Monday, October 14, 2013

News & Notes From Sunday's Game

Some news and notes from yesterday’s game…
  • It looked like Saint John’s offensive woes from Saturday’s game had carried over into Sunday’s game when the Sea Dogs were on a four minute power play in the first. They had nothing going on until Olivier LeBlanc fired a point shot on net that went past Eric Brassard to make it 1-0.
  • The Sea Dogs would only score one goal in this game but had 39 shots on goal with plenty of quality chances. So that's good.
  • It was a good thing LeBlanc played in this game because he was probably Saint John’s best player. He scored his third goal of the season in the first period and had a team high eight shots.
  • Daniel Sprong is having a decent rookie season for the Islanders. He scored his sixth goal of the year in just his 11th game on Sunday. He now has 12 points in 11 games.
  • Islanders captain Jack Nevins continues to lead the team in scoring with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 11 games. He had 15 points in 51 games with the PEI Rocket last season.
  • Charlottetown entered the game with the best power play in the QMJHL but it certainly didn’t look like it. The Islanders went 0-for-5 on the man advantage and really couldn’t get much of anything going.
  • Olivier LeBlanc, Michael Abbott, and Stephen Anderson all had an ‘A’ on their jerseys. The Sea Dogs announced after the game that the trio will wear the letters for the next month as part of the team’s rotation.
  • Matthew Bursey Nation was out in full force. They dominated section four.
  • Two fights in this one. Kelly Bent had an unreal fight against Zach Beaton while Bursey dropped the gloves with Samuel Dove-McFalls. For Dove-McFalls, it was his first career QMJHL fight.
  • This was Saint John’s first regulation home loss of the season. They are now 3-1-0-1 at Harbour Station. The Sea Dogs play their next three games at home.
  • Saint John fell to 0-2-0-1 against Charlottetown this season while the Islanders improved to 3-0-0-0 against Saint John.
  • Another small crowd of 2,722 at this game. The Dogs are now averaging 2,891 fans per game in a building that seats nearly 6,300 people. After five home games last year the Sea Dogs averaged 3,900 fans per game.
  • Before the game, goaltender Sebastien Auger was named the Irving Player of the Month and Oliver Cooper was named the Canadian Tire Student of the Month.
  • Saint John scratches were forwards Marcus Cuomo (hand), Connor Donaghey (healthy), and Juraj Siska (back) along with defensemen Will Thompson (upper body) and Jurij Repe (wrist).
NOTES: Bell Aliant handed out inflatable thunder sticks… TransCanada now has a board ad at Harbour Station… the Islanders had 10 hits in the first period alone and 21 overall… a few Islander fans in the building – including one wearing a PEI Rocket jersey… there was an announcement made during the game that Harbour Station is breastfeeding friendly… $2,439 to the 50/50 winner… Lukas Walter had two hits… Ryan Graves had nine shots for the Isles… Charlottetown has only scored first four times this season…pictured is yesterday's season ticket holder game ticket.

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs battle the Moncton Wildcats on Wednesday night at Harbour Station.


  1. Was there really an announcement made that Harbour Station is breastfeeding friendly???????