The Sea Dogs have brought in some reinforcements as the playoffs near.
The team announced yesterday that they have called up forward Ryan Kenny from the Miramichi Rivermen of the NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League.
According to a Sea Dogs news release, Kenny is expected to join the team before they depart for Baie-Comeau. Game one of the first round playoff series is on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Henry Leonard Centre.
Kenny, in his third season with the Rivermen, had 18 goals and five assists in 31 games this season. He was held pointless in four playoff games. He finished third in the league in penalty minutes with 97.
A fourth-round pick of the Sea Dogs in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, Kenny will help fill the hole left in Saint John’s roster left by the injured Adam Marsh.
RAMPAGE SIGN DeSERRES
Former Sea Dogs goaltender Jacob DeSerres signed an amateur tryout agreement with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage last week.
DeSerres finished his fourth season with the University of Calgary Dinos last week with his team falling in the University Cup quarterfinals. In 15 regular season games with the Dinos this year, the Calgary native recorded an 11-4 record to go along with a 2.07 GAA and .920 SV%. He was part of a fantastic goaltending tandem with Kris Lazaruk.
The Rampage are, for now anyways, the AHL affiliate for the Florida Panthers. DeSerres attended Panthers rookie camp as a free agent last fall.
Sea Dogs defenseman Luke Green finished third amongst 1998-born scorers this season.
Most productive 16yo (98-born) in the #QMJHL this season, Pierre-Luc Dubois leading the way follow by 2 defensemen. pic.twitter.com/gJbgmwSNRg
— Jérôme Bérubé (@Jerome_Berube) March 23, 2015
Green finished 14th in overall rookie scoring while Adam Marsh finished 10th with 44 points.
TSN’s Craig Button talks to News 95.7’s John Moore about a couple Sea Dogs.
The Hockey Writers has a solid profile on Sea Dogs draft eligible defenseman Thomas Chabot.
HockeyProspect.com has an interview with Jakub Zboril. On if he ever considered playing in the KHL: “not really, I don’t like Russia (laughs). Its great the KHL, but they don’t know about their players or nothing. It doesn’t mean anything.”
As of now, the Sea Dogs will have three picks in the top 10 of this year’s QMJHL Entry Draft.
The Dogs will select 10th overall (originally Charlottetown’s), 9th overall (their own) and either first or second overall (depending on who wins the coin flip between Saint John and Bathurst).
Six of the top seven picks in this year’s draft will be conducted by Maritimes Division teams.
Drew Gross, who appeared in two games with the Sea Dogs this season and recorded a goal, has had an eventful season health wise, the Stratford Beacon Herald reports.
Gross and the Woodstock Slammers were eliminated in the first round of the MHL playoffs by the Miramichi Timberwolves.
The Chronicle Herald has an article on former Sea Dogs forward Stephen Anderson and his return to hockey.
Anderson and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles will face the Quebec Remparts in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs.