Eagles Visit Sags In Chicoutimi In Game Two Of Road Trip
It’s game two of the three in three for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles as they visit the Chicoutimi Saguenéens and their international size ice surface tonight.
Tonight’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the two clubs. The Eagles edged the Sags 4-3 back on October 18th at Centre 200. Cape Breton also holds the edge in the current standings, holding the 12th position at 19-18-4 (9-10 on the road) while Chicoutimi is 16th at 16-21-4 (9-9-1 on the road.) Both teams played last night, with the Eagles winning 6-1 in Québec and the Sags falling 4-1 on home ice to the Bathurst Titan.
Chicoutimi’s offense is lead by Kevin Kilma who is fifth in scoring in the QMJHL with 48 points in 41 games. On the backend former Halifax Moosehead Morgan Nauss has driven the brigade with ten points in his last nine games.
Another ex-Maritime based player is a new face in Chicoutimi, as former Moncton Wildcat and Charlottetown Islander Samuel Meisenheimer (22 points in 38 games) has made his way to the Sags. The new 20 year old on the backend also has a unique tie to the Maritimes- Stephen Templeton is the grandson of former Nova Scotia Voyaguers head coach Bert Templeton. Templeton came to Chicoutimi as a free agent from the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
For the Screaming Eagles, Phélix Martineau has moved up to 15th in league scoring after a three point night against the Remparts. Cape Breton is also hopeful for offense for Egor Sokolov, as the rookie snapped a nine game goalless drought last night. Thus far the Russian forward, who will play in the Top Prospects game, has 29 points in 39 games this season. (At the Prospects Game Sokolov will be teammates with his countryman Vladislav Kotkov of Chicoutimi, who with 31 points in 35 games has been considered an early second round NHL pick in some mock drafts.)
Kyle Jessiman will get the call in goal for Cape Breton and the 18 year old had shone in his last two games. He’s stopped 49 of 52 shots in picking back to back victories. 2018 has been very kind to the Eagles, as the team is 3-0-1 since the calendar flipped.
Tonight’s game goes at 8:30 Atlantic time. You can catch all the action beginning with the pre-game show on 1270 CJCB with Patrick McNeil. Go Eagles Go!