GAMEDAY #40: at Saint John

sea dogsGAME PREVIEW
SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS VS. HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS
Puck drops at 3:00pm
TV: Webcast | Radio: News 95.7 | Live: @HFXMooseheads
Harbour Station (6,200) ~ Saint John, NB

Your Halifax Mooseheads are finishing a home and home series against the Saint John Sea Dogs when they visit the New Brunswick city this afternoon. Today’s game is also the last match during a 3 games in 3 days series for both teams. Halifax has welcomed the fact that Nico Hischier has returned from the World Juniors scoring three goals in the last two games but they’ll have to deal without him in Saint John as he is a healthy scratch. The Sea Dogs will still be without Thomas Chabot, Mathieu Joseph and newly acquired Julien Gauthier after returning from playing for Team Canada in the WJC the last couple of weeks. With the Mooseheads playing so many games this week, fans can probably expect rookie goalie Alexis Gravel to start in nets for Halifax as veteran Blade Mann-Dixon has played all 3 games so far. Mann-Dixon was a big reason why the lower seed Herd defeated the division leading Dogs yesterday.

This is the third game between these two teams this season. Halifax is 2-0-0-0 against the Sea Dogs while Saint John has a 0-2-0-0 record versus the Mooseheads. The last match was yesterday in Moose Country where the home team won 4-1 on the back of Blade Mann-Dixon’s 46 saves. Nico Hischier and Max Fortier each had a goal and an assist.

OVERALL RECORDS
Mooseheads: 18-18-1-2 = 39 points (5th in Maritimes division, 12th overall)
Sea Dogs: 24-11-3-1 = 52 points (1st in Maritimes division, 2nd overall)

LEADING SCORERS
SNB: Matthew Highmore 59pts (23G & 36A), Mathieu Joseph 45pts (25G & 20A), Spencer Smallman 43pts (15G & 28A)
HAL: Maxime Fortier 62pts (21G & 41A), Nico Hischier 54pts (26G & 28A), Jake Coughler 32pts (20G & 12A)

PREVIOUS GAMES
See above.

ALUM ON SEA DOGS – None

HEAD-TO-HEAD
September 24  Saint John 3 at Halifax 4
December 16  Halifax at Saint John POSTPONED
January 7  Saint John 1 at Halifax 4
January 8  Halifax at Saint John – 3pm
February 3  Saint John at Halifax – 7pm
February 26  Halifax at Saint John – 3pm
March 1  Halifax at Saint John – 7pm
March 11  Halifax at Saint John – 7pm
March 18  Saint John at Halifax – 4pm

OUT OF TOWN
Titan vs. Screaming Eagles    3:00pm
Armada vs. Oceanic    4:00pm
Voltigeurs vs. Drakkar    4:00pm
Sagueneens vs. Tigres    5:00pm
Olympiques vs. Huskies    5:00pm
Foreurs vs. Remparts    5:00pm

AFTER THE BUZZER
The Mooseheads will be back home for Wednesday night hockey against the Charlottetown Islanders. Puck drops at 7pm.

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