Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sea Dogs Notebook

Former Sea Dogs forward Stephen MacAulay is waiting for a working visa so he can play with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. He returned home to Halifax this week where he was interviewed by John Moore.

The Nailers are affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The CBC New Brunswick website has also posted Jacques Poitras interview on Information Morning where he is discussed the Sea Dogs’ and Titan’s arena contracts. Listen to that HERE.

Jonathan Huberdeau is still considered a prospect by Hockey’s Future. In their latest top 50 rankings, Huberdeau is ranked second.

From Hockey’s Future:

A creative playmaker, he got his teammates involved thanks to his astounding passing skills and on-ice awareness. For his efforts, the 2011 third overall pick became the franchise’s first Calder Trophy recipient. Already a rising star in the NHL, it should be only a matter of time before he is among the elite players in hockey.

Huberdeau has a goal and an assist in four games with the Panthers this season. The Panthers are 1-3 and have been outscored 18-7.

Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk is the top ranked prospect. Also of note, Nathan Beaulieu is ranked 36th, Charlie Coyle 46th, and Simon Despres 48th.

Speaking of Coyle, he is expected to miss three to four weeks with a sprained knee according to the Wild website. He suffered the injury in Minnesota’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks earlier this week.

“It’s not an ideal situation, but I’m fortunate it’s nothing worse than it is,” Coyle told the Star Tribune. “I’m going to keep a positive mindset, and I’m looking forward to recovering and doing everything I can to be healthy again.”

Coyle has been held pointless in the two games he has appeared in this season.

Stanislav Galiev was sent down to the East Coast Hockey League’s Reading Royals once again on Wednesday.

Galiev averaged just over a point per game with the Royals last season, recording 23 goals and 47 points in 46 regular season games and four goals and 11 points in 10 playoff games. He helped lead the Royals to an ECHL Championship. gives the impression that Galiev could be back with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears soon. “A light October schedule and a crowded roster led to the Wednesday reassignments of Michal Cajkovsky, Stan Galiev and Patrick Wey to the ECHL's Reading Royals,” writes Tim Leone.

Also assigned to the ECHL this past week was former Sea Dogs forward Danick Gauthier. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect has joined the Florida Everblades.

Gauthier had three goals and three assists in five ECHL games last season. In 38 AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch he registered five goals and five assists in 38 games.

1 comment:

  1. MacAulay's just got caught up in the American Government shutdown, unfortunately, and there are others in the same boat, so the ECHL is going to be playing short handed for a while.