Thursday, September 16, 2010


Stephen MacAulay and Steven Anthony are the first Saint John Sea Dogs to confirm invites to a National Hockey League Training Camp.

MacAulay, a St. Louis Blues prospect, has been invited to the teams main Training Camp. MacAulay joins Cody Beach as the only 2010 drafted players to be invited to the camp.

The Sea Dogs forward was selected by St. Louis in the sixth round, 164th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native played mostly on Saint John’s third and fourth line and recorded eight goals and 13 assists 56 regular season matches. In the post-season, MacAulay added another two goals and eight assists.

Other notables at Blues camp include Fredericton native Jake Allen, former World Junior stars Stefan Della Rovere and Alex Pietrangelo, and former Lewiston MAINEiac standout David Perron.

Blues camp opens on Friday morning at the St. Louis Mills. Opening day could be deadly.

“Players will skate from end to end and a "beep" will sound as they are expected to cross the blue line, red line and blue line,” writes Chris Pinkert in his Blues Training Camp blog. “The interverals at which it beeps will gradually get faster and faster each round until the guys can't skate anymore. You'll quickly find out which players have the most endurance, and those that don't will develop it quickly with these drills.”

Steven Anthony will be attending Vancouver Canucks main camp, according to the Sea Dogs’ official Twitter page.

Anthony, selected by Vancouver in the seventh round (187th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft has attended the Canucks rookie camp the past two seasons. Last year in Saint John, Anthony registered 18 goals and 23 assists in 61 regular season appearances.

The Halifax native has been blogging from Rookie Camp and recently posted a new entry.

From the Canucks website:

39 players are scheduled to report to Rogers Arena on Friday, September 17th for pre-training camp medicals and testing. Players will be available to the media at Rogers Arena at 9:30 am. Media are to enter via Gate 16. Veteran players will join prospects continuing on from the Prospects Training Camp, for the 2010 Canucks Main Camp at Rogers Arena and the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The players will take to the ice at the South Okanagan Events Centre beginning on Saturday, September 18th. On-ice sessions will be split into groups and will begin at 9:00 am, followed by a second on-ice session at 11:30 am. Doors will open to the public at 8:30 am. Media availability will follow each session.
More Sea Dogs will be invited to camps, but most clubs have not their released their final Training Camp roster.

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