Sportsnet has already begun promoting the Remparts – Sea Dogs game that will air nationally on February 17 live from Harbour Station. These ads have been popping up on CHL websites over the past week.
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More details about Brandon Gormley’s injury at the end of Saturday’s game have come out. According to The Guardian, “Gormley dove to knock the puck away from Sea Dogs' star Charlie Coyle.
“In the process, the heel of Coyle's skate came up and struck him in the throat.
“The skate just missed Gormley's jugular, leaving a two-and-a-half inch cut on the left side of his neck.”
Gormley was taken to a hospital and received two stiches. He apparently had to wait six hours in the hospital because of other emergency incidents. He also suffered a bruised left foot in the game but hopes to play on Wednesday against Bathurst at the Bionest Centre.
Also according to The Gurdian, Kirill Kabanov, who got smoked by Jason Cameron in the third period, suffered a concussion.
Because basically every Tomas Jurco goal is placed on YouTube now, here’s the shootout goal he scored on Friday in Drummondville.
The Sea Dogs have another long layoff between games this week. After beating the Cataractes 2-1 in Shawinigan on Saturday, they do not play again until this Saturday in PEI against the Rocket.
The Rocket are playing some good hockey right now as they try and grab that final playoff spot. They have won three straight and are currently holding onto the final playoff spot with 38 points, one-point ahead of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
The Sea Dogs return to Harbour Station this Sunday when they host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at 3pm.
Scott Briggs had an article about Charlie Coyle last week on the QMJHL website. Coyle talks about a number of things, including his hot start to his Q career.
“I like the style of play here,’’ Coyle said. “It’s pretty different from college. I’m not taking away from (the) college game or anything. Up here, there are younger players compared to college, but they’re all skilled and the speed of the game is pretty good, too… I’m going to be learning a lot in the next few weeks and I’m looking forward to that.’’
Coyle has six goals and four assists in his first eight games with Saint John.
Of note, Boston University is 6-2-1 since the calendar switched to 2012. They are 16-8-1 overall this season and 13-6-1 in conference play.
Former Sea Dog Alexandre Beauregard spoke to the media on Saturday in Chicoutimi for the first time since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
“On my way to the Hospital .. It time to kill that shit inside me #surgeryday,” Beauregard tweeted on January 29.
On Saturday, the Sea Dogs’ playoff hero said he is taking several medications since his surgery. He still hopes to be back for the Sagueneens’ playoff run.
"I'm fine. I take medication for four days and my goal is always to return to play for the playoffs. I count on the support of my family and my team. The hardest part was when I heard the news of cancer. I was with my mother and her reaction, like that of my family, has not been easy. I have asked many questions about my future hockey, " he said, as translated by Google.
The Sea Dogs have been named the QMJHL’s “hot team” by Sportsnet again this week.
“The defending MasterCard Memorial Cup champs are peaking and asserting their dominance at the right time,” writes Patrick King. “Saint John holds down the top spot in league standings after a 2-1 win over second-place Shawinigan on Saturday for its seventh victory in a row. The Sea Dogs haven't lost since a 4-1 defeat to the Cataractes at home on Jan. 12 and now lead the Cataractes by three points.”
Lastly, here’s friend-of-the-blog CJ talking about former Sea Dogs defenseman Simon Despres.