PASSINGHAM STILL SHINING
Troy Passingham is continuing his unbelievable run with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. Passingham, who played for Saint John as a third string goalie before being released last season, is now 16-2-2 for the Spits this season and has 2.46 GAA and 0.907 save percentage.
He has helped the Memorial Cup champions become ranked second in the country in the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings this past week. Station Nation has them ranked sixth in the nation.
“We’d been in a lot of trouble right now if we didn’t have Passingham,” Windsor coach Bob Boughner told the Windsor Star, “a whole lot of trouble.”
To read the full article on Passingham click HERE.
SEA DOGS TRYING TO STAY HEALTHY
“The Q-League has cancelled another game after several players in Shawinigan have gotten sick. They were supposed to play host to the Rocket tomorrow night,” said a Country 94.1 news release. “This comes after Moncton had to cancel a pair of their games when several players got sick as well. President of the Saint John Sea Dogs Wayne Long tells CHSJ News, they are taking steps to stay healthy including seperate water-bottles, towels and keeping everything clean as it can be.”
“The Wildcats faced a lot of pressure from the public after learning the team had been given the H1N1 shot privately and not at a clinic. Ironically, most of the team ended up getting sick.”
GELINAS PROVING DOUBTERS WRONG
Marc-Antoine Gelinas has been proving QMJHL experts and fans wrong as he has been one of the best goaltenders in the league this season. Gelinas has league best 2.22 GAA and save percentage of 0.924 among starters. He is second in the league with a record of 13-3-0.
He will likely start today against Acadie-Bathurst at Harbour Station.
To view a Chronicle Herald article on Gelinas click HERE.
BOTH WERE BLINDSIDED
As the Drakkar rolled into town on Thursday so did two former Sea Dogs in Simon Giroux and Philip Richer. It turns out, neither were expecting to leave Saint John.
"When I was traded, it was a shock," Giroux told the Telegraph-Journal. "I wanted to play here but now that I am in Baie-Comeau, I like it. I am getting lots of shots and I am upgrading my game."
Richer had some different emotions in an interview with Tim Roszell during an intermission of Thursday’s game. Richer was close to tears when talking about the trade and asid he was not expecting the trade at all. “If I could live anywhere in Canada, I want to live in Saint John,” he told News 88.9.