Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Game Day 63: vs Islanders

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs' home schedule continues to wind down.

The Sea Dogs will play their third-to-last home game of the season tonight at Harbour Station, hosting the Charlottetown Islanders at 7 p.m.

The Sea Dogs will be looking to snap a 10-game losing streak.

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

Records: The Sea Dogs are 13-38-9-2 for 37 points (6th Maritimes, 18th QMJHL) while the Islanders are 34-22-6-0 for 74 points (3rd Maritimes, 9th QMJHL).

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-4 loss to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station. Cole Reginato, Anthony Boucher, Nathan Larose and Ben Reid all scored for Saint John. Alex D'Orio made 60 stops in the loss. The Islanders are coming off a 6-3 win in Moncton on Saturday. Pascal Aquin had a hat trick; Brett Budgell scored twice; and Cameron Askew added a solo marker. Matthew Welsh made 38 saves in the win.

2017-18 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-5-1-0 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 6-1-1-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Feb. 25 at Eastlink Centre where the Islanders defeated the Sea Dogs 5-3. Nikita Alexandrov, Cayse Ton, Brett Budgell, Thomas Casey and Daniel Hardie all scored for Charlottetown. Radim Salda, William Poirier and Cole Reginato scored for Saint John. Matthew Welsh made 16 saves in the win. Alex D'Orio made 43 stops in the loss.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Islanders: Forward Daniel Hardie.

Random stat: This is the final meeting of the season between the Sea Dogs and Islanders.

Islander to watch: Daniel Hardie leads Charlottetown in scoring with four goals and an assist in three games.

Notes: Ostap Safin leads Saint John in scoring with 24 goals and 53 points... Safin and Radim Salda each have a team high 29 assists... Derek Gentille leads Charlottetown in scoring with 54 points... Daniel Hardie has a team high 23 goals... Gentille leads the team in assists with 35... Saint John is 7-17-5-2 at home... Charlottetown is 16-12-2-0 on the road... the Isles are 6-2-2-0 in their last 10 games... Charlottetown has won three straight road games.

Out of town:
Moncton at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Drummondville at Blainville-Boisbriand - 7:00 PM EST
Baie-Comeau at Shawinigan - 7:00 PM EST
Chicoutimi at Sherbrooke - 7:00 PM EST

Next game: The Sea Dogs host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Friday at 7 p.m.

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