Friday, February 17, 2017
Game Day 54: at Victoriaville
TV/Radio/Webcast: None/96.1 NewSong FM/QMJHL Live
Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 2-1 win in Charlottetown on Tuesday. Thomas Chabot and Nathan Noel scored for Saint John while Callum Booth made 28 saves in the victory. The Tigres are coming off a 6-5 overtime loss to the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Wednesday. Austin Eastman scored twice while Maxime Comtois, Bradley Lalonde and Alexandre Goulet scored singles. James Povall made 31 saves in the loss.
2016-17 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-0-1-0 against the Tigres this season while Victoriaville is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.
Last meeting: Dec. 8 at Harbour Station where the Tigres defeated the Sea Dogs 4-3 in overtime. Ivan Kosorenkov scored two goals for Victoriaville while singles came from Felix Lauzon and Alexandre Goulet. Matthew Highmore had two goals for Saint John while Mathieu Joseph added a solo marker. Olivier Tremblay made 22 saves in the win. Alex Bishop made 39 stops in the loss.
Random stat: Saint John's 18 road wins lead the QMJHL. The Dogs are 18-7-1-1 on the road this year, which is quite comparable to their home record of 18-6-2-0.
Three Things to Know
1. The Tigres will be retiring Alexandre Daigle's No. 91 before tonight's game.
2. This is Saint John's final Quebec road trip of the regular season. They are 6-1-1-0 against East Division teams.
3. Mathieu Joseph has points in 18 straight road games.
Notes: Matthew Highmore leads Saint John in scoring with 74 points... Bokondji Imama leads the team in goals with 32... Highmore's 47 assists lead the team... Alexandre Goulet leads the Tigres in scoring with 72 points... Ivan Kosorenkov leads Victoriaville in goals with 32... Goulet has a team high 42 assists... the Tigres are 14-11-1-1 at home... Kosorenkov is second in rookie scoring with 57 points. He is also second in goals and fourth in assists... Simon Bourque is fifth in defencemen scoring (44 points) while Vincent Lanoue is sixth (43)... Saint John continues to have the league's best power play (30.5%) and penalty kill (85.3%)... Saint John has scored the most shorthanded goals (15) while Victoriaville has allowed the fewest (three)... the Sea Dogs have won seven straight road games.
Out of town:
Halifax at Acadie-Bathurst - 7:00 PM AST
Charlottetown at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Chicoutimi at Baie-Comeau - 7:30 PM EST
Québec at Drummondville - 7:30 PM EST
Sherbrooke at Gatineau - 7:30 PM EST
Rimouski at Rouyn-Noranda - 7:30 PM EST
Cape Breton at Val-d'Or - 7:30 PM EST
Next game: The Sea Dogs continue their road trip tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Chicoutimi.