Sunday, December 9, 2012

POSTSCRIPT: Remparts 4, Sea Dogs 2

A collection of recaps from last night’s 4-2 Saint John Sea Dogs loss to the Quebec Remparts…

Our recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs took on the Quebec Remparts on Saturday evening.

Journal de Quebec’s recap. The Remparts road trip came to an end.

Le Soleil’s recap. It only took 40 seconds for Saint John to open the scoring on Teddy Bear Toss night.

The Canadian Press’ recap. At Saint John, N.B., Mikhail Grigorenko scored twice and now has the league lead in goals with 29 while Adamerne had a goal and two assists as Quebec (22-8-1) doubled up the Sea Dogs (14-15-0), who have dropped three games in a row.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs fell to the Quebec Remparts 4-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action in front of 4,423 fans Saturday night.’s recap. The Remparts won.

SCRATCHES: Benjamin Hade (upper body), Marcus Cuomo (flu), Devon Oliver-Dares (personal reasons), Mackenzie Brown (knee), and Michael Mastrangelo (upper body), did not play for Saint John on Saturday night.

Defenseman Jason Seed is currently playing with the Summerside Western Capitals. Defenseman Jurij Repe is with the Slovenian national junior team.

PRE-GAME: There was a pre-game ceremony held before the game. Sea Dogs defenseman Olivier LeBlanc was named the student of the month. Also, Sea Dogs defenseman Kevin Gagne was named the player of the month. Lastly, Jonathan Huberdeau was honoured for becoming the Sea Dogs all-time leading scorer. Sea Dogs CEO Scott McCain was involved in the ceremony.

TEDDY BEARS: Well, it only took 40 seconds for the bears to start flying. Jonathan Huberdeau opened the scoring early in the first, allowing the teddy bears to be thrown onto the ice in support of local charities. They were picked up by minor hockey players and tossed into a Saint John Police trailer. The game resumed at 7:19pm.

FIRST PERIOD: It was a fairly evenly played first period as the Dogs and Remparts played to a 1-1 tie. Shots were 11-9 in favour of Quebec. The Dogs had two power play opportunities but could not connect on either.

SECOND PERIOD: In the second, Adam Erne put the Remparts ahead 2-1 at 8:34 on an unassisted goal. Quebec led 16-8 in shots but Saint John had some solid scoring chances in the final minutes. Sebastien Auger was Sebastien Auger.

HUBERDEAU: Jonathan Huberdeau extended his point streak to seven games with his first period goal. He is now four goals away from tying Michael Kirkpatrick’s franchise record of 108. The Sea Dogs captain, who will be leaving for Team Canada selection camp next week, now has 16 goals and 28 assists in 29 games this season.

GAGNE: Kevin Gagne continues his offensive ways. He now has points in seven straight games thanks to an assist on Huberdeau’s goal in the first. The 20-year old defenseman now has 29 points in 25 games, good for second among defenseman.

CAMERON: Jason Cameron scored his second of the season in the third period, making it a 3-2 game at the time. Cameron has just two points this season – both goals – and is a -17 in 29 games with the Dogs.

GRIGO: Mikhail Grigorenko scored twice for the Remparts last night, giving him 29 goals which is the most in the league. He is now two goals ahead of PEI’s Josh Currie for the league lead. He had seven shots on goal Saturday, including a breakaway in the second period he failed to score on.

HIGHMORE: Matthew Highmore continues to get better with each game. He looked solid on Saturday and played quite a bit. He finished a -1 with one shot and went 8-for-14 on faceoffs. He should be fun to watch in the second half.

ATTENDANCE: Solid crowd of 4,423 was on hand for this one. It was Saint John’s second biggest crowd of the season and the first time since October 26 they had a crowd over 4,000.

STANDINGS: The Sea Dogs slipped back below the .500 mark with the loss. They are now the owners of a 14-15-0-0 record and sit fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 14th overall in the league. The Acadie-Bathurst Titan, who have played four more games, are now one point ahead of the Dogs..

NOTES: The Sea Dogs intro video was Christmas themed… Patrick Roy was booed when shown on the big screen… the Sea Dogs have lost three straight… Ryan Culkin was a +3… Grigorenko and Logan Shaw each had seven shots… Samuel Gauthier had three hits… Olivier LeBlanc and Pierre Durepos were both a -2… Steven Duda and Kevin Gagne were each a +1… Huberdeau and Kevin Gagne each had five shots… Stephen MacAulay had two hits.

HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.

Cape Breton 0 at Baie-Comeau 4
Shawinigan 3 at Sherbrooke 2 (SO)
P.E.I. 1 at Victoriaville 4
Halifax 6 at Acadie-Bathurst 7 (OT)

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs take on the top ranked team in the CHL, the Halifax Mooseheads, this afternoon at 4pm at Harbour Station. Note that this is a 4pm start time and not the usual 3pm.

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