Friday, March 24, 2017
Playoffs Game Day: Game 1 vs Oceanic
TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Series status: This is the first game of the best-of-seven first round series between the Sea Dogs and Oceanic.
Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 win in Halifax on Saturday. Joe Veleno and Bokondji Imama had goals while Alex D'Orio made 23 saves in the win. The Oceanic are coming off a 2-1 overtime loss in Drummondville on Saturday. Tyler Boland scored Rimouski's lone goal while Alexandre Lagace made 24 stops in the loss.
2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 2-0-0-0 against the Oceanic in the regular season while Rimouski went 0-2-0-0 against Saint John.
Ex-Sea Dogs on the Oceanic: Forward Nico Blachman and defenceman Vincent Martineau.
Random stat: Rimouski's Tyler Boland, who finished second in league scoring with 103 points, had one goal in two games against Saint John during the regular season.
Three Things to Know
1. Here are five things to watch for in this series. The QMJHL website also has a series preview.
2. This is just the second time these two have met in the playoffs and the first since the 2012 President Cup final, which the Sea Dogs wOn 4-0. Game one of that series was decided in double overtime.
Out of town:
Québec at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM ADT
Gatineau at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM ADT
Baie-Comeau at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM ADT
Drummondville at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:30 PM EDT
Victoriaville at Chicoutimi - 7:30 PM EDT
Halifax at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EDT
Val-d'Or at Shawinigan - 7:30 PM EDT
Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Oceanic for game two tomorrow night at 7 p.m.