Thursday, February 11, 2016

DOGS DAILY: Dogs Sign A Pair

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The Sea Dogs announced a couple of organizational depth moves today.

The team has signed defenseman Michael Waugh of the NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League’s Miramichi Rivermen and forward John Warren of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s London Nationals.

Waugh, 17, has eight goals and 16 assists in 33 games with the Rivermen this season. This is his third season with the club.

Warren, who is listed at just 5’7” and 160 lbs, is third on the Nationals in scoring this season with 28 goals and 53 points in 26 games. A 13th round pick of the London Knights in the 2013 OHL draft, Warren has played in 32 career games with the Knights and has registered five goals and two assists. Warren turned 19 in January.

"He has a history of scoring, but he can also play a responsible, two-hundred-foot game," Sea Dogs general manager Darrell Young said in a press release. "He had lots of interest from teams around the QMJHL, and we're fortunate he agreed to join our organization."

According to the Sea Dogs, both players will remain with their current clubs for the rest of the season.

In other news…
  • The 2016-17 edition of the Sea Dogs got some good news today: the regular season will start on Sept. 22 rather than early September. The QMJHL’s board of governors approved the move today. Training camps will start Aug. 17. It’s good news for the Sea Dogs who will have plenty of players taking part in NHL training camps this fall.
  • Last night’s Sea Dogs win gives them 33 of the season, which is one more than they got all of last season. Saint John will have their best finish since the 2011-12 season when they won 50 games.
  • Nathan Noel (17), Matthew Highmore (12) and Sam Povorozniouk (12) all kept their point streaks alive last night. Mathieu Joseph also has goals in four straight home games.
  • The Dogs slipped out of the CHL Top 10 this week but were an honourable mention.
  • If you hadn’t heard, goaltender Alex D’Orio was recalled this week and backed up Alex Bishop on Wednesday. Will he start on Saturday against the league’s worst team?
  • The Sea Dogs have officially clinched a playoff spot, by the way.
  • Luke Green is the QMJHL nominee for the CHL play of the week this week. You can vote for him here.
  • Thomas Chabot was named Craig Button’s 42nd best NHL-affiliated prospect.
  • This happened:

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