Dec 11: Mooseheads vs. Sea Dogs preview

GAMEDAY
HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS VS SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS
Puck drops at 7:00pm
TV: Webcast | Radio: News 95.7 | Live: @MC_MooseCountry
Scotiabank Centre (10,595) ~ Halifax, NS
vs SNBTonight, the Mooseheads will welcome back Matt Murphy but he’ll be in enemy colours after getting traded from the Quebec Remparts to the Saint John Sea Dogs yesterday. This will add another level of excitement when these two teams play for the rest of the season and should give the Dogs a veteran presence while they make their run for the President’s Cup later in the year. Saint John is the better team in this game but Halifax showed on the weekend that they can play against the top teams in the league for most of the game. Timo Meier will be playing his last game before Christmas break tonight as he will leave for Finland tomorrow for the 2016 World Junior Championships. It’ll be interesting to see who will suit up with Max Fortier and Danny Moynihan while Meier is gone but for now this top line will have to keep scoring like they have been all season if the Mooseheads want to defeat the Dogs.

Overall Records
Sea Dogs: 18-11-2-0 = 38 points (2nd in Maritimes division, 8th overall)
Mooseheads: 11-16-3-1 = 26 points (5th in Maritimes division, 16th overall)

Leading Scorers
HAL: Maxime Fortier 36pts (16G & 20A), Danny Moynihan 35pts (20G & 15A), Timo Meier 30pts (9G & 21A)
SNB: Mathieu Joseph 27pts (14G & 13A), Matthew Highmore 27pts (9G & 18A), Sam Povorozniouk 23pts (14G & 9A)

Last Games
Saint John is coming off 6-2 victory in Moncton on Wednesday night. Luke Green and Matheu Joseph each scored 2 goals to lead the Sea Dogs while Marc-Antoine Turcotte stopped 29 of the Wildcats’ 31 shots.

Halifax is coming off a disappointing 6-1 loss on Saturday night to the Foreurs. Cody Donaghey scored the lone goal for the Mooseheads while Kevin Resop made 29 saves to pick up the loss against Val-d’Or.

Season Series
Head to Head: 1-1-1-0 = 3 points
September 12  Halifax 2 at Saint John 5
September 19  Saint John 1 at Halifax 5
November 14  Saint John 3 at Halifax 2 OT
December 11  Saint John at Halifax – 7pm
December 18  Halifax at Saint John – 7pm
February 25  Halifax at Saint John – 7pm

Out of Town
Titan vs Voltigeurs 7:00pm
Screaming Eagles vs Oceanic 7:00pm
Islanders vs Wildcats 7:00pm
Remparts vs Sagueneens 8:00pm
Phoenix vs Drakkar 8:00pm
Huskies vs Cataractes 8:30pm
Foreurs vs Olympiques 8:30pm

After the Buzzer
The Drummondville Voltigeurs will be visiting Moose Country on Sunday afternoon. Puck drops at 3pm.

 

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