Sunday, October 14, 2012

POSTSCRIPT: Foreurs 7, Sea Dogs 1

A collection of recaps from last night’s 7-1 Saint John Sea Dogs loss to the Val-d’Or Foreurs…

Our recap. After Friday's nail biter of a game, the Saint John Sea Dogs returned to Harbour Station on Saturday to face off against The Val-d'Or Foreurs.

The Telegraph-Journal’s recap (paywall). The Saint John Sea Dogs dug themselves into an early hole and didn’t come close to climbing out, dropping a 7-1 decision to the Val-d’Or Foreurs in front of 3,821 fans Saturday night at Harbour Station.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs took on the Val d’Or Foreurs at Harbour Station in front of 3,821 fans, dropping a 7-1 decision in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Saturday night.

MISSING IN ACTION: The Sea Dogs were without defensemen Benjamin Hade, David Weckworth, and Pierre Durepos along with forwards Jakub Izacky, Spencer Smallman, Matthew Highmore, and Mackenzie Brown on Saturday night.

HAT TRICK: Anthony Mantha knows how to score a natural hat trick in style. The Foreurs forward netted three goals in a span of 2:56 in the first period, giving Val-d’Or a quick 3-0 advantage.
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FIRST PERIOD: The first period couldn’t have gone much worse for Saint John. Anthony Mantha had a hat trick before you could even double check your bingo numbers. Living legend Anton Zlobin added another in the period. The Foreurs fired just 13 shots on net in the frame. It wasn’t pretty – much like Friday’s start.

FOURNIER: Entering the game, Alex Fournier had a goals against average of 10.50 and a save percentage of 0.731. Last night’s performance didn’t help those numbers as he allowed four goals on 13 shots in what was his first career QMJHL start. Sebastien Auger took over in net to start the second period. Fournier is now 0-1 with a 11.00 GAA and 0.718 SV%.

ZLOBIN: Last year’s Memorial Cup hero, Anton Zlobin, continues to harm the Sea Dogs. He scored two goals, registered three shots and was a +3 in the game.

MacAULAY: Stephen MacAulay scored his sixth goal of the season in the second period. The goal gives him four in the past two games. The 20-year old has eight points in six matches this season. His most impressive stat is probably the fact that all six of his goals have come on the power play, which places him second in the league.

SATURDAYS: The Sea Dogs fell to 1-2-0-0 in Saturday games with the loss. Saint John has been outscored 19-6 in those the three games.

THIRDS: Saint John wore their snazzy third jerseys for the second time this season on Saturday. The Sea Dogs fell to 1-1-0-0 while wearing them.

BINGO: It was Bingo Night at Harbour Station. Fans purchased cards at the front door with proceeds going to the Empty Stocking Fund. Numbers were shown throughout the first period on the video board. Five winners were found before the start of the second. That ended Bingo Night 2012.

NOTES: The Home Depot handed out several kinds of noise makers at the door… Guillaume Gelinas and Vincent Dunn each had two assists… Gelinas and Anthony Mantha were each a +4… Dunn had six shots… Cedrick Henley had three hits… Ryan Tesink and Oliver Cooper were the only Sea Dogs without a minus rating… Tesink had five shots… Cooper had seven hits according to the Q site… Sea Dogs fell to 5-5-0-0 on the season... Val-d'Or is just 2-4-0-0 on the road this year... tough road trip ahead.

HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.

Baie-Comeau 2 at Rimouski 0
Halifax 4 at Shawinigan 1
Drummondville 5 at Victoriaville 4
Rouyn-Noranda 6 at P.E.I. 3

Mooseheads just keep rolling along.

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs hit the road and take on the Quebec Remparts on Wednesday night.

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