Sunday, October 21, 2018

RECAP: Sea Dogs lose 9-2

FINAL: Cape Breton 9, Saint John 2
SAINT JOHN - It was a weekend to forget for the Saint John Sea Dogs.

After suffering a 5-0 loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Saturday, things went even worse for the team on Sunday afternoon, falling 9-2 to the same Eagles squad at Harbour Station.

Saint John was down just 2-1 after the first, but three goals by the Eagles in the opening 10 minutes of the third guided the visitors to an easy victory. Cape Breton is now 4-0-0-1 in their past five games.

The Eagles had nine different goal scorers on Sunday: Leon Gawanke, Mitchell Balmas, Mathias Laferriere, Felix Lafrance, Egor Sokolov, Gabriel Proulx, Brooklyn Kalmikov, Declan Smith and Alex Drover. Kevin Mandolese, who also started Saturday night's game, made 30 saves in the win.

Saint John goals came from Yohan Plamondon and Charlie DesRoches. Tommy DaSilva had another rough start, allowing nine goals on 33 shots.

Game Day 13: vs Screaming Eagles

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles meet again this afternoon at Harbour Station.

The Sea Dogs were in Saturday's game until the third period. The Screaming Eagles scored two quick goals in the final frame and then added two more to take the game 5-0.

Game time for today's rematch is 3 p.m.

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/Sea Dogs Radio/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are 2-7-2-1 for seven points (fifth Maritimes, 15th QMJHL) while the Screaming Eagles are 6-6-1-0 for 13 points (fourth Maritimes, 11th QMJHL)

Last games: The Sea Dogs and Screaming Eagles met last night at Harbour Station with the visitors winning 5-0. Egor Sokolov scored twice for Cape Breton while singles came from Wilson Forest, Ryan Francis and Liam Kidney. Kevin Mandolese made 15 saves in the shutout win. Alex D'Orio made 36 saves in the loss.

2018-19 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-1-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 1-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

RECAP: Sea Dogs lose 5-0

FINAL: Cape Breton 5, Saint John 0
SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs let a close game get away from them on Saturday night at Harbour Station.

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles scored four times in the third period to edge the Sea Dogs 5-0. It was anybodies game heading into the final period - especially given how both teams were struggling to produce much of anything on the power play - but a couple quick goals set up a dominant final 20 minutes for the Eagles.

The Sea Dogs have had their struggles in third periods this season, now being outscored by a total of 25-9. Last Sunday's performance in Charlottetown was hopefully going to be a sign of the team turning things around - but apparently not.

Egor Sokolov scored twice for Cape Breton while singles came from Wilson Forest, Ryan Francis and Liam Kidney. Kevin Mandolese made 15 saves in the win.

Alex D'Orio made 36 saves in the loss.

The two teams meet again on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station.

Game Day 12: vs Screaming Eagles

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs return to action tonight, hosting the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

These two teams met a couple weeks ago at Harbour Station in a game that saw the Sea Dogs end their six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Screaming Eagles.

Game time tonight for "Pink in the Rink" is 7 p.m.

TV/Radio/Webcast: Rogers TV/Sea Dogs Radio/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are 2-6-2-1 for seven points (fifth Maritimes, 15th QMJHL) while the Screaming Eagles are 5-6-0-1 for 11 points (fourth Maritimes, 14th QMJHL).

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 6-5 shootout loss to the Islanders in Charlottetown last Sunday. Robbie Burt scored twice while singles came from Josh Lawrence, Charlie DesRoches and William Poirier. Alex D'Orio made 49 saves in the loss. The Screaming Eagles are coming off a 4-3 overtime home loss to the Rimouski Oceanic on Thursday. Wilson Forest, Mathias Laferriere, Gabriel Proulx and Mitchell Balmas. Kevin Mandolese made 19 stops in the loss.

2018-19 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 1-0-0-0 against the Screaming Eagles this season while Cape Breton is 0-1-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Oct. 9 at Harbour Station where the Sea Dogs defeated the Screaming Eagles 5-3. Yohan Plamondon and Anthony Boucher scored two goals each for Saint John while Maxim Cajkovic also scored. Mitchell Balmas, Brooklyn Kalmikov and Ryan Francis scored for Cape Breton. Alex D'Orio made 36 stops in the win. Kevin Mandolese made seven stops before being pulled early in the second period. William Grimard made 16 stops in relief.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

RECAP: Sea Dogs lose 6-5 (SO)

FINAL: Saint John 5, Charlottetown 6 (SO)
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI - Two teams that have struggled to score this season had no problem finding the back of the net on Sunday afternoon at Eastlink Centre.

The Saint John Sea Dogs and Charlottetown Islanders, who entered the game as the league's two worst offensive teams (based on average goals per game), skated to a 5-5 tie through 65 minutes of hockey. The Islanders picked up the 6-5 victory thanks to Daniel Hardie's shootout goal.

The Islanders led 4-1 after 40 minutes and, given Saint John's third period struggles this season (they entered the game with five third period goals all year), looked like they would cruise to victory. But two quick goals by the Sea Dogs early in the third turned the tides. The Isles restored their two-goal lead, only to have it evaporate by a confident looking Saint John team.

The Sea Dogs had a number of chances to win the game in overtime, but Islanders goaltender Matthew Welsh made several tremendous saves. Welsh made 18 stops in the win (although the shot clock in the building had a lot more shots recorded by both teams).

Hunter Drew, Liam Peyton, Kevin Gursoy, Derek Gentile and Nikita Alexandrov all scored for Charlottetown. Gentile also had a pair of assists.

Saint John had a pair of goals from Robbie Burt and singles from Josh Lawrence, Charlie DesRoches and William Poirier. Alex D'Orio made 43 stops in the loss.

Game Day 11: at Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI - The Saint John Sea Dogs are back in action this afternoon, visiting the Charlottetown Islanders.

The Sea Dogs will look to rebound from a 4-0 home loss to the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday, a loss that saw the club hang with the Maritimes Division leaders for 40 minutes only to let things slip away early in the third.

Game time this afternoon is 3 p.m. at Eastlink Centre.

TV/Radio/Webcast: None/Sea Dogs Radio/QMJHL Live

Records: The Sea Dogs are 2-6-2-0 for six points (sixth Maritimes, 17th QMJHL) while the Islanders are 4-5-1-0 for nine points (third Maritimes, 12th QMJHL).

Last games: The Sea Dogs are coming off a 4-0 home loss to the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday. Alex D'Orio made 34 stops in the loss. The Islanders are coming off a 4-1 road win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Friday. Liam Peyton, William Sirman, Hunter Drew and Daniel Hardie all scored for Charlottetown. Matthew Welsh made 22 stops in the victory.

2018-19 head-to-head: The Sea Dogs are 0-1-0-0 against the Islanders this season while Charlottetown is 1-0-0-0 against Saint John.

Last meeting: Sept. 26 in Charlottetown where the Islanders shutout the Sea Dogs 4-0. Keith Getson, Thomas Casey, Kevin Gursoy and Zachary Beauregard all scored for the Isles. Matthew Welsh made 32 stops in the win. Alex D'Orio made 37 saves in the loss.