Thursday, November 28, 2013

News & Notes From Wednesday's Game

Some stuff from last night’s game…
  • Saint John ended an eight-game losing streak last night with a 3-2 shootout win over the Islanders. The Dogs also ended their nine-game losing streak earlier this month with a home win over Charlottetown.
  • The Dogs play the Islanders in Charlottetown on December 13th and at home on January 17th. Looking forward to seeing Saint John end losing streaks in those games as well.
  • Charlottetown has now lost three straight games.
  • The Sea Dogs’ first period last night has to be one of their better periods of the year. They scored twice and out shot the Islanders 18-9. Saint John had 16 shots in the next three frames combined.
  • Just the third time this season that Saint John has led after the first period.
  • Import defenseman Jurij Repe scored his first goal of the season in the first period, opening the scoring.
  • Stephen Anderson had unlimited quality scoring chances in this game but came away with no points. He had six shots in total and was named the third star of the game.
  • Rookie Daniel Sprong netted his 14th of the season to get the Isles on the board in the second. He now has 31 points in 28 games this year.
  • The Dogs are now 2-3-0-0 when out shooting their opponent.
  • Saint John actually hit the net in the shootout – twice! They missed on all three attempts last Friday in a shootout loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The Dogs improved to 2-3 in breakaway contests having scored on nine of 24 shot attempts.
  • Very rare: Saint John did not take a minor penalty in this game so Charlottetown did not have a single power play opportunity. The only penalties were a five-minute fighting major to Lukas Walter along with an unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct. Impressive.
  • Sea Dogs scratches were forwards Joey Richard (healthy) and Connor Donaghey (healthy) along with defensemen Alexander McQuaid (healthy) and Jeremy Doucet (healthy).
  • And here is Walter’s fight, via

NOTES: Spencer Smallman returned to the Sea Dogs lineup after missing Saturday’s game with an injury… $2,368 went to the 50/50 winner… 2,948 survived the storm and attended (or bought tickets at least) the game… this was the first game of a five game homestand for the Sea Dogs… Kelly Bent had four hits… Daniel Spring had five shots for Charlottetown… Troy Vance had four hits… Dogs are 2-2-0-1 against the Isles this season.

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Friday night at 7:30pm at Harbour Station.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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