Sunday, December 3, 2017

Game Day 30: at Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - The Saint John Sea Dogs play the final game of their Quebec road trip this afternoon in Quebec City.

It's been a rough go on this trip so far for the Sea Dogs, who lost 2-1 in Gatineau on Friday and 7-2 in Drummondville last night.

Puck drop today is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Centre Videotron.

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

Records: The Sea Dogs are 7-16-4-2 for 20 points (6th Maritimes, 17th QMJHL) while the Remparts are 18-9-2-1 for 39 points (2nd East, 4th QMJHL).

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 7-2 loss in Drummondville last night. Ostap Safin and William Poirier scored for Saint John. Matt Williams made 32 saves in the loss. The Remparts are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Charlottetown Islanders last night at Centre Videotron. Luke Kirwan and Olivier Mathieu scored for Quebec. Derek Baribeau made 32 saves in the loss.

2017-18 head-to-head: This is the first meeting of the season between the Sea Dogs and Remparts.

2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs were 2-0-0-0 against the Remparts last season while Quebec went 0-2-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Nov. 25, 2016 in Saint John where the Sea Dogs defeated the Remparts 4-2. Nathan Noel had a hat trick for Saint John and Mathieu Joseph added a solo marker. Derek Gentile and Matthew Boucher scored for the Remparts. Alex D'Orio made 24 saves in the win. Evgeny Kiselev made 34 saves in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Remparts: Forward Olivier Mathieu.

Radom stat: Quebec's 11 home wins ties them for the league high in the category.

Rempart to watch: Matthew Boucher is fourth in the league in scoring with 38 points.

Notes: Ostap Safin leads Saint John in scoring with 29 points... Safin and Daniel Hardie each have a team high 11 goals... Joe Veleno leads the team in assists with 23... Matthew Boucher leads Quebec in goals with 17 and points with 38... Philipp Kurashev has a team high 22 assists... Saint John is 4-9-2-0 on the road... Quebec is 11-3-1-1 at home... Saint John is 0-2-1-1 against East Division teams... Quebec is 4-1-0-1 against Maritimes Division clubs... Derek Gentile has points in eight straight games... Veleno has assists in five straight road games... Veleno and Safin have points in six straight road games.

Out of town:
Moncton at Acadie-Bathurst - 3:00 PM AST
Victoriaville at Blainville-Boisbriand - 3:00 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Cape Breton - 4:00 PM AST
Sherbrooke at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Rimouski at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EST
Charlottetown at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Wednesday night at Harbour Station.

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