Friday, August 15, 2014

QUICK CAP: Dogs Win 7-2

QUICK CAP: Cape Breton 2, Saint John 7
By Lorne Webster & Jamie Tozer

SAINT JOHN - The Sea Dogs opened the 2014 QMJHL exhibition season with an impressive 7-2 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. It was a fast paced, often hard-hitting match between a fine collection of mostly rookies and free agents for both clubs. Nathan Noel and Juraj Siska led the way with two goals each. Julien Tessier, Stefano Pezzetta and Sam Dove-McFalls also chipped in with goals for the young Dogs. Jacob Smith and Lee Dower replied with late power play goals for the Eagles

Goals by Pezzetta and Siska less than three minutes apart late in the first period set the tone for this contest.

Mitch Dempsey and Sam Dove-McFalls also showed that the Sea Dogs will be much tougher this season with clear cut wins in fights during the second period.

1. Nathan Noel - two goals and great skating

2. Juraj Siska - two goals and solid overall play

3. Mathieu Joseph - two assists and excellent penalty kill
Unsung Hero(s):
 Blade Mann-Dixon and Bobby Dugan combined for 39 saves.

Very sad.


Nathan Noel, Samuel Dove-McFalls, and Thomas Chabot all wore and ‘A’ on their sweaters… Jeff Cowan an Greg Leland ran the Sea Dogs bench… two of the people who applied to be the new game day host tried out during the game… the official attendance was 6,377. As expected, there were a lot of empty seats – but not a ton more than there are usually for regular season sellouts… Mathieu Joseph, Braydon Blight, and Sheehan Kirkwood each had two assists... there were some problems with the Q site so the Sea Dogs score sheet has some errors and has not yet been completed.


The Sea Dogs travel to Dartmouth tomorrow (Aug. 16) to face the Halifax Mooseheads at 7:00 p.m.

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