Sunday, April 10, 2011


SAINT JOHN – There was a noticeable absence in the Saint John Sea Dogs' line-up on Saturday night at Harbour Station.

20-year old Michael Kirkpatrick missed Game Two of the Sea Dogs’ quarter-final series against the Victoriaville Tigres with what the team is calling an “upper body” injury. According to News 88.9, he is listed as day-to-day.

The Victoriaville newspaper La Nouvelle Union is speculating that Kirkpatrick suffered a concussion in Game One. The veteran forward was the victim of a huge Francois Godin hit in open ice in front of the player benches. Kirkpatrick didn’t look too out of place following the play and remained in the game.

The hit can be seen at 3:10 of this highlight package:

Kirkpatrick is Mr. Everything for Saint John and would have been a big help in Game Two as the Sea Dogs fell 3-2 to the Tigres. Hopefully he isn’t out too long.

In five playoff games this year, the North Sydney native has two goals and seven assists. In 63 regular season contests, Kirkpatrick has 31 markers and 51 helpers.

As pointed out during the Sea Dogs’ radio broadcast, Kirkpatrick had played in every single playoff game in franchise history before missing last night’s.


  1. No call!!! Same as game 2 the non call on Tesink being thrown into the end boards with no puck!!!!

    Sea Dogs vs the Q round 2

  2. Thrown?? The Vic player tapped him and Tesink dove into the boards.

    Kirkpatricks injury is 'upper body', at the most the upper part of his body - his head. Confirmed concussion, the Vic newspaper got it right. Now lets see how long Gallant keeps this player out of the lineup.

  3. I see Victo fans are even reading Station Nation after that last comment posted! too funny

  4. Not a fan of Victo at all but thanks for your comments! too funny