Wednesday, December 12, 2012

POSTSCRIPT: Eagles 1, Sea Dogs 3

A collection of recaps from last night’s 3-1 Saint John Sea Dogs win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles…

Our recap. Saint John took on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on a Toonie Tuesday evening at Harbour Station.

The Telegraph-Journal’s recap. Maybe life after Jonathan Huberdeau won’t be so bad after all.

The Cape Breton Post’s recap. The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Saint John Sea Dogs in front of 2,867 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League fans Tuesday at Harbour Station.

The Canadian Press’ recap. Kevin Gagne hit a new career high and helped the Saint John Sea Dogs end a four-game losing slide.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs went down early, but fought back to take a 3-1 decision over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Tuesday night. The 2,867 fans at Harbour Station stayed right till the end of the action.’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs snapped a four-game losing streak on Tuesday night, as they defeated the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3-1 in front of 2,867 fans on hand at Harbour Station.

SCRATCHES: Benjamin Hade (upper body), Jason Seed (MHL Summerside), Jonathan Huberdeau (Team Canada/suspension), Devon Oliver-Dares (personal reasons), Mackenzie Brown (knee), Michael Mastrangelo (upper body), and Jurij Repe (Slovenian junior team) did not play for Saint John.

This was likely the first game of the post-Huberdeau era.

GAGNE: Kevin Gagne scored at 15:57 of the first to give Saint John a 2-1 lead. The goal gave Gagne 10 on the season, a new career high. He sits second in defensemen scoring with 31 points. The goal also extended his point streak to nine games.

SECOND PERIOD: The Sea Dogs really turned it on in the second period. They didn’t score, but they did out shoot Cape Breton 18-3. They had a few great scoring chances, including a Jakub Izacky breakaway, but could not beat Eagles goaltender David Honzik.

CAMERON: Bizarre moment late in the third. Two Eagles defenseman collided and fell down in the neutral zone, allowing Jason Cameron to go in on a break. He fired wide, though. Cameron has just two goals in 31 games.

KELLY: Aidan Kelly finally scored his first of the season at 18:58 of the third, firing the puck into an empty net. Kelly has a goal and seven assists in 29 games with the Dogs this season.

3RD LINE: The line of Oliver Cooper – Matthew Highmore – Noah Zilbert continues to play well. Cooper got Saint John on the board at 12:22 of the first. It was his sixth of the season and his first goal since November 25. He finished the game with a team best six shots. Zilbert had an assist on the goal and a +1 rating. Highmore had an even rating and one shot.

Here’s SeaDogsTV’s interview with Cooper who was named third star.

ATTENDANCE: Only 2,867 at Harbour Station last night to watch this one. It was the second lowest crowd of the season, nearly matching the season low mark of 2,694 set on Halloween. The Sea Dogs are now averaging 3,683 fans per game, the fourth best average in the league.

STREAKS: This win ended Saint John’s four-game losing streak. It was their first victory since November 28 in Rouyn-Noranda. Meanwhile, Cape Breton is just 1-8-0-1 in their last 10.

STANDINGS: Saint John is now 15-16-0-0 for 30 points. They sit fourth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 13th overall in the league.

NOTES: A woman was shown knitting on the big screen during the first period. She was shown again in the second and named the fan of the game in the third… happy birthday to Sea Dogs equipment manager David Kelly… Mike Thomas and Nick MacNeil were in the house watching their former teams play… Loic Leduc was booed all game for some reason… Eagles leading scorers William Carrier and Alexandre Lavoie were each a -3… Michael Clark had four shots… Stephen Woodworth had five hits… Stephen MacAulay was a +3.

HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.

Acadie-Bathurst 3 at Moncton 5
Victoriaville 2 at Sherbrooke 3 (SO)
Shawinigan 2 at Baie-Comeau 7
Rouyn-Noranda 3 at Val-d'Or 2 (SO)

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs travel to Moncton to take on the Wildcats on Friday night at 7pm.

1 comment:

  1. Anyone know why Leduc was booed last night?
    I couldn't figure it out...