Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MacAulay Returns Tomorrow

Stephen MacAulay returns to Harbour Station on Wednesday night.

The 20-year old forward played four-and-a-half seasons with the Saint John Sea Dogs prior to being traded to the Halifax Mooseheads during this year’s holiday trading period. The Sea Dogs received a 2013 fourth-round pick and a 2014 second-round pick in return.

A third-round pick of the Sea Dogs in 2008, MacAulay registered 58 goals and 71 assists for 129 points in 255 games.

MacAulay has a great chance to play in his fourth straight President’s Cup final and third consecutive Memorial Cup tournament with the Mooseheads. Halifax is running away with first-place in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with a 46-6-2-1 record for 95 points. The Rimouski Oceanic are the closest team behind them with 82 points.

After a long stretch in the top spot, the Mooseheads have been ranked second for a few weeks in the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings.

A win over the Sea Dogs Wednesday night would give the Moose 47 wins on the season which would be a franchise record. But all the talk in Moose Country right now is this about this Ross Johnston/Brian Lovell thing. It even made Deadspin.

So the Moose will be without Lovell tomorrow. The Chronicle Herald also reports Trey Lewis is experiencing concussion like symptoms. Star forward Nathan MacKinnon hasn’t played since February 8 due to a knee injury.

This game will be the first of a home-and-home between the Sea Dogs and Mooseheads. They also meet Friday night in Halifax. The Moose are 4-0-1-0 against the Dogs with three games remaining in the season series.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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