Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sea Dogs Release Four More

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs announced this afternoon that four more players have been cut from the team’s Training Camp roster.

Forwards Mathieu Joseph, Brett Malone, and Riley Craft and defenseman Bailey Webster have all been reassigned by the club.

Joseph was a third-round pick of the Sea Dogs in June’s 2013 QMJHL Draft while Webster was a seventh-round pick. Both would have been 16-year olds this season which complicated things. It appears Saint John's final roster will include four 16-year olds: Nathan Noel, Will Thompson, Thomas Chabot, and Samuel Dove-McFalls.

Malone, 19, was acquired by Saint John last season from Shawinigan in exchange for a 2014 10th-round pick. The forward had two goals and an assist in 22 games with the Sea Dogs in the second half.

Craft, an 18-year old Saint John native, was a free agent invite by the Sea Dogs. He looked decent in pre-season action, recording three assists and a +3 rating in three games.

There are now 25 players left in camp: 13 forwards, nine defencemen and three goalies. Below is a look at who is lift (positions as listed in the Sea Dogs website).

Right Wing
Noah Zilbert – Returnee
Stephen Anderson – Returnee
Mackenzie Brown – Returnee
Connor Donaghey – Returnee
Kelly Bent – Trade
Joey Richard – 2013 Draft

Left Wing
Oliver Cooper – Returnee
Marcus Cuomo – Returnee
Samuel Dove-McFalls – 2013 Draft

Matthew Highmore – Returnee
Jason Cameron – Returnee
Spencer Smallman – Returnee
Nathan Noel – 2013 Draft

Olivier LeBlanc – Returnee
David Weckworth – Returnee
Michael Abbott – Returnee
Jeremy Doucet – Returnee
Steven Duda – Returnee
Will Thompson – 2013 Draft
Thomas Chabot – 2013 Draft
Alexander McQuaid – 2013 Draft
Sheenan Kirkwood – Invitee

Sebastien Auger – Returnee
Alex Fournier – Returnee
Antoine Landry – 2013 Draft

Players now have some time off before returning to Saint John after Labour Day. Their final pre-season games are on September 6th and 8th against the Moncton Wildcats. 

1 comment:

  1. I liked a lot of the new guys. I'm not sure all the returnees should have been so safe. Craft put up as many points in one game as some did last season. Newcome and others looked soild