Our recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6-5 in a shootout on Friday night at Harbour Station.
The Telegraph-Journal’s recap (paywal). The Saint John Sea Dogs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 shootout win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies before 3,531 fans Friday night at Harbour Station in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
La Frontiere’s recap. Includes a bunch of pictures from the game.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. Stephen MacAulay had a power play hat-trick while Devon Oliver-Dares and Oliver Cooper added singles for Saint John while Huberdeau scored the shootout winner. Auger made 27 saves on 32 shots in his ninth consecutive start and added another three stops in the shootout.
MISSING IN ACTION: Defensemen Benjamin Hade, Steven Duda, and Pierre Durepos along with forwards Jakub Izacky, Matthew Highmore, Mackenzie Brown, and Michael Mastrangelo did not play for Saint John.
DEBUT: Defenseman David Weckworth and forward Spencer Smallman made their Sea Dogs debut on Friday night. Weckworth finished a -2 while Smallman went 0-for-1 on faceoffs.
STREAK: The Sea Dogs ended their three-game losing streak with last night’s victory. Friday’s game was their first win since September 30 in Moncton.
COMEBACK: It wasn’t looking good for Saint John in the first period. Losers of three straight, it looked like Rouyn-Noranda might skate away with an easy victory on Friday as they led 3-0 just over halfway through the first. But the Dogs slowly began to comeback as they scored two in the final minutes of the third and then tied it in the second. It would be back-and-forth from there with Saint John never leading in the game until after the shootout.
SHOOTOUT: This was the first shootout of the year for Saint John. It was just the second time this season that Saint John needed extra time to decide a game. The first was on September 21 when the Dogs defeated the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in overtime.
Last night’s shootout was the first to be played on Harbour Station ice since January 2 against the Moncton Wildcats.
MacAULAY: Stephen MacAulay recorded his first career hat trick on Friday. All three of his goals came on the power play. MacAulay, who returned from Hamilton Bulldogs training camp on Wednesday, now has five goals and two assists in five games with the Sea Dogs this year.
Took a few years but felt great to finally get it. Even better to do it in front of mom and dad and get the win #dogs twitter.com/smacaulay9/sta…
— Stephen MacAulay (@smacaulay9) October 13, 2012
DEA: The amazing Jean-Sebastien Dea scored Rouyn-Noranda’s first goal, giving him 15 goals in just nine games. He added two assists in the game to give him 22 points on the year, a league high. Dea was the Huskies second shootout shooter but Sebastien Auger robbed him of a goal.
POWER PLAY: Saint John’s power play played a big role in the game, going 4-for-8.
At 14:42 of the third and the Huskies leading 5-4, Mathieu Brisebois hit Ryan Tesink in the corner and was deemed a check to the head. That would give Saint John a five-minute power play and Brisebois a game misconduct. Stephen MacAulay would tie the game just 14 seconds into the man advantage.
NOTES: There was a loud cheer in the first period as it was announced former Sea Dogs head coach and current Montreal Canadiens assistant coach Gerard Gallant was in attendance… someone won tickets to see Justin Bieber in concert during the first intermission… Sven Andrighetto had six shots for Rouyn-Noranda… Liam O’Brien and Andrew O’Brien each had four hits… Kevin Gagne and Jonathan Huberdeau each had two assists… Stephen MacAulay had eight shots… Andreas Tsogkas and Ryan Tesink had three hits.
HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.
OUT OF TOWN
Val-d'Or 3 at Moncton 4
Acadie-Bathurst 3 at P.E.I. 4 (OT)
Blainville-Boisbriand 7 at Sherbrooke 0
Halifax 5 at Drummondville 2
Quebec 4 at Gatineau 1
Baie-Comeau 2 at Rimouski 4
Chicoutimi 6 at Shawinigan 1
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the Val-d’Or Foreurs tonight at 7pm.