The Saint John Sea Dogs released eight players from their training camp roster this weekend.
Yesterday, before the Sea Dogs’ pre-season game against the Halifax Mooseheads, the team announced that forwards Chris Sarault and Francis Theriault had been released.
Sarault, a 17-year old who was drafted in the eighth round by Saint John in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, played in Colorado last season. Theriault, 17, played with the MHL’s Campbellton Tigers last season and was a 13th round pick of the Dogs in this year’s draft.
Today, the team announced six additional cuts. Goaltender Christopher Smith; defensemen Sheehan Kirkwood and Louis-Philip Fortin; and forwards Cody Grant, Declan Smith, and Ryan Kenny have all been released from the team’s training camp roster.
Smith was a fifth-round pick of the Dogs in the 2013 QMJHL Draft and played in one game with the club last season. Kirkwood was signed as a free agent and played in three games with the Dogs in 2013-14. Fortin was acquired from the Quebec Remparts in the Alexander McQuaid trade. Grant, Smith, and Kenny were all selected by Saint John in this year’s Entry Draft.
30 players remain on Saint John’s training camp roster – three goaltenders, nine defensemen, and 18 forwards.
The Sea Dogs do not return to pre-season action until September 5 when they host the Charlottetown Islanders.