Sunday, November 26, 2017

Game Day 27: vs Wildcats

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs will look to rebound this afternoon at Harbour Station.

The Sea Dogs got off to a decent start on Saturday night against the Halifax Mooseheads but fell apart quickly, ultimately falling 7-1.

Saint John will look to get back in the win column today against the Moncton Wildcats. Game time is 2 p.m.

TV/Radio/Webcast: None/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are 6-14-4-2 for 18 points (6th Maritimes, 17th QMJHL) while the Wildcats are 13-10-2-1 for 29 points (4th Maritimes, 9th QMJHL).

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-1 loss to the Halifax Mooseheads last night at Harbour Station. Kevin Gursoy scored Saint John's only goal. Matt Williams allowed four goals on 18 shots while Joel Goguen allowed three goals on 14 shots. The Wildcats are coming off a 5-1 loss on home ice to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Thursday. Brady Pataki scored Moncton's lone goal. Mark Grametbauer made 23 stops in the loss.

2017-18 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-2-1-0 against the Wildcats this season while Moncton is 3-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Oct. 15 at the Moncton Coliseum where the Wildcats defeated the Sea Dogs 4-3 in overtime. Brady Pataki scored twice for Moncton while singles came from Julien Tessier and Mika Cyr. Cedric Pare scored twice for Saint John while Robbie Burt added a solo marker. Mark Grametbauer made 32 saves in the win. Matt Williams made 25 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Wildcats: Forward Julien Tessier.

Random stat: The Sea Dogs have a league low two home wins this season.

Wildcat to watch: Jakob Pelletier is third in QMJHL rookie scoring with seven goals and 25 points.

Notes: Ostap Safin leads Saint John in scoring with 27 points... Daniel Hardie has a team high 10 goals... Joe Veleno leads the team in assists with 20... Jeremy McKenna leads Moncton in scoring with 30 points... Mika Cyr has a team high 15 goals... Nicholas Welsh leads the club in helpers with 22... the Wildcats are 3-7-2-0 on the road... Moncton has lost four straight games... Jakob Pelletier leads all QMJHL rookies in assists with 18... Saint John has lost three straight home games... Moncton has lost six straight road games.

Out of town:
Halifax at Acadie-Bathurst - 3:00 PM AST
Charlottetown at Cape Breton - 4:00 PM AST
Blainville-Boisbriand at Rimouski - 3:00 PM EST
Rouyn-Noranda at Sherbrooke - 3:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Qu├ębec at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs begin a three-in-three road trip in Gatineau on Friday night against the Olympiques.

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