Our recap. It was one last game of a three game road trip for the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon as they battled the Drakkar in Baie-Comeau at Centre Henry-Leonard.
Plein Jour de Baie-Comeau’s recap. The Drakkar won.
The Canadian Press’ recap. Petr Straka scored twice as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar defeated the visiting Saint John Sea Dogs 6-2 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. The Sea Dogs played their final game of a three game Quebec swing Saturday night, dropping a 6-2 decision to the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
MISSING IN ACTION: Steven Duda (healthy), Andreas Tsogkas (healthy), Benjamin Hade (upper body), Pierre Durepos (hip), Mackenzie Brown (knee), Matthew Highmore (shoulder), and Spencer Smallman (shoulder) did not play for Saint John.
ROAD TRIP: Saint John’s three-game trip through Quebec finishes with a 1-2-0 record. Despite the losing record and some lopsided scores, the Sea Dogs played pretty well considering the opponents. Both of their loses were really not decided until the final few minutes.
Saint John fell to 3-4-0-0 on the road this year with the loss.
IZACKY: Jakub Izacky scored his second of the season and second of this road trip to open the scoring at 7:50 of the first. Marcus Cuomo got the puck on net and Izacky managed to put it in. It appears his scoring success has given him a bit of confidence as he put four shots on net Saturday. The import forward now has two goals and two assists in 11 games this season.
FOURNIER: Goaltender Alex Fournier made his second start in the Saint John net on Saturday. It was definitely his best start, making 24 saves in the loss. There wasn’t much he could do on some of the goals he allowed. Fournier is now 0-2-0-0 with a 8.50 GAA and 0.754 SV%.
HUBERDEAU: Jonathan Huberdeau had a great chance to open the scoring early on while shorthanded but Drakkar goaltender Philippe Cadorette made a glove save to keep it scoreless. The Sea Dogs captain was held pointless but he did register a team high five shots.
GAGNE: Kevin Gagne is having a solid season offensively. His assist on Jakub Izacky’s first period goal gives him nine points (one goal and eight assists) in nine games this year. The 20-year old defenseman has been held off the score sheet in just two games this year. He had 35 points in 68 games last year.
BOUDREAU: Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, who was the 10th overall pick in June’s QMJHL Entry Draft, is off to a hot start with the Drakkar. With his goal and two assists on Saturday, Boudreau now has five goals and eight helpers in 12 games which places him fourth in rookie scoring.
TESINK: Ryan Tesink helped and hurt his team on Saturday. Tesink got the Sea Dogs within one at 7:15 of the third, scoring his fifth of the season. Then at 18:25, the St. Louis Blues prospect picked up a match penalty and five-minute major for cross-checking. The Drakkar scored twice on the man advantage, ending any chance of a Saint John comeback.
RECORD: The Sea Dogs dipped back below the .500 mark with the loss. The Sea Dogs now sit 12th overall in the league with a 6-7-0-0 record.
NOTES: No crab was thrown on the ice before the game… Marcus Cuomo recorded his second assist/point of the season… Devon Oliver-Dares, Jason Cameron, and Aidan Kelly were each a -3… Petr Straka had seven shots for Baie-Comeau… Carl Gelinas had four hits… Sea Dogs return to Quebec on November 9th. They travel to Sherbrooke for the first time.
OUT OF TOWN
Blainville-Boisbriand 2 at Chicoutimi 1
Sherbrooke 0 at P.E.I. 2
Gatineau 6 at Rouyn-Noranda 7 (OT)
The PEI Rocket are 9-4-0-0. This is real life.
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the PEI Rocket on Friday night at Harbour Station. It’s the annual “Pink in the Rink” night. The auction has given way to a raffle for this year’s fundraiser. Tickets will be available at the Sea Dogs administration office, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and by calling 657-DOGS (3647). Tickets prices are $5 for 1, $10 for 3 and $20 for 10. Game time is the usual 7:30 PM start.