Thursday, January 22, 2015

Notebook: Sauve's Shot Wins Contest

The Sea Dogs were represented at yesterday’s ECHL All-Star Classic in the hockey hotbed of Orlando.

Former Saint John forward Danick Gauthier had a goal in the ECHL All-Stars 8-4 victory over the Orlando All-Stars. Former Dogs defenseman Yann Sauve suited up for Orlando.

Sauve was held pointless in the game but did win the hardest shot competition that was held during the second intermission.

Sauve has two goals and two assists in eight games with the Solar Bears this season. Meanwhile, Gauthier has 14 goals and 17 assists in 35 games with the Wichita Thunder.

Former Sea Dogs forward Stanislav Galiev is continuing his stellar season with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.
With a goal and two assists last night, the Russian has 14 goals and 10 assists in 33 games with the Washington Capitals’ top affiliate this year.

Buzzing the Net has a profile on Sea Dogs defenseman Thomas Chabot. He had nothing but good things to say about playing in Saint John.

"They've done a lot of great things in Saint John," Chabot told Neate Sager. "It's a really, really good organization so there's a lot of pride."

Besides NHL Central Scouting, several outlets released draft rankings recently.’s January rankings have Thomas Chabot ranked 21st and Jakub Zboril ranked 22nd.

In Sportsnet’s January rankings, Zboril was ranked 16th, Chabot 23rd and Adam Marsh 28th.

The Cape Breton Star had an article on the severe injury Stephen Anderson suffered in a Sea Dogs game last year. From the article:

“I just leaned in to get the pass and Gingras stepped up,” said Anderson. “It was a clean hit. He got me really good. 
“The doctors called it a traumatic brain injury. They never really labelled it a concussion. The doctors never saw anything like what happened to me, in terms of the extent of the injury and how quickly I healed.”

Anderson, 20, has gotten his Screaming Eagles career off to a good start by registering five goals and an assist in five games. He is expected to be in the lineup this weekend when the Dogs host the Eagles.

How about the Screaming Eagles’ schedule this weekend? The team will play in Saint John on Friday and Sunday afternoon and will also be travelling to Moncton on Saturday to face the Wildcats.

Friday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday’s is at 3 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. It's very unfortunate that Sauvé's non-hockey injury in Vancouver has cost him the NHL career that he seemed to be destined for.