The Montreal Canadiens website reports that they assigned Nathan Beaulieu to Newfoundland for some reason. What a joke.
Rant: How can you draft someone from the SAINT JOHN Sea Dogs in the first round of NHL Entry Draft and then spell the city name wrong? Get real.
According to the Florida Panthers website, Jonathan Huberdeau will play wing on the third line tonight with Tim Kennedy and Sean Bergenheim. The Panthers host the Dallas Stars this evening at 8:30pm in pre-season action.
Huberdeau is the last Sea Dog remaining at an NHL training camp after Nathan Beaulieu was sent back yesterday.
“Big game tonight,” he tweeted this afternoon. “Last exhibition game at home for the Cats!”
Florida’s final pre-season game is Thursday in Dallas.
After playing in just two games with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, the QMJHL has suspended Alexandre Beauregard.
“Beauregard was suspended for one game following a check from behind which occurred against the Quebec Remparts on September 25th,” states a QMJHL release.
The Sea Dogs traded Beauregard along with a 2012 second round pick last week in exchange for a first and third round pick. Since joining the Sags, the 20-year old is a -1 and has served 17 penalty minutes.
According to Mikael Lalancette of TVA Sports, Viktor Hertzberg has returned to the Montreal Junior/Blainville-Boisbriand Armada franchise and will make his season debut tomorrow against the Sea Dogs.
Hertzbeg spent the 2009-10 season and part of last year with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He was traded to the Junior at the deadline where he had nine goals and 11 assists in 17 games.
He will be a welcome addition to the Armada who have lost four straight contests. Things won’t get any easier for them tomorrow when they host a Saint John team that has nearly all of their players back from NHL camps.
Game time is 8pm AST.
Danick Gauthier continues to lead Saint John in scoring. In four games, the overage forward has recorded five goals and two assists for seven points. His five goals are a team high.
Rookie Oliver Cooper (three goals and two assists) and returning forward Scott Oke (one goal and four assists) each have five points. Oke’s four helpers are a team high.
The Fredericton Daily Gleaner reports that former Sea Dogs goaltender Jacob DeSerres played part of the Calgary Dinos game on Saturday night in Fredericton Junction. The Dinos lost the exhibition contest 2-0 to the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds.
DeSerres was in Saint John on Friday night and took part in the ceremonial puck drop as the Sea Dogs hosted the Val-d’Or Foreurs.
The Dinos could return to Fredericton this spring if they qualify for nationals again.
The QMJHL released the latest edition of the plays of the week on their website today.
Stephen Anderson’s goal on Friday against the Val-d’Or Foreurs and Stanislav Galiev’s beautiful feed to Zack Phillips on Saturday against Bathurst are included in the package.
Lastly, the random video find of the week comes from Gilles Robert, a Quebec politation, as he pays tribute to Jonathan Huberdeau with a brief speech en francais.
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