Sunday, March 5, 2017

Game Day 62: vs Screaming Eagles

The Saint John Sea Dogs (42-13-5-1, 1st Maritimes, 1st QMJHL) host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (34-24-2-2, 4th Maritimes, 8th QMJHL) today at 3 p.m. at Harbour Station.

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a big 9-3 win over the Rimouski Oceanic on Friday at Harbour Station. Kyle Ward scored twice while singles came from Thomas Chabot, Joe Veleno, Bokondji Imama, Mathieu Joseph, Julien Gauthier, Spencer Smallman and Matthew Highmore. Callum Booth made 19 saves in the win. The Screaming Eagles are coming off a 4-1 home win over the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday. Peyton Hoyt, Massimo Carozza, Leon Gawanke and Jordan Ty Fournier scored for Cape Breton. Kyle Jessiman made 24 saves in the win.

2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 5-2-1-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 3-5-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Feb. 24 at Centre 200 where the Sea Dogs blew a 2-0 third period lead and lost 3-2 in overtime to the Screaming Eagles. Matt Green and Cole Reginato scored Saint John's only goals. Ross MacDougall, Leon Gawanke and Giovanni Fiore scored for Cape Breton. Callum Booth made 19 saves in the loss. Kyle Jessiman made 25 stops in the win.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Screaming Eagles: Defenceman Olivier Leblanc.

Random stat: Cape Breton's Giovanni Fiore continues to lead the league in goals with 47.

Three Things to Know
1. This will be the final regular season game at Harbour Station for former Sea Dogs captain Olivier Leblanc.
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2. Matthew Highmore has moved into fourth in league scoring with 86 points.

3. The Screaming Eagles have struggled of late, causing them to slide down the standings. They are currently in a battle with the Victoriaville Tigres for the eighth seed, which will get home ice advantage in the first round.

Notes: Matthew Highmore leads Saint John in scoring with 86 points... Bokondji Imama has a team high 38 goals... Highmore leads the team in assists with 53... Giovanni Fiore leads the Eagles in points (80) and goals (47)... Massimo Carozza has a team high 36 assists... the Eagles are 5-5 in their last 10 while the Dogs are 7-1-2-0... Bokondji Imama has goals in four straight home games... Thomas Chabot has points in 10 straight home games.

Out of town:
Blainville-Boisbriand at Acadie-Bathurst - 3:00 PM AST
Halifax at Charlottetown - 3:00 PM AST
Sherbrooke at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Val-d'Or - 4:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. (note the changed start time).

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