Thursday night in WildTown will feature a Maritime Division battle — the 2nd place Wildcats take on 4th place Titan. The teams are separated by just a single point and have split their 2 games so far this season.
Acadie-Bathurst are led by 2022 World Junior Champion & Canadiens’ prospect Riley Kidney (13G, 28A) who could be playing his final game in a Titan uniform, as he will be highly sought after during the Christmas trading period and will likely be a member of Canada’s 2023 World Junior team shortly. The Titan also have offensive weapons in 19 year-old Jacob Melanson (18G, 13A) and overager Ben Allison (17G, 14A). The Titan crease has been taken over by Russian netminder Sergei Litvinov since Czech Jan Bednar suffered an injury in late October
Solid goaltending the last 2 games didn’t result in any wins for the Wildcats, but it’s not for lack of effort up front — the Cats threw 70 shots at opposition goalies last weekend but couldn’t find their scoring touch. The absence of Yoan Loshing for December is a big hole to fill, but it looks like Charles Beaudoin & Thomas Auger are ready for a return to the lineup. 2022 draft pick Riley Sampson (Rd 7, #115) has been called up from Rothesay Netherwood to practice with the Wildcats this week. He will be ready to go, if needed.
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Season seat members can donate their unused season tickets to local families this holiday season, through our food box program. Should you wish to donate unused tickets, please bring them to Susan at Guest Services during any December game.
THINGS TO KNOW FOR THURSDAY:
- The 50/50 raffle has a $4,000 Jackpot guarantee. Don’t forget to buy you raffle tickets online now or at the game.
- Group tickets are available for every home game by calling Shawn at 506-382-5555. Great seats at our best ticket prices for your group of 10+.
- Our PAL Airlines Family 4-Pack is one of the best family deals you’ll find in Moncton — 2 adults & 2 youths for just $40.40 plus fees. Additional youths just $7.70. Every time you buy one you get a chance to win round-trip airfare for 4 anywhere PAL Airlines flies. Available every home game on Ticketmaster.
- Celebrate your child’s birthday with Wild Willie & the Wildcats and take advantage of special group rates.
- The Rogers Items of the Game at the Roar Store are brand new “WildTown” t-shirts. Save 15%!
- Kidsport New Brunswick will be in the CSN Collision Centres-Champlain Community Corner.
- Wildcats players not playing in tonight’s game will be signing autographs during the 1st intermission.
- Rookie D-man Adam Fortier-Gendron will be signing autographs post-game in the lobby.