Sunday, August 16, 2015

Notebook: Sea Dogs On The News

Global News was in attendance for the first day of Sea Dogs training camp last Monday. They have a feature that focuses mostly on Joe Veleno.

Mikael Lalancette from TVA Sports was in town last week to follow Veleno’s first few days at Dogs camp. Here’s his stories on the Veleno brothers and on exceptional status.

The Czech Republic, featuring Saint John’s second pick in this year’s CHL Import Draft, Frantisek Hrdinka, finished sixth at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup tournament with a 1-3 record. Their only victory was a 5-3 win over Switzerland.

Hrdinka finished the tournament with two assists, including one in the fifth-place game against the United States.

Although his name was listed on Team Finland’s roster on the Ivan Hlinka website, it doesn’t appear Oliver Felixson played in any games. Hockey’s Future reported that he was not at the tournament.

Team Canada won gold at the tournament, Sweden silver and Russia bronze. Finland finished fourth.

Anthony Salemi made a good impression in his first pre-season game with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Friday.

Salemi scored Chicoutimi’s first goal of the game in the second period. He also added two shots and was a +1 in the Sagueneens’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

The following day, Salemi recorded an assist, one shot, one hit and a +1 rating in Chicoutimi’s 5-3 victory over the Drakkar.

Salemi was officially traded by the Sea Dogs to the Sags on Friday in exchange for a 2017 12th-round draft pick.

The Sea Dogs still have four pre-season games remaining this year. Up next will be a trip to Bathurst on Friday where they’ll battle the Titan for the second time this pre-season.

Saint John then returns home to host the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Dogs host the Wildcats again on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. and close out the pre-season against Moncton on Friday, Aug. 28 in Bouctouche.

Photo: Global

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