WELCOME THE ICECAPS
St. John’s new American Hockey League team was officially named the IceCaps today. They also unveiled their snazzy new logo (above).
Sea Dogs all-time leading scorer Michael Kirkpatrick was signed by the new Winnipeg Jets affiliate several weeks ago.
Sea Dogs pre-season tickets went on-sale to season ticket holders on Monday. The general public will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to the team’s exhibition games on August 2 at the Harbour Station box office, online, or by phone.
Saint John will play two pre-season games at Harbour Station, two on the road, and one at the Quispamsis qplex. The Dogs host Moncton on August 20 and Bathurst on August 31 while the team will host PEI at the qplex on August 27.
Tickets to the August 27 game in Quispamsis can be bought on August 1 at the qplex.
CUP VISITS PEI
The Memorial Cup continues to make its rounds to the hometowns of each Sea Dogs player. On Tuesday, the trophy visited Jason Cameron on Prince Edward Island.
"Getting the Cup again was just like reliving the moment," said the Sea Dogs forward to the Journal Pioneer.
Cameron is one of the few Islanders to ever win the Canadian Hockey League’s top prize.
"It's pretty special to be one of the few to bring it back to the Island," he added.
Cameron missed the Memorial Cup due to a bruised kidney.
CUP VISITS COLE HARBOUR
The Memorial Cup also visited Nova Scotia this week. Yesterday, Cole Harbour Place was the place-to-be as Stephen MacAulay brought the trophy home.
“Right away, when we found out it was coming for a couple of days, my (family) and myself thought it would be good to get everyone involved and be interactive with family and friends,” MacAulay said to Metro Halifax. “What better way to do it than where I grew up playing hockey?”
MacAulay, a St. Louis Blues prospect, stated that his goal is to play in an NHL exhibition game this season. He is expected to return to Saint John for another year following Blues training camp.
Metro also reports that Steven Anthony had his day with the Cup today.
CUP COMING TO GAGETOWN
According to this news release, the Memorial Cup will be visiting CFB Gagetown on August 10.
For more info, contact the Public Affairs office at local 2466 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPS CAMP AUDIO
The Washington Capitals website has posted a pretty sweet video of Stanislav Galiev ‘mic’d up’ at their Development Camp a few weeks ago.
Apparently there have been some rumours in Ontario that Sea Dogs defenseman Nathan Beaulieu would somehow be joining his father’s Sarnia Sting. Today at a press conference, Sting head coach Jacques Beaulieu tried to silence those rumblings.
“He's comfortable there,” said Jacques, as tweeted by Terry Doyle of LoosePucks.com. “He doesn't want to let his organization and his teammates down."
The Sting have been the talk of the OHL over the past week following some big signings.
The Dallas Stars released their roster for the annual Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament yesterday and it features Sea Dogs forward Scott Oke.
Oke, who wasn’t selected in the NHL Entry Draft, attended Stars Development Camp a few weeks ago.
The Tournament will also feature Tomas Jurco’s Detroit Red Wings, Zack Phillips’ Minnesota Wild, Mike Thomas and Mathieu Corbeil’s Columbus Blue Jackets, and Stephen MacAulay and Ryan Tesink’s St. Louis Blues. Other teams include the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, and the New York Rangers.
Here is Dallas’ schedule, via ESPN's Stars blog:
Saturday September 10: vs. Carolina
Sunday September 11: vs. NY Rangers
Tuesday September 13: vs. St. Louis Blues
Wednesday September 14: TBA
Via /A\ News London, a couple videos featuring Nathan Beaulieu.
Photo Credits: AHL, Dallas Stars