appears the Sea Dogs will be without Mathieu Joseph and Thomas Chabot today due to world junior training camp.
Notes: Mathieu Joseph leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 45 points and goals with 25. He leads the QMJHL in goals and is sixth in scoring... Matthew Highmore leads the team in assists with 28... Alexandre Alain leads the Armada in scoring with 29 points... Alain leads the team in goals with 16... Guillaume Beaudoin has a team high 18 assists... Saint John is 10-2-2-0 at home... the Armada are 10-4-2-0 on the road... Samuel Montembeault leads the QMJHL in GAA with a rating of 1.72... Saint John has the league's best power play with a rating of 29.2%... the Armada's power play is 14th best with a rating of 20.6%... Saint John's penalty kill is also best in the league with a rating of 84.9%.

Out of town:
Victoriaville at Cape Breton - 3:00 PM AST
Acadie-Bathurst at Rimouski - 3:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Gatineau at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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