Victoriaville Tigres vs Saint John Sea Dogs
Today, October 9, 2011 at 3pm
SAINT JOHN – Revenge will be on the minds of the Saint John Sea Dogs this afternoon as they host the Victoriaville Tigres. Game time is 3pm at Harbour Station.
The Tigres embarrassed the Sea Dogs 7-0 last weekend in Victoriaville, handing Saint John their first shutout loss in nearly two years. It wasn't pretty.
Sea Dogs goaltender Mathieu Corbeil was yanked after allowing four goals on 21 shots. Charlie Millen, who was put on waivers by the Dogs yesterday, allowed four goals on 21 shots in relief.
Both the Tigres and the Sea Dogs are expected to strong contenders in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season. Victoriaville enters play today with a record of 8-3-0-0 which is good for eighth overall in the league and third in the tough Telus East Division. The Tigres were ranked fifth in the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings this past week.
Victoriaville is wrapping up a short trip through the Maritimes this afternoon. The team defeated the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5-3 on Friday night, had yesterday off, play the Sea Dogs today and then head home. The team bus could be seen driving down Station St. before yesterday’s game.
Saint John enters play with a record of 6-4-0-0 and sit in a tie for first in the Maritimes Division and eighth overall in the league. After an 0-3 start, the team has gone 6-1-0-0 since. They were ranked sixth in the Top 10 this week.
The Sea Dogs have added two big pieces and lost one since that game last Saturday in Victoriaville. Jonathan Huberdeau made his season debut last night against Rimouski while Charles-Olivier Roussel made his Sea Dogs debut. Stanislav Galiev is out indefinitely with a broken wrist.
Today should feature an entertaining contest.
IN NET: David Honzik has a 3-3-0-0 record with a 3.79 goals against average and a 0.874 save percentage since returning from Vancouver Canucks camp. He recorded a shutout last weekend in the Tigres’ 7-0 win over Saint John.
LAST GAME: The Tigres are coming off a 5-3 victory in Bathurst on Friday night. Philippe Halley had two goals while Carl-Antoine Delisle, Phillip Danault and Stefan Fournier had single markers. David Honzik made 23 saves for the win in net.
Best Tigres Video We Could Find On YouTube: Some pre-game pumpage.
IN NET: Mathieu Corbeil is 5-1-0-0 this season with a 2.57 goals against average and a 0.910 save percentage. His stats are among the best in the league.
The team put Charlie Millen on waivers yesterday, meaning the backup role belongs to Sebastien Auger.
OUT OF ACTION: Stanislav Galiev will miss the contest and many more with a broken wrist. He is expected to be out for a few weeks.
LAST GAME: The Sea Dogs are coming off an 8-2 win over the Rimouski Oceanic last night at Harbour Station. Stephen MacAulay and Danick Gauthier each had two goals while Zack Phillips, Tomas Jurco, Scott Oke and Charles-Olivier Roussel added singles. Ryan Tesink had four assists. Mathieu Corbeil made 19 saves for the win.
Cape Breton at Halifax - 2:00 PM ADT
P.E.I. at Acadie-Bathurst - 4:00 PM ADT
Rimouski at Moncton - 4:00 PM ADT
Val-d'Or at Blainville-Boisbriand - 4:00 PM EDT
Chicoutimi at Drummondville - 4:00 PM EDT
Rouyn-Noranda at Gatineau - 4:00 PM EDT
Quebec at Shawinigan - 4:00 PM EDT
Venue: Harbour Station
Average Attendance: 3,795
Radio (Sea Dogs): News 88.9 FM
Live Web Feed: Telus
Post-Game Coverage: Station Nation, Telegraph-Journal, La Nouvelle Union
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The Sea Dogs hit the road for Quebec this week. They visit the Gatineau Olympiques on Wednesday at 8:30pm.
Photo Credits: QMJHL, Google
Photo Credits: QMJHL, Google