Sunday, August 28, 2011

Round Two Of Dogs - Rocket Miniseries

After a feisty and entertaining first game, the Saint John Sea Dogs and PEI Rocket meet again tonight for the second match of their home-and-home series. Game time is 7pm at the MacLauchlan Arena, located on the University of Prince Edward Island’s campus.

The Sea Dogs won last night’s opening affair by making a third period comeback and ultimately winning 5-4 in a shootout. Brock Morrison scored twice while Aidan Kelly and Alexandre Beauregard added singles. Jonathan Huberdeau scored the lone shootout goal.

Mathieu Corbeil and Sebastien Auger combined to allow four goals on 25 shots in the Saint John net.

Josh Currie, Tomas Pavelka, Dylan Capstick and Victor Provencher all scored for PEI. Maxime Legace allowed a goal on 14 shots through two periods of action while the newly acquired Antoine Bibeau allowed three markers on nine shots.

It was quite a nasty affair with plenty of scrums after whistles and physical play, something that could carry over into tonight’s game. According to the QMJHL website, the Rocket were given 14 infractions last night and the Sea Dogs 15. There were 17 combined power play opportunities but neither team scored while on the man advantage. There were, however, three shorthanded markers.

The Sea Dogs are 1-2-0-0 in three pre-season games while the Rocket are 1-1-0-1. Saint John has been outscored 10-11 by their opposition while PEI has been outscored 12-16.

Brock Morrision has been unreal for Saint John in exhibition play, recording four goals and an assist in three games. Danny Wicks has two goals and Danick Gauthier a pair of assists so far in the pre-season.

The Rocket are led by Bruce Hornbrook and Louick Marcotte who each have three points in three pre-season contests. Hornbrook has a goal and two assists and Marcotte has three helpers.

The Charlottetown Guardian Newspaper reported Saturday that Pier-Antoine Dion will play in this evening’s game for PEI. Dion spent time with Cape Breton and Drummondville last season.

As long as Irene doesn’t blow our ride off the Confederation Bridge, SN will be live blogging tonight’s game from Charlottetown. Please tune in or follow us on Twitter.

The Sea Dogs play their final pre-season game on Wednesday night at 7pm at Harbour Station against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

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