Monday, March 9, 2015

Ward, Mann-Dixon Named All-Stars

Saint John Sea Dogs prospect Kyle Ward has been named a NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League first team all-star.

Ward scored 27 goals and 18 assists 33 regular season games with the Moncton Flyers this year, placing him fourth in league scoring. He also had four shorthanded goals, tying him for the league lead.

In four playoff games, Ward has three goals and five assists. The Flyers swept the Miramichi Rivermen 4-0 in the opening round of the post-season.

The 17-year old left winger was a ninth-round pick of the Sea Dogs in last year’s QMJHL Entry Draft.

Meanwhile, Blade Mann-Dixon has been named a Maritime Hockey League first team all-star. Mann-Dixon appeared in three games with the Sea Dogs in the first half, posting a 2-1 record to go along with a 3.82 goals against average and .878 save percentage.

In 16 games with the MHL’s Valley Wildcats this year, Mann-Dixon went 12-2-2 with a 2.40 GAA and an outstanding SV% of .925. His save percentage was the league’s best.

Also named a first team all-star was former Sea Dogs forward Connor Donaghey who is currently with the Yarmouth Mariners. Also, former Sea Dogs goaltender Antoine Landry joined his Woodstock Slammer teammate Matt Jenkins in winning the MHL’s top goaltending duo award.

Mann-Dixon and the Wildcats will face Donaghey and the Mariners in the first round of the playoffs. Landry and the Slammers will face the Miramichi Timberwolves in the opening round.

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