Some stuff from yesterday’s game…
- With Saint John losing and Shawinigan winning the Cataractes now sit 16th overall with 44 points, one point ahead of the Sea Dogs. Both teams have six games remaining this season.
- The Sea Dogs only dressed five defenseman due to injuries. Three of those who were dressed were rookies.
- This was the third game of a three-in-three for both teams. Weird and rare.
- The first period of this game was a mess. The teams combined for two fights, 18 penalties, and 46 minutes in penalties. Nobody was happy. The nastiness would cool down as the game went on though.
- Spencer Smallman’s second period fight against Anthony Gingras was just the second fight of his QMJHL career. Smallman had to go to the dressing room following the fight after getting cut.
- Jason Cameron continues his unprecedented point production pace. With a goal yesterday, Cameron has five goals and four assists in the past month. This for a guy with 35 points in his QMJHL career.
- As expected, Antoine Landry got the start in net after Sebastien Auger started on Friday and Saturday. Landry made some good saves in this one, especially during a Titan power play in the first period. The rookie netminder made 27 saves in the loss.
- The Sea Dogs were without forwards Joey Richard (shoulder), Stephen Anderson (upper body), and Lukas Walter (suspension) along with defenseman Michael Abbott (wrist), Olivier LeBlanc (upper body), Jeremy Doucet (upper body), and Sheehan Kirkwood (upper body).
- According to the Sea Dogs’ Twitter feed, Walter was “suspended for two games by the QMJHL. One automatic for 'aggressor' penalty last night; other is accumulation of game misconducts.”
- Saint John is now 5-3-0-0 against the Titan this season. They meet again next Sunday in Bathurst.
NOTES: David Weckworth had a Sea Dogs high four shots… Kelly Bent had four hits… Alexander McQuaid had eight minutes in penalties… Alexandre Gosselin and Matthew Boudreau each had four shots… Jake Primeau and Nicolas Dumulong each had four hits… the Titan have won two straight…
.@ABTitan hold a moment of silence in memory of @SeaDogsHockey vice-president Mike McGraw. #ClassyMove #ThankYou
— Saint John Sea Dogs (@SeaDogsHockey) March 2, 2014
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs take on the Moncton Wildcats on Wednesday night at Harbour Station.