Thursday, November 12, 2015

RECAP: Sea Dogs Lose 5-0

FINAL: Moncton 5, Saint John 0
By Kevin Chambers | SN Staff

SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs looked to gain their first victory in their fourth attempt against their provincial rival the Moncton Wildcats on Thursday night. It didn’t go so well with the Wildcats earning a 5-0 victory.

The first period saw plenty of scoring chances at both ends of the ice including a breakaway for Manuel Wiederer which was denied by Marc-Antoine Turcotte. Kevin Klima would open the scoring with just 3:35 remaining in the opening period, banging home a rebound past Turcotte. The Wildcats would strike again just 53 seconds later when Lane Cormier found the back of the net, making it 2-0 Wildcats. The scoring spree continued late in the frame when Wiederer scored on the power play with 27 seconds left in the opening period, sending the teams to the dressing room with the Wildcats out front 3-0.

Alex Bishop replaced Marc-Antoine Turcotte to start the second period. Will Bower didn’t waste any time scoring, connecting just 1:04 into the second period to make it 4-0. Kevin Klima would add to the onslaught, scoring Moncton’s fifth goal at the 2:21 mark, which would end Alex Bishop’s night rather abruptly. The Sea Dogs would calm things down after the flurry of goals but the damage had been done. After two periods the Dogs were down 5-0.

The third period got off to a slow start for both teams with the Wildcats clogging up the neutral zone. With a 5-0 lead they were comfortable dropping back into a defensive stance and were successful in doing so, shutting down the Sea Dogs’ offense for the night and securing a shutout for Sebastien Dupre. The loss drops the Sea Dogs’ record to 0-4 against the Wildcats this season.

  • The Sea Dogs announced today that they have signed forward Nico Blachman. He had been playing with the Chicago Steel of the USHL. He was not dressed for tonight’s contest.
  • Matt Green joins Samuel Dove-McFalls on the injured list as he was seen with a sling on his left arm. Jason Bell and Austin Clapham were also scratched.
  • The Sea Dogs also announced today that they have recalled goaltender Matt Williams from the Summerside Western Capitals of the MHL.
  • Before the game, Mathieu Joseph was named the Sea Dogs’ Student of the Month while Matthew Highmore was named Player of the Month.
  • During a penalty kill, Oliver Felixson attempted to clear the puck and hit Bokondji Imama in the face. He wobbled off the ice with the help of his teammates.
  • The Wildcats scored five goals in the span of just five minutes and 56 seconds between the end of the first and start of the second periods.
  • This is second time the Sea Dogs have been shutout this season.
  • Attendance for this game was 2,685.

Kevin Klima scoring with 3:35 left in the first period started a furious run by the Wildcats, who went on to score three at the end of the first followed by two more early in the second.

1. Liam Murphy
2. Kevin Klima
3. Sebastien Dupres

I gotta go with Jamie on this one.
The Sea Dogs are right back at it tomorrow night when they welcome back Olivier Leblanc and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at 7:30 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. I saw Imama come back to the bench looking to play only to have the team Dr\Trainer tell the Coach he was not cleared. He was NOT happy #SomebodyCalledHisMama