Our recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs got off to a good start but could not contain the PEI Rocket in a 6-2 loss in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Saturday night at the Charlottetown Civic Centre.
The Guardian’s recap. Jimmy Oligny had three assists and the P.E.I. Rocket won its second game in as many nights Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.
The Canadian Press’ recap. Victor Provencher and Matthew Bursey each had a goal and an assist and Antoine Bibeau made 24 saves as the Rocket (32-21-2) downed Saint John (21-34-1) for the fifth time in six meetings this season.
PEIRocket.com’s recap. Victor Provencher's second period power play goal became the eventual game winning goal as the P.E.I. Rocket downed the Saint John Sea Dogs 6-2 Saturday night at the Civic Centre.
SCRATCHES: The Sea Dogs were without Olivier LeBlanc (flu), Matthew Highmore (lower body), David Weckworth (knee), and Spencer Smallman (flu) on Saturday night.
Abbott played 46 games with PEI in 2011-12, recording a goal and seven assists. He has two goals and five assists in 15 games with Saint John so far this year.
FIRST PERIOD: Pretty solid first period by Saint John. The game was tied 1-1 after one and shots were 14-13 in favour of the Sea Dogs. Maxime Villemaire and Jurij Repe each had three shots in the opening frame.
BURSEY: Saint John native Matt Bursey gave PEI a 2-1 lead just 13 seconds into the second period as he buried a rebound. It was Bursey’s seventh goal of the season. He added an assist in the third period to go along with two shots and a +3 rating.
2nd PERIOD: Saint John headed into the second intermission down 3-2 but were out shot by wide margin the middle frame, 16-5. Stephen Anderson has the Sea Dogs’ only goal of the period.
ANDERSON: After a slow first half of the season, Stephen Anderson has really picked it up over the past month. Anderson has four goals and five assists over his past 10 games. On the season, Anderson has nine goals and 11 assists in 51 games.
FIGHT: For a third time this season, Patrick McGrath and Justin Dickinson dropped the gloves. It ended up not being much of a scrap as the two tumbled to the ice before many punches could be thrown. It was Dickinson’s sixth fight of the season which tied him with Oliver Cooper for the team high.
BUZZER: Jack Nevins scored right as the final buzzer sounded. The goal went under review and did not count, though, making it a 6-2 final.
CURRIE: According to the PEI Rocket Twitter, Josh Currie entered Saturday’s game with six goals and 15 points in five games against the Sea Dogs this season. He added to those totals Saturday, recording two assists. Currie sits third in the league in scoring with 85 points.
DUFFY: The Sea Dogs managed to keep Ben Duffy off the score sheet yesterday. He did contribute with three shots and a +1 rating. Duffy is second in the league in scoring with 86 points.
FOURNIER: Alex Fournier picked up the loss in net yesterday, allowing five goals on 37 shots. Fournier falls to 1-9-0-0 on the season with a 5.67 goals against average and 0.846 save percentage.
3-IN-3: The Sea Dogs ended their three-in-three with yesterday’s game. They finished 1-2-0-0 and were outscored 11-8.
VS ROCKET: Saint John fell to 1-5-0-0 against PEI this season while the Rocket improved to 5-0-1-0 against the Sea Dogs. The Sea Dogs and Rocket meet two more times this season.
NOTES: Antoine Bibeau had a problem with his glove in the first period. According to the Rocket Twitter, he wore Maxime Lagace’s temporarily… Charlottetown Civic Centre has a cool red line… Steven Duda, Ian Saab, and Oliver Cooper were all a -3… Maxime Villemaire had five shots… Jimmy Oligny had three assists… Yan Pavel Laplante had six shots… Alexis Pepin had four hits.
HIGHLIGHTS: From the Rocket YouTube page.
OUT OF TOWN
Val-d'Or 5 at Chicoutimi 7
Cape Breton 4 at Drummondville 1
Moncton 2 at Halifax 5
Rouyn-Noranda 7 at Blainville-Boisbriand 5
MONDAY: The Ryan Tesink trade hearing. No idea what’s going to happen.
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the Halifax Mooseheads on Wednesday at 7pm at the Station.
Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation
Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation