FINAL: Moncton 7, Saint John 0
By Tim Lumsden
Saint John returned to Harbour Station for their second game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon. They faced off against the Moncton Wildcats.
Sebastien Auger took net for the Sea Dogs while Alex Dubeau skated out as Moncton's goaltender.
Penalties started early for Saint John as Jason Cameron took an early interference penalty at 1:48.
8:55 saw some excitement as the gloves were dropped and Kyle Haas and Justin Dickinson each headed to the box to serve five for fighting.
It was fast paced first period with Saint John getting the better of the scoring chances. Shots were 13-8 in favour of Saint John.
Ross Johnston kicked off the second period with a Wildcats goal at 1:44. That made it 1-0 Moncton.
Next came Oliver Cooper's very questionable kneeing penalty where he also received a game misconduct. Fans in Saint John were quite loud in response to that one as Jonathan Narbonne had to be helped off the ice only to return a few moments later. Noah Zilbert also skated off with Cooper at the 2:34 mark. His penalty was for high sticking.
Phillip Danault scored the second Wildcats' goal at 3:17 followed by Christophe Lalonde at 4:33. That quickly made it 3-0 Wildcats.
With the third Moncton goal, Maxime Villemaire headed to the box for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Alex Saulnier scored the fourth ‘Cats goal at 5:06. 4-0 Moncton.
Ivan Barbashev headed to the box at 5:57 for holding.
The score rose to 5-0 with Ryan Penny's goal at 8:38.
James Melindy was sent off for interference at 10:36.
The disastrous second period ended with shots in favour of Moncton, 13-3.
With the clock ticking just 23 seconds into the third, Alex Saulnier put the 6th Moncton goal on the board.
Tensions finally erupted as Ian Saab and Dmitrij Jaskin were sent off for roughing, with Saab serving four minutes at 5:41.
Yannick Veilleux and Maxime Villemaire roughed it up at 9:16. This time Moncton served the four minutes.
Alex Saulnier was sent off to serve a holding penalty at 14:33.
Ian Saab reluctantly went to the box for roughing with only 1:06 left in the period. Ross Johnston scored the 7th goal at 19:25, making it 7-0 Moncton.
Total shots on goal were 37-23 in favour of Moncton.
The Wildcats went 4-for-7 on the power play while the Sea Dogs went 0-for-4.
NOTES: See Sea Dogs Postscript tomorrow on SN.
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs head to Cape Breton on Tuesday to take on the Screaming Eagles. Puck drop is at 7:00pm.