Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sea Dogs Notebook


The Sea Dogs cleaned out their lockers yesterday, said their goodbyes, and headed home for the summer. News 88.9 has an article on it.

"It's been a great three years and I'm really happy I came over and had a great time in Saint John," said Tomas Jurco. "We played three years in the finals. It had been a great experience for me and I think it is going to help me a lot."

Photo above was tweeted by Mathieu Corbeil.

The Sea Dogs announced the winners of the Advocate Printing Paint the Town Blue contest today.

Several Florida Panthers prospects had solid years. Among them was Jonathan Huberdeau as Hockey’s Future notes.

“Jonathan Huberdeau's offensive ourput in the playoffs may not be quite up to his usual standards, but his 21 points in 15 playoff games has helped drive his team to a QMJHL championship and into the Memorial Cup semi-finals,” writes Ken McKenna. “Huberdeau has also dished out a few questionable hits in the playoffs, received a two-game suspension, and caused a stir with an elbow that could arguably have drawn a second suspension.”

Also at Hockey’s Future, they are ranking each NHL club by their prospect depth. They released the 21-30 teams today. The Montreal Canadiens were ranked 21st.

“The organization has a deep and varied group of defensive prospects,” writes Ken McKenna. “Nathan Beaulieu, Jarred Tinordi, Morgan Ellis, and Greg Pateryn will all be playing in the AHL next season, with Darren Dietz, Mac Bennett, and Josiah Didier coming in the near future.”

Beaulieu is the top ranked Habs prospect at Hockey’s Future.

Former Sea Dog Eric Gelinas is ranked 4th in the New Jersey Devils system. The Devils are ranked 22nd.

Stanislav Galiev is ranked 5th in the Washington Capitals system. Their organization is ranked 27th.


Sea Dogs president Wayne Long is involved some kind of new tourism promotion. Check that out here. They’re having a bunch of contests and stuff.

In the Detroit Free Press on Monday, Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill commented on Tomas Jurco’s season.

"His skill level is very good," Nill said. "He's a strong skater, very good stick skills, very good hockey sense. He's got all the tools. Now it's just him developing strength-wise and learning to compete every night and win puck battles."

According to the Free Press, “the Wings plan on signing Jurco to an entry-level contract soon. He'll play next season for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.”

Jurco recorded 30 goals and 38 assists in just 48 games for a career high 68 points. He added another 13 goals and 15 assists in 16 playoff matches. He also had two goals and a one helper at the Memorial Cup.

Mooseheads play-by-play John Moore uploaded this video on Monday although the conversation happened months ago.

Sea Dogs fans representing in Shawinigan.

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