Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Home Opener Preview - Halifax Vs. Cape Breton

Jeremy Fraser

By: Jeremy Fraser

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles open their 16th season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Friday as they host the Halifax Mooseheads at Centre 200. Game time is scheduled for 7pm.

Friday night's home opener promises to be a good one, as the game will mark the fifth meeting in the last month between Cape Breton and Halifax. The last game between the two clubs came in the pre-season on September 9th in Halifax, a game which saw the Screaming Eagles defeat the Mooseheads 5-3 in front of 1,700 fans at the Halifax Forum. In four pre-season contests, the teams have combined for a total of 176 penalty minutes.

Also on  Friday night, the Screaming Eagles, during a pre-game ceremony, will honor former assistant coach Blair Joseph. Joseph has coached various teams in the community over the past 40 years and has been involved with the Screaming Eagles hockey club for the past 11 years.

The game will also feature contestants from Cape Breton’s Next Big Thing. Performing at centre ice during the pre-game ceremonies is Kyle Mischiek singing his hit song “We are an Island Remix” featuring Trax Cordero and Taylor Burton.  Performing the National Anthem will be Next Big Thing contestants  Jonathan MacInnis and Lena Murphy.



How the teams match up:

* Pre-season Numbers

Pre-Season Numbers

CapeBreton

Halfax

 

Record

1-2-0-1 – 3pts (5th in the Maritime Division, 16th overall)

4-2-0-0 – 8 pts – (3rd in the Maritime Division, 7th overall)

 

Home Record

0-1-0-1

2-1-0-0

 

Away  Record

1-1-0-0

2-1-0-0

 

Pre-Season Series Record

1-2-0-1

3-1-0-0

 

Goals For

13

22

 

Goals Against

14

19

 

Overall Power Play

22.2% (14th in the ‘Q’)

24.1% (8th in the ‘Q’)

 

Home Power Play

20.0% (15th in the ‘Q’)

38.5% (3rd in the ‘Q’)

 

Road Power Play

23.1% (10th in the ‘Q’)

12.5% (17th in the ‘Q’)

 

Overall Penalty Kill

75.0% (15th in the ‘Q’)

78.6% (8th in the ‘Q’)

 

Home Penalty Kill

77.8% (tied for 12th in the ‘Q’)

77.8% (tied for 12th in the ‘Q’)

 

Road Penalty Kill

71.4% (12th in the ‘Q’)

80.0% (5th in the ‘Q’)

 

Total Penalty Minutes

85 (5th in the Maritime Division)

135 (3rd  in the Maritime Division)

 


2012-13 Team Rosters:

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Pos

Name

Birthdate

Birth Place

G

David Honzik

93/08/09

Tabor, Czech Rep.

G

Philippe Trudeau

93/09/28

Blainville, Que

G

Alex Bureau

96/02/01

Trois-Rivières, Que

D

Loic Leduc

94/06/14

Châteauguay, Que

D

Jonathan Oligny

92/02/12

St-Mathieu,Que

D

Stephen Woodworth

93/01/21

Middleton, NS

D

Gareth Nicholson

95/06/08

Kentville, NS

D

Justin Haché

94/01/10

Petit-Rocher, NB

D

Jean-Simon Deslauriers

95/03.31

Trois-Rivières, Que

D

Simon Desmarais

94/03/22

St-Jean, Que

F

William Carrier

94/12/20

Lasalle, Que

F

Zachary Moody

96/05/25

Margaretville, NS

F

Simon Darveau

92/07/21

Ile Bizard, Que

F

Charles Guevremont

95/01/14

Ile-des-Soeurs, Que

F

Blake Millman

93/02/20

Toronto, ON

F

Alexandre Lavoie

92/11/17

Anjou, Que

F

Zach Beaton

95/03/12

Strattford, PE

F

Kyle Campbell

93/12/01

Halifax, NS

F

Bronson Beaton

95/02/16

Springhill, NS

F

Raphaël Corriveau

94/05/12

Lévis, Que

F

Cole Murphy

95/01/24

Halifax, NS

F

Clark Bishop

96/03/29

St. John’s, NL

F

Michael Clarke

93/05/20

Halifax, NS

F

Kyle Farrell

94/02/17

Howie Centre, NS

 

 

 

 


Hockey Staff:

General Manager - Pierre Roux
Head Coach - Ron Choules
Assistant Coach - Jean-François David
Assistant Coach - John Kibyuk
Goaltending Coach - Scott Gouthro

Athletic Therapist - Richard Girardin
Trainer - Buddy Clifford
Assistant Trainer - Alan Sidney




Halifax Mooseheads

Pos

Name

Birthdate

Birth Place

G

Zachary Fucale

95/05/28

Rosemère, Que

G

Anthony Terenzio

93/01/07

New Cannaan, CT

G

Chris Clarke

93/02/12

Halifax, NS

D

Brian Lovell

95/03/12

Châteauguay, Que

D

Trey Lewis

93/05/31

Moncton, NB

D

Brendan Duke

93/05/11

Halifax, NS

D

Konrad Abeltshauser

92/09/02

Bad Tolz, Germany

D

Randy Gazzola

93/09/13

St.Catharines, ON

D

Steve Gillard

92/02/01

St. John’s, NL

D

MacKenzie Weegar

94/01/07

Ottawa, ON

D

Austyn Hardie

94/02/18

Montréal, Que

F

Martin Frk

93/10/05

Pelhrimov, Czech Rep.

