Saturday, November 22, 2014

Plenty Of Dogs On Draft Radar

The Sea Dogs are continuing to draw lots of attention for the 2015 NHL Draft.

Five Sea Dogs were listed in NHL Central Scouting’s latest rankings. Defenseman Jakub Zboril was the highest ranked of the five, receiving an ‘A’ rating – otherwise known as a projected first rounder.

‘B’ ratings were given to defenseman Thomas Chabot and forwards Nathan Noel and Adam Marsh. The rating indicates a projected second or third rounder.

Lastly, Samuel Dove-McFalls was given a ‘C’ rating, meaning he is a projected fourth, fifth or sixth rounder.

Meanwhile, Zboril was ranked 17th in Sportsnet’s latest rankings. He was ranked 25th earlier in the year. Chabot and Marsh were honourable mentions in those rankings.

Some other news and notes…
  • The Sea Dogs are holding a cereal drive before tonight’s game in support of Partners Assisting Local Schools - the PALS program. Fans are asked to bring a new box of cereal or breakfast bars to the game. Donations can be dropped off inside the main doors of the concourse at Harbour Station. The only request is that the cereal be healthy and nutritious. All donations will be distributed to breakfast programs at PALS schools in Saint John.
  • Tonight is also Minor Hockey Night. The Sea Dogs are offering special group ticket prices for minor hockey teams in the region. Please contact Shanna Hopkins, Manager of Business Development, at 632-8159.
  • Luke Green will not be in Saint John’s lineup again tonight. He received a two game suspension for a cross checking game misconduct and major penalty he received last Saturday in Baie-Comeau.
  • With an assist last night, Thomas Chabot ended a four-game pointless streak. It was the longest stretch that he has been held pointless this season.
  • CHL teams without a home loss in regulation time: Saint John (9-0-0-2), Ottawa (6-0-1-0) and Kelowna (9-0-1-0).
  • The Chicago Tribune – yes, the Chicago Tribune – has a great article on Adam Marsh, his move to Canada and playing junior hockey in general. Really great read.
  • has released their rankings of the top 25 Atlantic Canadians available for the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. The first five can be viewed for free. Centre Shane Bowers of the Halifax McDonalds was ranked first.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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