Friday, January 11, 2013

Sea Dogs Notebook

The Sea Dogs take on the Rimouski Oceanic in a rematch of the 2012 President’s Cup Final tonight at 8:30pm in Rimouski. They’ll face former teammate Kevin Gagne for the first time.

News 88.9’s Tim Roszell tweets that forward Matthew Highmore will not play this weekend due to a death in his family. Defensemen David Weckworth and Jurij Repe will not play due to injury.

Saint John’s road trip continues tomorrow in Victoriaville with a match against the Tigres and ends on Sunday in Sherbrooke against Benjamin Hade and the Phoenix.

Ryan Tesink is off to a good start with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. The St. Louis Blues prospect was traded to the Armada by Saint John in exchange for a 2013 first-round pick.

Tesink has a goal and three assists in four games with the Armada. He has been held pointless his past two games.

Here’s Tesink speaking to the media after his first game.

The Armada are third overall in the league with a 24-12-1-4 record.

Marcus Cuomo was named the Sea Dogs scholastic player of the month for December yesterday. He’s a St. Malachy's High School student.

Maxime Gravel – who was drafted by the Sea Dogs – was named Rimouski’s scholastic player of the month.

According to a release, “this initiative’s goal, which was developed by the QMJHL and its member clubs, is to recognize student athletes’ performances both on the ice and at school. The players are selected for their school results, their implication, the school-hockey conciliation, their team spirit and their on-ice performances.”

Via the dude who has been updating each team’s draft picks for the upcoming draft over on the French boards, here’s what picks the Sea Dogs have for the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft post-trade deadline.


Today’s Huberdeau links:
  • Hockey’s Future: Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Jonathan Huberdeau, Canada
  • ESPN: Panthers: Five Things You Need To Know
  • Sportsnet: NHL hinders trade deadline

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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