Saturday, February 23, 2013

POSTSCRIPT: Sea Dogs 1, Mooseheads 6

A collection of recaps from last night’s 6-1 Saint John Sea Dogs loss to the Halifax Mooseheads…

Our recap. The Dogs headed to Herd country as the prepared to face off against the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday evening at the Halifax Metro Centre.

The Chronicle Herald’s recap. Not much changed since the last time the Halifax Mooseheads played the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Metro Halifax’s recap. The Halifax Mooseheads showed just how much separates them from the Saint John Sea Dogs on Friday night.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.

SaintJohnSeaDogs.com’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs were nearly shutout by the Halifax Mooseheads in the seventh meeting between the clubs in 2012-13. The Moose took a 6-1 decision in Friday’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

SCRATCHES: The biggest piece of pre-game news last night was that Sea Dogs captain Pierre Durepos was not in the lineup. According to News 88.9, he is suffering from fairly minor lower body injury.

Other Saint John scratches were Connor Donaghey, Brett Malone, and Michael Abbott.

DROUIN: With three assists on Friday, Jonathan Drouin extended his league best point streak to 22 games. He has registered 20 goals and 29 assists over the impressive streak.

The talented second-year forward now sits third in league scoring with 35 goals and 54 assists for 89 points in 41 games. He is just one-point back of league point leader Peter Trainor.

MACAULAY: Former Sea Dog Stephen MacAulay had an assist last night against his old team. He also had one hit, went 10/16 in the faceoff circle, and took an interference penalty in the first period.

RYAN: Andrew Ryan had two goals and now has 19 on the season. Video via the Mooseheads YouTube page:


POWER PLAY: Mooseheads power play had a good night going 3/6. They now have the league’s best power play with a rating of 28.8%. Saint John went 0/5 on the man advantage last night.

IZACKY: Jakub Izacky broke Zach Fucale’s shutout bid with just nine seconds remaining in the game. Izacky now has 19 goals on the season and continues to lead the squad in scoring with 31 points in 53 games.

STREAK: Halifax has now won six straight and are 9-1-0-0 in their last 10 games. They are pretty good. Meanwhile, Saint John has lost three straight and are 2-7-1-0 in their last 10.

STANDINGS: The Sherbrooke Phoenix are inching closer and closer to the Sea Dogs. With a shootout loss last night in Baie-Comeau, the Phoenix are now just two points back of the Sea Dogs for 15th place with 10 games to play. With last night’s loss, the Sea Dogs dropped to 21-36-1-0 for 43 points.

NOTES: Jurij Repe had a Sea Dogs high four shots… Konrad Abeltshauser and Luca Ciampini each had five shots for the Moose… Sea Dogs won just 29 of 71 faceoffs… no Nathan MacKinnon again on Friday night for Halifax… Saint John was out hit 11-7… the Dogs and Moose meet one more time in the regular season on March 15 at the Metro Centre…. Saint John plays five of their next six games at home.

OUT OF TOWN
Acadie-Bathurst 3 at Cape Breton 2
Drummondville 2 at Moncton 7
Blainville-Boisbriand 3 at Victoriaville 2
Sherbrooke 2 at Baie-Comeau 3 (SO)
Rimouski 5 at Chicoutimi 4 (SO)
Quebec 2 at Rouyn-Noranda 4
Gatineau 2 at Val-d'Or 5

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the Drummondville Voltigeurs tomorrow afternoon at 3pm at Harbour Station. It’s CAA Sunday Fun-day and also Minor Hockey Day at Harbour Station with team packages starting as low as $125.00.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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