Saturday, November 30, 2013

News & Notes From Friday's Game

Some stuff from last night’s game…
  • After a solid first period on Wednesday that saw the Sea Dogs out shoot the Islanders and 18-9 and lead 2-0, Saint John was held scoreless and out shot 15-2 on Friday.
  • Wild second period. Five goals and plenty of power plays.
  • Saint John entered the third with a 3-2 lead but couldn’t hang on. It was just the fifth time this season that Saint John had entered the third with a lead. The Foreurs scored three times to win it.
  • The Sea Dogs didn’t give Charlottetown any power play time on Wednesday and didn’t give Val-d’Or any in the first period on Friday. But the penalties started rolling in in the second and the Foreurs would go 2/5 on the man advantage on this night.
  • Kelly Bent scored his second of the season in the second period, opening the scoring for Saint John. It was Bent’s first goal since opening night in Moncton.
  • Anthony Mantha, the league’s leading scorer, scored once and had 10 shots on goal. He was dangerous – especially in the third period.
  • Backup Antoine Landry got an unexpected start against one of the top offensive teams in the QMJHL. Landry, making his first start at Harbour Station, played a strong game and made 42 saves in the loss.
  • Maxime Gravel, a third-round pick of the Sea Dogs in 2011, had two assists for the Foreurs.
  • Matthew Highmore scored his ninth goal of the season, tying him with Nathan Noel for the team lead.
  • Oliver Cooper had two assists. Second straight two-point game for him.
  • I just don’t know about this Subway dance game.
  • Saint John wore their black third jerseys for the first time this season. It was Black Friday! Get it!
  • Sea Dogs scratches were forwards Joey Richard (healthy) and Connor Donaghey (healthy) along with defensemen Will Thompson (healthy) and Jeremy Doucet (healthy).
  • Sea Dogs play-by-play man Tim Roszell was honoured in a pre-game ceremony for calling his 500th game on November 23rd.
  • It was Bingo Night at Harbour Station. The Sea Dogs raised $2,048.20 for the Empty Stocking Fund.

NOTES: This was the first meeting of the season between the two… only 2,847 at the game on a Friday night… Anthony Richard had three assists… Olivier Galipeau blocked a shot with his face in the first period… Mantha’s stick blew up during a power play in the second… Guillaume Gelinas had five hits… Oliver Cooper and Matthew Highmore each had four shots… Jason Cameron and Lukas Walter each had two hits.

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs take on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies tonight at 7pm at Harbour Station.

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