FINAL: Drummondville 1, Saint John 0
By Tim Lumsden
SAINT JOHN - The Sea Dogs set their sights on the visiting Drummondville Voltigeurs on Sunday afternoon as the teams went head to head at Harbour Station.
Sebastien Auger returned to net for Saint John while Louis-Philip Guindon took the net for the Volts.
Cross checking was the penalty that sent Ian Saab to the box at 6:21.
Maxime Villemaire took the next Dogs penalty at 9:20 for roughing.
The Volts took their first penalty at 10:58 when Jordan Murray drew a checking from behind call.
Ian Saab returned to the penalty box at 12:27, this time, for roughing.
Charles Beaudoin was sent off for interference at 17:09.
That would end the scoreless period. Shots on goal for the period were 14-9 in favour of Drummondville.
Jordan Murray started the second with a penalty as he was sent off for tripping at 1:36.
Gabriel Vermette was next in the box at 7:06. He was joined by Maxime Villemaire as both were sent off for delay of game. Jakub Izacky took a roughing penalty during that play as well.
Nikolas Brouillard would serve the last penalty of the period at 11:19 for hooking.
Shots on goal for the second scoreless period in a row were 9-10 for Saint John.
Charles Beaudoin and Mackenzie Brown got into a scuffle at 1:14, resulting in both being sent to the box for roughing.
Andreas Tsogkas received his own roughing call at 5:27.
Jeremy Auger found himself heading to the box at 9:41 for slashing while Ian Saab headed off at the same time for roughing... again.
With 10 minutes left of the third period, the game remained tied at 0.
Jakub Izacky took an unfortunate high-sticking call at 16:18, sending the Volts to the power play that allowed Jerome Verrier to score the lone goal for Drummondville, making the score 1-0 at 16:34.
As the buzzer sounded, Verrier would be the hero of the night, having scored the only goal in a 1-0 game.
Shots on goal after 60 minutes were 45-26 for Drummondville.
NOTES: See Sea Dogs Postscript tomorrow on SN.
NEXT GAME: Saint John's next game will be on Wednesday as the Dogs take on Cape Breton. Puck drops at 7pm.