Saturday, December 21, 2013

News & Notes From Friday's Game

Some stuff from last night’s game…
  • The win ended the Sea Dogs’ five-game losing streak and also their 11-game road losing streak. This was their first road victory – and just third of the season – since October 6th.
  • Not a whole lot happened in the first period.
  • After not giving Saint John any power plays in the first, Cape Breton got into some serious penalty trouble in the second. The Eagles took five minor penalties in the frame which allowed Saint John to score two power play goals and out shoot Cape Breton 11-4.
  • Jurij Repe’s second period goal was originally given to Matthew Highmore. It was quickly changed and given to Repe.
  • Repe also assisted on Oliver Cooper’s second period goal, giving the import defenseman a goal and assist in this game. He was named first star.
  • Defenseman Oliver LeBlanc returned to the Saint John lineup after missing last Friday’s game with the flu. He made an impact too, firing the shot that Cooper deflected in.
  • Cooper’s goal was his 12th of the season which gives him sole possession of the team goal scoring lead. Who wants to bet Nathan Noel scores in tonight’s game?
  • Samuel Dove-McFalls’ first career QMJHL goal at 12:44 of the third proved to be the winner. The 16-year old rookie forward played a pretty solid game despite taking an untimely penalty late in the third.
  • Cape Breton’s leading scorer, Cameron Darcy, didn’t even have a shot on goal last night.
  • William Carrier was in beast mode in the third period. He scored a beautiful goal to give the Eagles some life midway through the third.
  • Sea Dogs scratches were defensemen Michael Abbott (hand) and Will Thompson (healthy) along with forwards Noah Zilbert (lower body) and Joey Richard (healthy).
  • Shawinigan beat Quebec in a shootout last night to keep pace with Saint John in the overall standings.

NOTES: David Weckworth had four hits… another solid game for Marcus Cuomo. He had four shots in this one… Jeremy Beaudry had four hits for the Eagles… Kyle Farrell and Raphael Corriveau each had five shots… Sea Dogs are now 5-2-0-0 in games when leading after two.

NEXT GAME: The first half comes to a close tonight with the Sea Dogs and Screaming Eagles playing each other again at 7pm.

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