Monday, September 23, 2013

POSTSCRIPT: Islanders 3, Sea Dogs 2

A collection of recaps from yesterday’s 3-2 Sea Dogs shootout loss to the Charlottetown Islanders…

Our recap. It took a nine round shootout to decide a winner on Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station.

The Telegraph-Journal’s recap (Paywall). The Charlottetown Islanders remain undefeated in the early stages of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season.

The Guardian’s recap. Troy Vance scored the shootout winner Sunday in Saint John, N.B., as the Charlottetown Islanders remained undefeated early in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season.

The Canadian Press’ recap. Troy Vance scored the winner in the ninth round of a shootout as the Charlottetown Islanders remained undefeated with a 3-2 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Sunday.’s recap. Troy Vance scored the shootout winner in the ninth round to give the Charlottetown Islanders a 3-2 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action at Harbour Station Sunday afternoon.

SCRATCHES: The Sea Dogs were without forwards Juraj Siska (not here/injured), Joey Richard (healthy), and Kelly Bent (healthy) along with defensemen Jurij Repe (wrist) and Thomas Chabot (death in family).

RECORD: The Islanders improved to 4-0-0-0 with yesterday’s win. The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, also 4-0, are the only other undefeated team remaining in the QMJHL. Meanwhile, Saint John fell to 2-1-0-1 but did pick up a solid three of a possible four points this weekend.

FIGHT: Lukas Walter and Jack Nevins dropped the gloves at 2:06 of the first. Walter landed a bomb to start things off. Video via

CUOMO: Marcus Cuomo opened the scoring in the first period, finishing off a nice passing play with Oliver Cooper and Stephen Anderson. It was Cuomo’s first goal – and point – of the season.

DOVE-MCFALLS: 16-year old rookie forward Samuel Dove-McFalls picked up his first career QMJHL point with an assist on Nathan Noel’s third period goal.

SPRONG: Plenty of young talent played in yesterday’s game. One of those players was Charlottetown’s Daniel Sprong who scored the first of his career in the first period. Sprong was the 13th overall pick in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft.

AUGER: After missing last weekend's action due to a lower body injury, Sebastien Auger showed no signs of hurt in this weekend’s performances. Yesterday, he made 38 saves in 65 minutes of play and then made six stops in the shootout. He has allowed three goals on 85 shots this season. Also worth noting is the fact that Auger faced nine shootout shooters in all of last season.

FIRST GOAL: The Islanders have yet to score first in any of their games this season. Weird.

THIRD PERIODS: The Sea Dogs seem to save their best for last. Seven of Saint John’s 10 goals scored this season have come in third periods. They have also allowed five in thirds, the most of any period.

BBQ: The Sea Dogs season ticket holder barbecue that was scheduled to take place after the game was cancelled. It was the second time the event has been cancelled due to rain. The BBQ is clearly cursed.

NOTES: Announced attendance was 2,536. That’s a small crowd… 50/50 winner took home $2,306… Nathan Yetman left the game in the second period in some obvious pain after blocking two shots. He would return though… Charlottetown goaltender Eric Brassard made his first start of the season and made 34 saves in the win… lots of hitting in this game. The Isles out hit the Dogs 28-17… Alexis Pepin had six hits… Alex McQuaid had four hits… Michael Abbott had seven shots while Nathan Noel had five… the Sea Dogs next home game is on Saturday night against Sherbrooke.

NEXT GAME: These two teams meet again this Friday night in Charlottetown.

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