Eagles Head To The Port City For Two Game Set
The Cape Breton Eagles are heading out onto the road this weekend for the first time this season, and they’ll have reinforcements as they look for their first victory with a pair of contests against the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Cam Squires and Cam MacDonald will be in the lineup on Friday night. For Squires, it marks his first QMJHL game as an NHL drafted player. The New Jersey Devils fourth rounder scored 30 goals in his second season with the Eagles last season.
MacDonald, an overage forward, is making his Eagles debut after a stint at Arizona Coyotes training camp as a free agent. MacDonald was acquired from Gatineau by the Eagles in the off-season, but prior to his half-season in Gatineau, spent 2.5 seasons with Saint John, winning the Memorial Cup in 2022. This will be his first appearance in Saint John as a visiting player. Last year he notched 56 points in 58 games. Tonight he’lll be facing a Sea Dogs team that notched a victory and an overtime loss in two outings last weekend against Acadie-Bathurst.
Here’s what else you need to know ahead of tonight’s game!
Venue: TD Station, Saint John, NB
Puck drop: 7 PM AST
Radio Coverage: 1270 AM CJCB or online at www.cjcbradio.com
Live stats: https://shorturl.at/ehJU7
|CAPE BRETON||SAINT JOHN|
|4-5-0-0||LAST YEAR’S SEASON SERIES||5-3-1-0|
|Saturday, Moncton 9 @ Cape Breton 1||LAST GAME RESULT||Saturday, Bathurst 5 @ Saint John 4 (SO)|
|Cole Burbidge (6 shots in two games)||KEY PERFORMER LAST WEEKEND||Vince Élie, Eriks Mateiko, Pavel Simek (three points in two games)|
|0/6||POWER PLAY THIS SEASON||1/6|
|4/5||PENALTY KILL THIS SEASON||5/6|
|Zach Biggar (20 year old defenseman)||CAPTAINS||Peter Reynolds (20 year old forward)|
|Émile Ricard (12th overall)||TOP 2023 DRAFT PICK||Egan Beveridge (30th overall)|
|Cam MacDonald (forward/trade)||OFF-SEASON OVERAGE ADDITIONS||Patrick Leaver (goaltender/free agent)|