Saturday, January 28, 2017
Game Day 46: at Moncton
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Last games: The Sea Dogs haven't played since last Saturday at Harbour Station where they defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5-3. Bokondji Imama scored twice for Saint John while singles came from David Comeau, Simon Bourque and Mathieu Joseph. Alex D'Orio made 18 saves in the win. The Wildcats are coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Quebec Remparts last night at the Moncton Coliseum. Alexandre Renaud had a hat trick for the Wildcats - who blew a 4-0 third period lead - while Connor Senken added a single. Matthew Waite made 44 saves in the loss.
2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 5-1-0-1 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 2-5-0-0 against Saint John.
Last games: Jan. 17 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Wildcats 7-2. Spencer Smallman and Samuel Leblanc each scored twice for Saint John while singles came from Julien Gauthier, Matt Green and Cole Reginato. Axel Simic and Adam Capannelli scored for Moncton. Callum Booth made 18 saves in the win. Moncton's Dominik Tmej was pulled after allowing three goals on nine shots. Matthew Waite allowed four goals on 35 shots in relief.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Wildcats: Forward Julien Tessier.
Random stat: Matthew Highmore has five goals and eight assists in seven games against Moncton this season.
Three Things to Know
1. Following tonight's match, the Sea Dogs and Wildcats meet just one more time this season - March 15 in Moncton, which is Saint John's third-to-last game of the regular season.
2. Mathieu Joseph carries a league-leading 23-game point streak into tonight's game. The Sea Dogs, meanwhile, have won three straight games.
3. The Wildcats have won a league low eight home games this season.
Notes: Matthew Highmore leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with 69 points... Bokondji Imama leads the team in goals with 29... Highmore has a team high 43 assists... Jeremy McKenna leads the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points. He also leads the team in goals with 11... Axel Simic has a team high 12 assists... the Wildcats have lost 13 straight games, which includes eight straight at home... Mathieu Joseph has points in 13 straight road games... the Sea Dogs are 12-7-1-1 on the road.
Out of town:
Halifax at Sherbrooke - 3:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Québec at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Acadie-Bathurst at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Val-d'Or - 7:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Victoriaville - 7:30 PM EST
Next game: The Sea Dogs take on the Islanders in Charlottetown on Sunday at 3 p.m.