Thursday, September 23, 2010


The Saint John Sea Dogs have made a number of moves heading into their weekend road contests against the Montreal Junior on Friday and Drummondville Voltigeurs on Saturday.

According to the team’s official Twitter page, the Sea Dogs have designated forwards Dyaln McGuigan, Devon Oliver-Dares, and Jordan Mock for assignment.

The moves were likely made to make room for Stanislav Galiev and Steven Anthony, who have just returned from National Hockey League Training Camps.

McGuigan, claimed off waivers from the Halifax Mooseheads last week, recorded just one shot on goal in three games with the Sea Dogs. He saw very limited ice time and played on Saint John’s bottom two lines.

The left winger played with QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads and Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League last season. The 5’10”, 191 lb. winger appeared in exactly a dozen games with the Herd (0G-0A-0P-11PIM) as well as the Bearcats (0G-1A-1P-9PIM) last year.

He will return to the Bearcats.

Oliver-Dares made a strong case to stay with the Sea Dogs after being cut by the team originally. Although he failed to record a point in four contests, the right winger provided some much needed grit and sandpaper to a team with so many skilled players.

He was ejected from Sunday’s game in Prince Edward Island following a fight where his jersey came off.

With the 54th overall pick of the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft, Saint John selected the Dartmouth Subway forward. Oliver-Dares played in 30 regular season games with the Subways last year, registering 18 goals and 33 assists. He added five assists in seven playoff games.

Oliver-Dares competed in one MJAHL game last year, recording no points with the Bridgewater Lumberjacks.

The forward is expected to rejoin Dartmouth.

Jordan Mock was recalled by the Sea Dogs on opening weekend. He played in one game with the Sea Dogs (a 5-0 win in PEI on Sunday) and recorded no points and two shots on goal. He was also a +1.

Mock played with the Bearcats as well last season. He recorded 17 goals and 29 assists in 48 games in the Maritime Junior Hockey League.

He is expected to return to Turo.

Still away at NHL camps are Stephen MacAulay and Simon Despres. Mike Thomas is currently partaking in an American Hockey League training camp.

Photo Credit: David Connell

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