Monday, September 17, 2012

Recapping Saint John's Pre-Season

With the Halifax Mooseheads suffering from the flu or whatever, the Saint John Sea Dogs’ pre-season came to a rather abrupt ending this weekend.

Saint John was able to play five exhibition games and just two during main training camp. The club finishes with a 1-4-0-0 record, which includes going 0-3 on the road. Cape Breton, Gatineau, and Chicoutimi were the other clubs to record just one win.

The Sea Dogs’ lone victory came one month ago today when they defeated the PEI Rocket 6-2 at the qplex. Here are there full pre-season results:

August 17: PEI 2, Saint John 6
August 18: Saint John 5, PEI 6
August 22: Saint John 2, Bathurst 5
September 7: Saint John 0, Moncton 3
September 8: Moncton 5, Saint John 3

The Sea Dogs were outscored 21-16 over the five games. They recorded just 49 penalty minutes.

Since Saint John played just two games with veteran players, Mathieu Newcomb finishes with the team pre-season point lead with four (two goals and two assists). Mackenzie Brown, Marcus Cuomo, Olivier Leblanc and Spencer Smallman all registered three points.

Newcomb, Brown, Cuomo, and Oliver Cooper each scored two goals. Smallman had a team high three assists.

With this incredibly long pre-season now over, we can all begin to look forward to the regular season. It all begins Thursday night at Harbour Station with the Sea Dogs hosting the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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