Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sea Dogs Notebook

For those who haven’t seen it, above is what the poutine looks like at Harbour Station.

The Sea Dogs are on the road this weekend for a pair of games against divisional opponents. Tomorrow night they are in Sydney to take on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and on Sunday they are in Bathurst to battle the Titan.

The Screaming Eagles sit one point back of the Sea Dogs in the Maritimes Division with a 3-2-0-2 record. They are 3-0-0-1 in their past four games.

The Titan, who host the Moncton Wildcats tonight, sit fourth in the division with a 3-4-0-0 record.

Saint John has not played Cape Breton yet this season but they are 1-1 against Bathurst.

Following a two goal performance on Tuesday night, Michael Abbott has moved back into the team point lead with eight points (three goals and five points). Stephen Anderson is second on the team in points with seven while Olivier LeBlanc and Oliver Cooper each have six.

Abbott, Anderson, and Nathan Noel all share the team goal scoring lead with three each.

Cooper is a team best +4 if you are interested in knowing such things.

If you haven’t heard, Quebec City, Chicoutimi, and Moncton are the three teams bidding to host the 2015 Memorial Cup.

As expected, the Sea Dogs did not place a bid. The Times & Transcript writes the “Sea Dogs had stated their intention to submit bids to host both the 2015 and 2017 Memorial Cups. They opted out of the running for 2015 and will focus on 2017.”

According to a league release, “visits to each one of the cities will be schedule for the beginning of 2014 in order to proceed with the final announcement on April 3rd, following the Golden Puck Awards.”

Former Sea Dogs forward Shea Kewin has joined Mike Thomas and the UNB Varsity Reds men’s hockey team.

"Shea will be a welcome addition to our program, and will certainly bring size, speed, physicality and plenty of spirit. He was always a respected and hard to play against opponent," said head coach Gardiner MacDougall in a release.

Kewin has spent the past four seasons with the Dalhousie Tigers. He played 29 games with the Sea Dogs in 2008-09, recording 12 goals and eight assists.

In his column last week, Willy Palov wrote that former Sea Dogs forward Ryan Tesink, now with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, could be one of the league’s top scorers this season.

“Assuming his injury woes are behind him, Tesink is a pro-style forward who is surely anxious to make up for lost time from a year ago,” writes Palov.

Scott Oke was an honourable mention.

Tesink has a goal and six assists in four games with the Armada this year.

Future Considerations has an article on the draft eligible talent from the QMJHL this year. Olivier LeBlanc is mentioned.

“Puck-moving defenseman Olivier Leblanc is looking to improve on a successful rookie season in which he produced 18 points,” writes Mark Farnie. “The 5-foot-11 Leblanc is a bit on the small side, but he can run the power play and should get quality minutes on a rebuilding squad.”

The blog Flyers Faithful has LeBlanc and Matthew Highmore in their QMJHL Top 10 for the 2014 NHL Draft.

Harbour Station turned 20 years old yesterday. According to their website the venue has hosted over 300 Sea Dogs games.

Here are the SeaDogsTV highlights from Tuesday’s win over the Mooseheads.

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