Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sea Dogs Notebook

The Grand Rapids Griffins will play the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL’s Calder Cup Final.

Tomas Jurco and the Griffins advanced to the championship series with a 5-4 win over the Oklahoma City Barons on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. Jurco scored the game winner at 13:48 of the third period.

Although he hasn’t played yet this post-season, the Crunch also feature a former Sea Dog in Danick Gauthier.

Here is the schedule:

Game 1 – Sat., June 8 – Grand Rapids at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 2 – Sun., June 9 – Grand Rapids at Syracuse, 6:00
Game 3 – Wed., June 12 – Syracuse at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., June 14 – Syracuse at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., June 15 – Syracuse at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 6 – Tue., June 18 – Grand Rapids at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 7 – Thu., June 20 – Grand Rapids at Syracuse, 7:00
  *if necessary... All times Eastern

Former Sea Dogs defenseman Jason Seed is taking his talents to Carleton University this fall.

The Ottawa native spent parts of three seasons with Saint John, winning two QMJHL titles and a Memorial Cup. He played in 22 games with the Sea Dogs this past season as an overager before joining the MHL’s Summerside Western Capitals.

For the fourth time in team history, Saint John will select twice in the opening round of the QMJHL Entry Draft. The Sea Dogs also selected twice in 2007 (Simon Despres and Steven Anthony), 2009 (Pierre Durepos and Jonathan Huberdeau), and 2012 (Matthew Highmore and Olivier LeBlanc).

The Dogs have the third overall pick in this year’s draft which will be the highest they’ve picked since selecting first overall in 2007.

The QMJHL Entry Draft will be begin at 11am Atlantic time in Chicoutimi on Saturday. MAtv will be broadcasting the event once again and can be watched for free on their website.

A dude from International Scouting Services talks top three prospects for Saturday’s QMJHL Entry Draft.

Simon Larouche of did a Q&A session on the draft with The Q News yesterday. The full thing can be read here.

Tomorrow’s episode of 3rd Line Grind on Local 107.3 FM will be mostly draft talk. Rob is in Chicoutimi for the draft so SN’s Kevin Chambers will co-host.

The show airs every Friday at 6pm on Local 107.3 FM,, Rogers channel 949, and Aliant 824.

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