Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Game Day 57: vs Titan
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-1 win in Baie-Comeau on Sunday. Thomas Chabot, Nathan Noel, Joe Veleno and Simon Bourque scored for Saint John. Alex D'Orio made 23 saves in the win. The Titan are coming off a 7-2 home win over the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday. Christophe Boivin had a hat trick while singles came from William Lemay-Champagne, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Dawson Theede and Daniil Miromanov. Reilly Pickard made 25 saves in the win.
2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 3-4-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 4-3-0-0 against Saint John.
Last meeting: Feb. 8 at the KC Irving Regional Centre where the Sea Dogs defeated the Titan 3-2. Simon Bourque, Spencer Smallman and Jakub Zboril scored for Saint John. Jeffrey Truchon-Viel and Daniil Miromanov had Bathurst goals. Callum Booth made 34 saves in the win. Anthony Dumont-Bouchard made 29 saves in the win.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: Forward Dawson Theede.
Random stat: Bathurst and Saint John are two of the hottest teams in the league right now. The Sea Dogs have won four straight and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Titan have win five straight and are 8-2 in their past 10.
Three Things to Know
1. Bathurst's Christophe Boivin has been named the CHL's Player of the Week "after scoring four goals with five assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-8."
2. The Sea Dogs have won four straight games - all on the road. The team's last loss was a 3-0 home loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes on Feb. 11.
3. In great news, Sea Dogs equipment manager David Kelly will return behind the bench tonight after battling a rare form of thyroid cancer.
Notes: Matthew Highmore leads Saint John in scoring with 77 points... Bokondji Imama has a team high 34 goals... Highmore leads the team in assists with 47... Christophe Boivin leads Bathurst in scoring with 75 points. He also leads the team in goals with 36... Boivin and Antoine Morand each have a team high 39 assists... Saint John is 18-6-2-0 at home... Bathurst is 16-10-1-1 on the road... Anthony Dumont-Bouchard has the league's best save percentage (.915) while Callum Booth is second (.912)... Bathurst is averaging 4.16 goals per game, the second most in the league. Saint John is averaging 4.12, the third most... Boivin has assists in five straight games... Thomas Chabot has assists in eight straight home games... Daniil Miromanov has points in seven straight home games.
Out of town:
Gatineau at Drummondville - 7:00 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Québec - 7:00 PM EST
Next game: The Sea Dogs take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday in Sydney.