Saturday, January 12, 2019

Game Day 43: at Bathurst

BATHURST - The Saint John Sea Dogs could move into a playoff spot with a win tonight.

A Sea Dogs win and a Shawinigan Cataractes loss would push Saint John into the league's final playoff position. The Cataractes would still have a game in hand, though.

Game time tonight for the Sea Dogs' road match against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan is 7 p.m.

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/Sea Dogs Live/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are 10-29-2-1 for 23 points (fifth Maritimes, ninth Eastern, 17th QMJHL) while the Titan are 7-32-1-1 for 16 points (sixth Maritimes, 10th Eastern, 18th QMJHL).

Last games: The Sea Dogs and Titan met last night at the KC Irving Regional Centre with Saint John winning 4-3 in overtime. Benjamin Gagne, William Poirier, James White and Filip Prikryl scored for Saint John. Jesse Sutton, Liam Leonard and Mathieu Desgagnes scored for the Titan. Zachary Bouthiller made 18 stops in the win. Mark Grametbauer made 28 stops in the loss.

2018-19 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 2-4-0-0 against the Titan this season while Bathurst is 4-1-1-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Last night. See above.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Titan: Defenseman Ian Smallwood.

Titan to watch: With another goal and an assist last night, Jesse Sutton has two goals and two assists in five games since joining the Titan.

Random stat: The Titan are just 1-18-1-1 at home this season and have lost 17 straight games at the KC Irving Regional Centre.

Notes: Robbie Burt leads the Sea Dogs in points with 28 and goals with 15... Maxim Cajkovic, Brady Burns and Benjamin Gagne are tied for the team lead in assists with 16 each... Jesse Sutton leads Bathurst in points with 27, goals with 13 and assists with 14... Saint John is 3-14-0-1 on the road... James White has goals in three straight road games... the Sea Dogs have won three straight road games.

Out of town:
Gatineau at Baie-Comeau - 4:00 PM EST
Val-d'Or at Chicoutimi - 4:00 PM EST
Victoriaville at Rimouski - 4:00 PM EST
Shawinigan at Cape Breton - 7:00 PM AST
Rouyn-Noranda at Charlottetown - 7:00 PM AST

Next game: The Sea Dogs visit the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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