Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sea Dogs Notebook

CBC New Brunswick has an article on what an NHL lockout could mean for the Sea Dogs and Moncton Wildcats.

"You know what, it will certainly cast more eyes on major junior hockey," Sea Dogs president Wayne Long said.

"We've got a great product, we've got great rivalries, and we'll certainly take the opportunity, if it presents itself to us."

CBC reports that the Dogs have sold about 2,400 season tickets so far, a solid numbers given the roster turnover and lowered expectations.

If you are a junior hockey fan (and you probably are if you are reading this blog) there are certainly a lot of benefits that could come from another lockout.

Any Sea Dogs fans that have Eastlink cable will be able to watch their team three times this season on television. Any Sea Dogs fans that don’t have Eastlink cable will have the opportunity to deal with the many TV timeouts these games will feature.

The following games will air this season:

Friday, January 4th at 7:00pm - Saint John vs Halifax
Friday, February 22nd at 7:00pm - Saint John vs Halifax
Friday, March 15th at 7:00pm - Saint John vs Halifax

It appears Nick Petersen’s days with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization are over. From Jonathan Bombulie of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Citizen’s Voice:

Second, Lavoie notes that the Penguins have placed Nick Petersen on $125 waivers, which essentially means they’re giving him his unconditional release.

Bombulie is citing this Tweet from RDS’s Renaud Lavoie:

Petersen had 11 goals and 16 assists in 52 games with the AHL Penguins last year. He also recorded four goals and five assists in seven games with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

Hockey’s Future has named former Sea Dogs defenseman Yann Sauve the 14th best prospect in the Vancouver Canucks organization.

“He projects as a two-way option that can play reliable defense and chip in some points at the NHL level, but there are questions surrounding his decision-making and puck-handling,” writes Larenzo Jensen. “The 22-year-old is likely at best a third-pairing option at this point but will have trouble cracking a healthy Canucks blue line. More time in the AHL is likely for Sauve during the 2012-13 season.”

Sauve, a second-round pick of the Canucks in 2008, had three goals and six assists in 73 games with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves last season. He added an assist in three playoff games.

The St. John’s Telegram had an article today on the Newfoundland players skating in the QMJHL this season. Among the Newfoundlanders playing in the Q this year is the Sea Dogs’ Marcus Cuomo.

“Marcus Cuomo, a seventh round pick by the Sea Dogs in the June draft, cracked the Saint John roster due in large part to what he’s best known: hard work,” writes Robin Short. “In five pre-season games, Cuomo has two goals and an assist.”

Former Sea Dog Jordan Mock will play university hockey this season. The Guelph Gryphons announced Mock as one of their 2012-13 recruits today.

"Jordan has a nice touch around the net and will help balance our scoring," said an unnamed Gryphons coach in the release.

Mock played one-game with the Sea Dogs in 2010-11. He recorded no points but was a +1.

He spent last season with the MHL’s Truro Bearcats, registering 22 goals and 31 assists in 50 games.

Someone posted this video on YouTube. Couple of kids dancing at Saturday’s game.

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