The QMJHL makes its CHL Saturday Showcase debut as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan pay a visit to their cross-provincial rival the Moncton Wildcats at 3:30pm ET/4:30pm AT.
Both teams come off Friday night losses as the Titan fell 5-2 on the road in Halifax while the Wildcats lost 4-3 in overtime to the Saint John Sea Dogs on home ice.
The 18-9-5-2 Titan had been on quite a roll until just recently. Boasting one of the league’s best power play units, Acadie-Bathurst features a number of capable goal-scorers in Anaheim Ducks prospect Antoine Morand, Philadelphia Flyers first round pick German Rubtsov and back-to-back 30+ goal scorer Jeffrey Truchon-Viel.
On the back end, draft eligible rearguard Noah Dobson has the scouts talking. The 17-year-old from Summerside, PE was recently named to the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game coming up January 25th in Guelph, Ont.
Across the ice, the host Moncton Wildcats are looking to reverse a tough trend of late, having dropped eight of their past 10 games following a strong start to the season.
Eighteen year-olds Jeremy McKenna and Mika Cyr have led the team offensively with 16 goals apiece while 16-year-old standout Jakob Pelletier has proven to be one of the top young playmakers in the QMJHL this season, registering 29 points (8-21–29) in as many games.
Catch all of the action between the Titan and the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon as Sportsnet’s RJ Broadhead and Sam Cosentino have all of the action from Moncton.
100TH MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP TOUR CONTINUES IN MONCTON
After a memorable time in Vancouver last weekend, the Memorial Cup has travelled coast-to-coast, touching down in Moncton for this weekend’s action.
The prestigious trophy was present for Moncton’s 2019 Mastercard Memorial Cup intent to bid announcement on Friday.