F

Brent Andrews

93/01/19

Charlottetown, PE

F

Stefan Fournier

92/04/30

Dorval,Que

F

Matthew Boudreau

93/03/09

St-Eustache, Que

F

Luca Ciampini

94/03/08

Montréal, Que

F

Max Lindsay

94/12/06

Hamilton, ON

F

Jonathan Drouin

95/03/27

Ste-Agathe

F

Nathan MacKinnon

95/09/01

Cole Harbour, NS

F

Dominic Beauchemin

93/06/06

Longueuil, Que

F

Liam Alcalde

95/03/15

Montréal, Que

F

Ryan Falkenham

95/10/09

Halifax, NS

F

Darcy Ashley

93/02/19

Alberton, PE

F

Andrew Ryan

94/01/15

St. John’s, NL


Hockey Staff:

General Manager - Cam Russell
Assistant General Manager - Robert LeBlanc
Head Coach - Dominique Ducharme
Assistant Coach - Jim Midgley
Assistant Coach - Steve Hartley
Goaltending Coach - Éric Raymond
Athletic Therapist - Diane Ouimet
Trainer - Chris MacDonald


Leading Scorers:

*Pre-season*

Forwards:

Cape Breton - William Carrier (2 GP, 2G, 3A, 5 pts), Michael Clarke (2 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 pts), Alexandre Lavoie (2 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 pts), Zachary Moody (3 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 3 pts) and Zach Beaton (3 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 pts).

Halifax - Stefan Fournier (3 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 6 pts), Matthew Boudreau (3 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 pts), Jonathan Drouin (2 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 pts), Max Lindsay (5 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 pts) and Darcy Ashley (3 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 pts).

Defensemen:

Cape Breton - Gareth Nicholson (2 GP, 0 G 1 A, 1 pt), Jonathan Oligny (2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 pt), Jean-Simon Deslauriers (3 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 pt), Simon Desmarais (3 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 pt) and Loic Leduc (3 GP, +3 rating and 10 penalty minutes).

Halifax - Randy Gazzola (6 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 pts), Brian Lovell (6 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 pts), MacKenzie Weegar (6 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 3 pts), Brendan Duke (2 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 pts) and Steve Gillard (4 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 1 pt).

Goaltenders:

Cape Breton - Philippe Trudeau (Record: 1-0-0-1, G.A.A.: 3.50, SV%: .879), Alex Bureau (Record: 0-0-0-0, G.A.A.: 2.00, SV%: .944) and David Honzik (Record: 0-0-0-0, G.A.A.: 0.00, SV%: .000).

Halifax - Zachary Fucale (Record: 0-1-0-0, G.A.A.: 5.06, SV%: .762), Anthony Terenzio (Record: 1-0-0-0, G.A.A.: 4.88, SV%: .733) and Chris Clarke (Record: 1-1-0-0, G.A.A.: 1.36, SV%: .923).

Injuries as of Thursday, September 20th:

Cape Breton -  David Honzik (Shoulder).

Halifax - Max Lindsay (headaches).

Suspensions as of Thursday, September 20th:

Cape Breton - None.

Halifax - Martin Frk (Spearing).

NHL Prospects:

Cape Breton - David Honzik (Vancouver), Justin Haché (Phoenix) and Loic Leduc (New York Islanders).

Halifax - Martin Frk (Detroit) and Konrad Abeltshauser (San Jose).


** Last season numbers for both teams

2011-12 Regular Season Numbers

Cape Breton

Halifax

 

 

 

Record

23-42-1-2 – 49 pts (5th in the Maritime Division, 16th overall)

39-22-2-5 – 85 pts (2nd in the Maritime Division, 6th overall)

Home Record

17-16-0-1

24-8-1-1

Away Record

6-26-1-1

15-14-1-4

Season Series

4-4-0-0

4-3-0-1

Goals for

219

250

Goals Against

306

230

Overall Power Play

22.3% (8th in the ‘Q’)

21.0% (10th in the ‘Q’)

Home Power Play

25.7% (4th in the’Q’)

21.2% (14th in the ‘Q’)

Road  Power Play

18.0% (14th in the ‘Q’)

20.7% (8th in the ‘Q’)

Overall Penalty Kill

70.6% (17th in the ‘Q’)

79.4% (6th in the ‘Q’)

Home Penalty Kill

71.5% (17th in the ‘Q’)

81.0% (6th in the ‘Q’)

Road Penalty Kill

69.7% (16th in the ‘Q’)

77.9% (8th in the ‘Q’)

Total Penalty Minutes

1,030 (4th in the Maritime Division)

943 (6th in the Maritime Division)

 
 

Schedule & Results

October 31 / 2014

 
CHA
4
7
MON
Final
 
 
 
SHA
3
5
QUE
Final
 
 
 
RIM
2
3
DRU
Final
 
 
 
CHI
5
7
BAC
Final
 
 
 
BAT
1
4
ROU
Final
 
 

November 01 / 2014

 
SHE
VS
BAC
 
 
RIM
VS
SHA
 
 
BAT
VS
VDO
04:00 PM ET
 
 
 
MON
VS
HAL
 
 
CAP
VS
SNB
 
 
VIC
VS
DRU
 
 
BLB
VS
QUE
07:00 PM ET
 
 
 
GAT
VS
ROU
07:00 PM ET
 

November 02 / 2014

 
HAL
VS
CHA
03:00 PM ET
 
 
DRU
VS
BLB
 
 
SHE
VS
CHI
 
 
GAT
VS
VDO
04:00 PM ET
 
 
RIM
VS
VIC
 
 

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