Sunday, August 21, 2011
12 Cut From Camp Roster
The Sea Dogs announced today that 12 players have been cut and then added two more, giving the team 31 players currently taking part in camp.
Trimmed from the roster are: forwards Jeremy Balderston, Ryan Caswell, Ryan Collicutt, Phillip Fife, Isaac Jay, Sean Killaire and Scott MacSween; defensemen Patrick Levesque, Ben MacDonald and David Mosher; and goalies Alex Fournier and Shawn Jeffrey.
Returning to Saint John are star players Jonathan Huberdeau and Nathan Beaulieu. Both attended last night’s pre-season game at Harbour Station.
Balderston, Caswell, Collicutt, Jay, Killaire, MacSween, Levesque, MacDonald and Mosher were all training camp invitees. Caswell and MacSween were the only two to not play in either of the Sea Dogs’ first couple of exhibition games.
In the pre-season contests, Collicutt had a fight, Levesque recorded three assists, MacDonald a goal and assist, and Mosher an assist.
Fife is a protected player who played in both Friday and Saturday’s contest but didn’t record any points and was a minus-one.
Fournier, a fifth round pick by Saint John is June’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft, played the second half of Friday’s game in Moncton where he allowed a goal on eight shots. Jeffery, a ninth round pick of the Dogs in June, did not see any game action.
With today’s cuts, there are only five training camp invitees remaining on the roster.
17 forwards, nine defensemen and four goaltenders remain.
National Hockey League drafted players Zack Phillips, Tomas Jurco and Stanislav Galiev will report at a later date.
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