Wildcats host Val-D’Or tonight
Jeff Robichaud, News 91.9FM
The Moncton Wildcats look to continue on their solid play to make it 3 in a row when they play host to the Val-D’Or Foreurs tonight at the Moncton Coliseum.
Wildcats have been getting solid play from top to bottom in their line-up and starts on the back end where Roman Will has been solid in all 5 games so far this season with a 3-2 record and a solid 2.62 GAA and an .895 save %. The Blue line that is missing both Dan Milan and Brandon Gormley to NHL camps has played very well considering the experience they have. James Melindy has been solid in his second season with the Cats. He’s been averaging almost 20 minutes a game playing in all situations. Rookies Samuel Roussy and Cameron MacDonald have been great additions on the back end showing their poise and calmness with the puck. Myles McGurty who has only played in games 6 since training camp has seen himself starting to get more and more accustomed to the speed and phycialness of the QMJHL. That was no more evident than in the 3rd period against Halifax on Saturday night when Melindy was taken out of the game everyone had to pick up the slack and McGurty did a great job of shutting down Nathan MacKinnon late in the 3rd period.
Up front the Wildcats are getting the job done as well as of late. The usual Suspects of the Saulnier brothers Alex and Allain along with Patrick Delisle-Houde on the top line has countered for most of Monctons offence so far this season. Devon MacAusland, Brandon Shea and Marek Hrivik have shown some good chemistry early and have found the net on a few occasions so far. Shea is the only one on that line not to score yet but once he gets that monkey off his back he will have himself a solid season offensively. The 3rd and 4th lines for the Wildcats have also played solid in the first 5 games. Paying solid defensively and doing a great job of shutting down the other team’s top lines.
Val-D’or coming off a 3-2 victory on Tuesday in Bathurst is slowly getting reinforcements back from NL camps as well Cedrick Henley and Artem Sergeev have joined the team here in Moncton. It is un-certain if they will be in the Line-up tonight. They look to improve on their 2-3 start of the season.
I’ll be on the air with the Wildcats pre-game show tonight starting at 6:30 with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 PM
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