Friday, January 18, 2013

Sea Dogs Notebook

Remember Charlie Millen? He played three games with Saint John in 2011-12, going 0-2-0-0 with a 5.38 goals against average and a 0.831 save percentage. He’s played for a bunch of teams over the past year and is currently with the Ottawa Jr. Senators of the Central Canada Hockey League.

An unreal save Millen made the other day is making its rounds round the interweb. Via Buzzing The Net:

Millen is the son of Hockey Night in Canada’s Greg Millen.

The Sea Dogs play their first home game since January 5 tomorrow night when they host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at 7pm. The Eagles currently sit out of the playoff picture in 17th place overall.

On Sunday, the Sea Dogs take on the Moncton Wildcats at 3pm at the Station. Saint John is 4-1-0-0 against Moncton this season but got blasted 7-1 on Wednesday at the Coliseum.

Saint John enters action this weekend on a five-game losing streak and are 2-8-0-0 in their last 10.

Another good read over at Buzzing The Net – this time on why the Sea Dogs didn’t trade Jonathan Huberdeau’s QMJHL rights.

“Nobody was close,” Mike Kelly said about the offers he got for Huberdeau. Kelly added that it was quite complicated getting the compensation part of a possible deal worked out.

Kelly also talks about the Sea Dogs rebuild and how that is going.

Hockey’s Future had an article yesterday on the St. Louis Blues prospect system. Former Sea Dog Ryan Tesink got a mention.

“Both Tesink and (Moncton Wildcats forward Yannick) Veilleux seem like great acquisitions for the Blues, but due to long list of talent on the wings, it may be quite some time before either of them sees NHL action,” writes Suraj Sukumar.

Tesink has a goal and three assists in six games with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada this season. Francois Parenteau of La Presse reports that Tesink will not play this weekend due to an injury.
The Sea Dogs and Saint John Mill Rats have teamed up for a ticket promotion. From the release:

Harbour Station could be full of Sea Dogs season ticket holders as the Mill Rats extend an invitation with a complimentary ticket to the game against the Moncton Miracles on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. 
Season ticket holders have three chances to take advantage of the opportunity: 
- At the Mill Rats table located in Sea Dogs Central set up during this weekend’s games on the 19th and 20th
- At the season ticket holder skate following Sunday’s game from 6-7 p.m. 
This is an exciting opportunity for Sea Dogs fans to take in the excitement of a Mill Rats basketball game. The Sea Dogs and Mill Rats are collaborating to bring the fans of Saint John’s great sports franchises together.

From the Sea Dogs newsletter:

The Sea Dogs Foundation is now offering its 2013 Sea Dogs Alumni calendars for $10.00 each. But, if you show your $10.00 50/50 ticket, these calendars can be purchased for half price! 
Go to Sea Dogs Central or the Sea Dogs Styles booth on the concourse to take advantage of this great offer.

Solid calendars. Pick one up if you haven’t already.

Former Sea Dogs defenseman Kevin Gagne is having success with the Rimouski Oceanic. The 20-year old has two goals and seven assists in seven games with Rimouski.

Gagne currently leads all defensemen in scoring with 43 points this year. He also leads all d-men in goals with 13. His 30 assists are good for third.

The Oceanic, 28-11-1-4 and fourth overall in the QMJHL, visit Saint John on Sunday, February 10.

Not surprisingly, the Ottawa Senators sent former Sea Dogs forward Mike Hoffman back to the AHL’s Binghamton Senators yesterday.

Hoffman, who played one game with the Senators last season, has 10 goals and 12 assists in 34 games with Binghamton this year. Hopefully he’ll get called up at some point this season.

The Baby Sens sit fourth in the AHL’s Eastern Conference with a 24-8-1-3 record.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

1 comment:

  1. Then there is no reason in watching the Ottawa/Winnipeg on HNIC Saturday afternoon.