The Saint John Sea Dogs (37-13-3-1, 1st Maritimes, 1st QMJHL) continue their Quebec road trip tonight in Chicoutimi. Game time against the Sagueneens (32-20-2-2, 2nd East, 6th QMJHL) is 5 p.m.
TV/Radio/Webcast: None/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-3 win in Victoriaville last night. Julien Gauthier scored two goals while singles came from Chase Stewart, Matthew Highmore, Mathieu Joseph, Bokondji Imama and Oliver Felixson. Callum Booth made 21 saves in the win. The Sagueneens are coming off a 2-1 shootout win in Baie-Comeau last night. Antoine Marcoux scored Chicoutimi's lone regulation time goal. Xavier Potvin made 24 saves in the win.
2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Sagueneens this season while Chicoutimi is 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.
Last meeting: Jan. 20 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Sagueneens 1-0. Mathieu Joseph scored the lone goal in the game. Callum Booth made 22 saves in the shutout win. Xavier Potvin made 33 stops in the loss.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Sagueneens: None.
Random stat: There will be four Carolina Hurricanes prospects playing in this game: Spencer Smallman, Callum Booth, Julien Gauthier and Nicolas Roy.
Three Things to Know
1. Saint John has won eight straight road games while Mathieu Joseph has points in 19 straight road contests.
2. The Sagueneens have one of the QMJHL's best home records, going 19-8-0-1 at the Georges-Vezina Centre this season.
3. Chicoutimi's Frederic Allard is fourth in QMJHL defencemen scoring with 50 points (nine goals and 41 assists) while Saint John's Simon Bourque is fifth with 45 points (13 goals and 32 assists).
Notes: Matthew Highmore leads Saint John in scoring with 75 points... Bokondji Imama leads the team in goals with 33... Highmore has a team high 47 assists... Joey Ratelle leads Chicoutimi in scoring with 69 points... Ratelle leads the team in goals with 38... Frederic Allard has a team high 41 assists... Saint John is 19-7-1-1 on the road... Simon Bourque has moved into a tie for second in QMJHL defencemen goal scoring with 13... the Sags are 8-2 against Maritimes Division teams... Saint John is 7-1-1-0 against East Division teams... Saint John has the league's best power play (30.8%) while Chicoutimi's is fourth (25.2%)... Saint John continues to have the league's best penalty kill (84.9%) despite a rough outing last night... Ratelle has goals in five straight games and points in 19 straight home games.
Out of town:
Gatineau at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EST
Drummondville at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Moncton at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Charlottetown at Halifax - 7:00 PM AST
Cape Breton at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:00 PM EST
Rimouski at Val-d'Or - 7:00 PM EST
Next game: Saint John's road trip concludes tomorrow with a 5 p.m. meeting with the Drakkar in Baie-Comeau.