Saturday, November 17, 2012

POSTSCRIPT: Sea Dogs 2, Eagles 5

A collection of recaps from last night’s 5-2 Saint John Sea Dogs loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles…

Our recap. William Carrier recorded four assists as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles defeated the Saint John Sea Dogs 5-2 on Friday night at Centre 200 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

The Cape Breton Post’s recap. It was a case of beauty and the beast for Kyle Farrell on Friday night, as he led the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to a 5-2 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs at Centre 200.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.

The Canadian Press’ recap. At Sydney, N.S., Kyle Farrell and Alexandre Lavoie each scored twice and William Carrier had four assists as Cape Breton (7-11-5) downed Saint John (10-12-0), which has dropped three straight games.’s recap. Noah Zilbert scored his first QMJHL goal and Marcus Cuomo added another for the Sea Dogs while Sebastien Auger made 28 saves while facing 32 shots in the loss. Saint John now sits with a record of 10-12-0-0.’s reacp. Kyle Farrell's power play goal at 16:03 of the second period proved to be the game winner as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles defeated the Saint John Sea Dogs 5-2 in front of 2,705 fans on hand at Centre 200, Friday.

SCRATCHES: The Sea Dogs were without Benjamin Hade, Matthew Highmore, Mackenzie Brown, Pierre Durepos, Spencer Smallman, Jurij Repe, and Michael Mastrangelo on Friday night.

Michael Mastrangelo served the second game of his two-game suspension.

Marcus Cuomo had the instigator penalty he received on Sunday removed so he was in the Saint John lineup.

FIRST PERIOD: It was an eventful first period. Four goals were scored between the 5:03 mark and 7:25 mark. Shots were 10-9 in favour of Saint John.

RYAN KELLY: Defenseman Ryan Kelly registered his first career QMJHL point on Friday, helping setup Marcus Cuomo’s first period goal. Kelly finished the game with an even rating and two penalty minutes.

ZILBERT: Noah Zilbert, who has come close to scoring in several games this season, finally recorded his first QMJHL goal in the first. The Fredericton native finished with one shot, two penalty minutes, and a +1 rating. Zilbert now has a goal and an assist in 21 games this season.

HONZIK: Goaltender David Honzik, who has some beast-like performances against Saint John in the past, looked quite human on Friday night. The import netminder allowed two goals on five shots in 7:25 of action in the first and was pulled in favour of Philippe Trudeau.

Trudeau played well in relief, stopping all 17 shots he faced.

TESINK: Ryan Tesink’s seven-game goal streak came to an end last night. He had scored in every game he had played in since October 20. The St. Louis Blues prospect has 11 goals and 11 assists in 20 games this season.

CARRIER: William Carrier had quite a game, setting up Cape Breton’s first four goals. The fifth goal was an empty netter. Carrier is having a solid campaign and now has 14 goals and 25 assists in 23 games.

YATES: Sea Dogs assistant coach Ross Yates ran the show last night with head coach and general manager Mike Kelly in Moncton at the annual Monctonian challenge.

STREAK: Saint John has now lost three straight games. They’ve been outscored 19-5 over that stretch. Hopefully things turn around tomorrow in Bathurst.

STANDINGS: Saint John is now two games below the .500 mark with a 10-12-0-0 record. They still sit fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 14th overall in the QMJHL. They are two points back of the Titan back have played three fewer games.

NOTES: These two teams face each other again next Saturday at Harbour Station… Sea Dogs defenseman Pierre Durepos provided colour commentary on News 88.9… Saint John is now 0-10-0-0 when trailing after two periods… a piece of glass came loose in the final minute of the third and had to be replaced… Stephen MacAulay was a -3… Jason Cameron had two hits… William Carrier had six shots… Cape Breton out hit Saint John 19-10… Jakub Culek scored his first goal as a Screaming Eagle.


Rouyn-Noranda 3 at Halifax 8
Val-d'Or 5 at Moncton 4
Acadie-Bathurst 3 at P.E.I. 6
Gatineau 4 at Sherbrooke 1
Drummondville 3 at Blainville-Boisbriand 6
Rimouski 3 at Chicoutimi 4 (SO)
Quebec 3 at Shawinigan 2 (OT)

TODAY: The Sea Dogs are stopping in Miramichi today. “The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Saint John Sea Dogs will be practicing at the arena at 5:10 p.m.,” reports Miramichi Online. “All minor hockey players and coaches are invited to attend the workout and get a glimpse of some future stars in action.

“Following the practice there will be an autograph session and a chance for kids to meet the players.”

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs travel to Bathurst to take on the Titan on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

Photo: Eagles Facebook

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I’m going to put it out there; the Sea Dogs are painful to watch right now. This isn’t even for obvious reasons such as being spoiled for the last three years with incredible talent and to some of the best hockey in Canada.
    Let’s face it, this year’s squad does not have the offensive talent or skill of the previous teams, and they are much younger than we’re used to seeing out there. Nobody should be-grudge them for this. My issues with the team are quite simply that they have stopped doing what they need to do to be as successful as they can be.
    What made the team fun to watch at the beginning of the season was the fact that they worked their tails off and played an extremely tight defensive game where few if any errors were made by the entire team. Because of this, Sebastian Auger played some of the best hockey in Q history. Since then, however they have simply stopped emphasizing their defensive game and the end result is quite disastrous.
    They seem to be fine for the first twenty minutes, and then the wheels most certainly fall off either in the second or third period. They need a complete effort and I haven’t seen this is numerous games.
    We may have to fight another day when we’re facing teams that are in the top 9 in the Q, however we should be winning most of our games with the bottom 9, and unfortunately that isn’t happening so far.
    Mike Kelly needs to find a way to get them back on track or it’s going to be a long painful season for their fans and the organization as a whole.