Saturday, August 15, 2015

RECAP: Sea Dogs Lose 7-1

FINAL: Saint John 1, Charlottetown 7

POWNAL, PEI – The Saint John Sea Dogs got smoked in their second game of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s pre-season.

Either Matt Green or Dawson Theede (the box score says Green wore No. 27 while the lineup sheet sys Theede) had Saint John’s lone goal in a 7-1 loss to Charlottetown. Alex D’Orio got the start and allowed three goals on 20 shots. Alex Bishop took over midway through (according to the box score) and allowed four goals on 24 shots.

Keith Getson had a hat trick for Charlottetown. Mitchell Balmas had two goals while singles came from Josh Shatford and Shawn Boudrias. Olivier Chalifour and Guillaume Briand-Briere combined to make 28-save win.

Saint John fell to 1-1-0-0 on the pre-season with the loss. The Dogs were coming off a fairly solid 5-0 victory over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Thursday.

Islanders Country has a full recap of the game.

Some other news and notes…
  • Good to see Cedric Pare get in some game action and record an assist. He was injured in a rookie game earlier this week.
  • Sea Dogs dressed an even more in-experienced team than they did on Thursday against Bathurst.
  • Saint John really struggled on faceoffs again, winning just 28 of 72.
  • Jonathan Mason was credited with five hits.
  • Both Ben Reid and Benjamin Reade played. What a moment.
  • Pierre-Olivier Joseph, the brother of Mathieu Joseph, played for the Islanders.
  • If it makes you feel any better, five of Charlottetown’s seven goals were scored by key returning players.
  • Alex Kealey and Isaac McGraw had fights.
  • Here are the rosters that were handed out at the game:
NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs travel to Bathurst on Friday to battle the Titan at 7 p.m.

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