Friday, August 22, 2014

38 Remain At Sea Dogs Camp

SAINT JOHN – Via the Dog Bytes Newsletter, here’s an updated look at Saint John’s training camp roster heading into this weekend’ pre-season action.

Christopher Smith
Sebastien Auger
Blade Mann-Dixon
Bobby Dugan

Bailey Webster
Braydon Blight
Luke Green
Louis-Philip Fortin
Jack Van Boekel
Adam Bateman
Sheehan Kirkwood
Olivier LeBlanc
Thomas Chabot
Jakub Zboril
Gareth Nicholson

Adam Marsh
Samuel Dove-McFalls
Nathan Noel
Stefano Pezzetta
Matt Green
Cody Grant
Kyle Ward
Taylor Fielding
Drew Gross
Declan Smith
Mathieu Joseph
Ryan Kenny
Daniel Del Paggio
Matthew Highmore
Spencer Smallman
Julien Tessier
Mark Tremaine
Juraj Siska
Nikita Li
Mitchell Dempsey
Marcus Cuomo
Chris Sarault
Francis Theriault

Pre-Season Game Day 3 - vs Mooseheads

A preview of tonight’s pre-season game between the Halifax Mooseheads and Saint John Sea Dogs…

When and where: Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Harbour Station

TV/Radio: None

Records: The Sea Dogs are 1-1-0-0 in pre-season play and sit fifth in the Maritimes Division and 12th overall with two points. The Mooseheads are fourth in the Maritimes and 10th overall with a 1-1-0-0 record for two points.

Last games: Saint John lost 3-2 last Saturday in Dartmouth. Brett Crossley, Brandon Vuic, and Jacob Jacques scored for the Moose while Stefano Pezzetta scored both Saint John goals. Halifax is coming off a 4-3 loss in Cape Breton on Sunday. Cavan Fitzgerald, Matt Murphy, and Dominik Blain-Dupuis scored for Halifax.

2013-14 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs went 1-7-0-0 against the Mooseheads last season while Halifax went 7-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: August 16 in Dartmouth. See above for info.

Random stat: Of Kelly Bent’s 12 fighting majors last season, four were against the Mooseheads.

Ex-Sea Dogs on the Mooseheads: Kelly Bent

HFX notes: Brandon Vuic leads the Mooseheads in scoring with a goal and an assist for two points… six Mooseheads have scored in exhibition play so far… goaltender Kevin Resop has allowed two goals on 27 shots in just over 60 minutes of action… Winnipeg Jets first round pick Nikolaj Ehlers reported to Mooseheads camp this week… the Moose claimed Sea Dogs forward Kelly Bent off waivers this week.

SJ notes: Stefano Pezzetta leads the Sea Dogs in scoring with three goals and an assist for four points… Nathan Noel and Juraj Siska each have two goals… Braydon Blight, Mathieu Joseph, and Sheehan Kirkwood all have two assists… Pezzetta’s three goals place him in a tie for second in the league… Saint John has played one other pre-season game at Harbour Station this year, a 7-2 win over Cape Breton last Friday… Jakub Zboril, Saint John’s top pick in the CHL Import Draft, practiced with the Sea Dogs yesterday.

Notebook: Pre-Season Resumes Tonight

The Saint John Sea Dogs return to pre-season action this weekend.

Tonight, the Sea Dogs host the Halifax Mooseheads at Harbour Station. Game time is the usual 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for season ticket holders.

The Sea Dogs and Mooseheads also meet on Saturday at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. Game time for that match is 7:00 p.m. Tickets for that contest are still available at the arena box office and online at

Saint John, 1-1 in exhibition in play, also host the Charlottetown Islanders on September 5 and visit the Island on September 6 for pre-season matches.

Forward Ryan Migliaccio, released from Saint John’s training camp roster this week, tweeted that he will be returning to the GOJHL’s Guelph Hurricanes.
In 26 games with the Hurricanes last season, the 18-year old registered 10 goals and 16 assists.

The Woodstock Slammers released their training camp roster this morning. Some notable names on the roster include Antoine Landry, Jeff Krichew, Mackenzie Brown, Riley Craft, and Johnny Erbs.

The Slammers are scheduled to play a pre-season game in St. Stephen against the County Aces on September 5.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dogs Announce Roster Moves

The Saint John Sea Dogs announced a number of roster moves today.

19-year old forward Kelly Bent is no longer with the team after being claimed off waivers by the Halifax Mooseheads. In 103 career QMJHL games, the gritty forward has recorded five goals and five assists.

The Sea Dogs acquired Bent from the Gatineau Olympiques last year. Last season he registered four goals and two assists in 56 regular season games with Saint John.

Prior to Saint John and Gatineau, Bent was with the PEI Rocket.
Saint John has added another forward to their camp roster. 20-year old Taylor Fielding has been invited to training camp as a free agent. The 6’1”, 207 lbs right winger has played the past four years with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s. Last season he registered five goals and 11 assists in 65 contests.

The Sea Dogs only have two other 20-year olds at camp – goaltender Sebastien Auger and forward Mark Tremaine.

The Dogs also announced today that free agent invite Ryan Migliaccio has been released by the team. The Kitchener native played in five games with the OHL’s Guelph Storm last season. Migliaccio recorded an assist in Saturday’s Sea Dogs pre-season loss in Dartmouth.

Saint John’s next pre-season game is on Friday night at Harbour Station against the Mooseheads.

Six Sea Dogs Games Will Be On TV Stations You Probably Don't Have

Four regular season Saint John Sea Dogs games will be shown on Eastlink TV this season.

Most notably, the Sea Dogs’ season opener in Charlottetown will be broadcast. Here are which games will be shown on Eastlink cable this year:

Friday, September 12 – Saint John at Charlottetown
Friday, October 3 – Saint John at Cape Breton
Friday, November 7 – Saint John at Halifax
Friday, March 20 – Saint John Charlottetown

Eastlink’s full QMJHL schedule can be found here.

In other TV news, two regular season Sea Dogs games will be broadcast en francais on TVA Sports this year.

Saint John’s game in Chicoutimi on November 14 and their match in Drummondville on January 30 will be broadcast on the network. In total, TVA Sports will air 55 junior hockey games this season.

No official word on rumours regarding Rogers TV broadcasts or the new QMJHL webcasting packages have been released yet. We have contacted Rogers TV for comment but they have yet to respond.