Monday, February 24, 2014

News & Notes From Sunday's Game

Some stuff from yesterday’s game…
  • This was a huge win for the Sea Dogs who are now back in 16th-place in the QMJHL standings. They are two points back of 14th-place Bathurst and one-point back of 15th-place Charlottetown.
  • Saint John ended a five-game losing streak.
  • Bradley Kennedy and Alexander McQuaid had a fight in the first period. It was so far away from the play it took some time for the camera operators to pick up that there was a fight going on.
  • Nathan Noel scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season to give Saint John a 2-0 lead after one period of play. This was the first multi-goal game of his career.
  • Jason Cameron had an assist, giving him three goals and two assists in his past eight games.
  • Daniel Sprong had a goal and a bunch of other chances in the third period. He had a Charlottetown high nine shots.
  • Antoine Landry got the start in net and picked up his first win since his injury. He made several nice saves in this one, including one off a Sprong breakaway in the third period. Landry made 37 saves in the win, including 19 in the third period.
  • Saint John got outshot 38-17 in the game and 20-2 in the third period. The QMJHL website says the Sea Dogs had just five dangerous shots.
  • Defenseman Sheehan Kirkwood made his QMJHL debut on Sunday. He had two hits, was a -1, and picked up an unsportsmanlike penalty in the second period.
  • Entering this game, the Sea Dogs hadn’t scored more than a goal in each of their past three games.
  • These two meet again in Charlottetown on March 15th – the final day of the regular season. It would be quite awesome if the final playoff spot came down to the winner of this game.
  • The Sea Dogs were without forwards Joey Richard (shoulder), Stephen Anderson (upper body), and Marcus Cuomo (healthy) along with defensemen Michael Abbott (wrist), Olivier LeBlanc (upper body), and Jeremy Doucet (healthy).

NOTES: Nathan Noel had four shots… Noel and Will Thompson each had three hits…the Islanders have lost three straight and are 1-9 in their last 10… the Olympics are the best.

SN Three Stars
3. Daniel Sprong
2. Antoine Landry
1. Nathan Noel

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs begin a three-in-three on Friday night at Harbour Station against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

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