FINAL: Saint John 0, Moncton 3
The Saint John Sea Dogs’ offense went quiet on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League pre-season action.
The Sea Dogs were outshot 26-19 in a 3-0 loss to the Moncton Wildcats at Amherst Stadium. Saint John fell to 1-3 in exhibition action with the loss.
Allain Saulnier, Christophe Lalonde, and James Melindy scored for Moncton. Former Shawinigan Cataractes goaltender Alex Dubeau stopped all 19 shots he faced to earn the shutout.
Sebastien Auger started for Saint John and allowed two goals on 21 shots in 40 minutes of action. Alex Fournier allowed a goal on five shots in 20 minutes of play.
The Sea Dogs were outshot 10-3 in the first but managed to keep the game scoreless. Things didn’t go as well in the second period as Saulnier opened the scoring just 34 seconds in. 19 seconds later, Lalonde doubled Moncton’s lead. Shots were 11-10 Wildcats in the middle stanza.
Melindy closed the scoring summary at 11:25 of the third. Saint John edged Moncton 6-5 in shots in the final frame.
Saint John’s power play failed to connect on eight opportunities. Moncton went 0-for-2.
NOTES: Jakub Izacky, David Weckworth, Andreas Tsogkas, Michael Mastrangelo, and Jurij Repe made their Sea Dogs debut… Jason Seed and Tsogkas each had three shots on goal… Dmitri Jaskin had five shots for Moncton… the game was played in front of 1,232 fans at Amherst Stadium.
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs and Wildcats meet again tomorrow night at 7pm at Harbour Station.