Friday, October 21, 2016

RECAP: Sea Dogs win 4-1

FINAL: Val-d’Or 1, Saint John 4
By Kevin Chambers | SN Staff

SAINT JOHN – Sporting their Pink in the Rink jerseys, the Saint John Sea Dogs got back in the win column on Friday night, defeating the Val-d’Or Foreurs 4-1 at Harbour Station.

Goal scorers for the Sea Dogs were Mathieu Joseph (two), Cedric Pare and Matt Green. Alex D’Orio remains undefeated in his QMJHL career, improving to 4-0-0 by stopping 19 of 20 shots

Julien Gauthier had the lone goal for the Foreurs. Dereck Baribeau stopped 22 shots and Etienne Montpetit 16 in the loss.

To the notes…
  • This was Pink in the Rink night at Harbour Station, with the Sea Dogs sporting pick jerseys that were raffled off.
  • The Foreurs notched the lone goal of the opening period when Gauthier scored on a breakaway at 15:44, sliding a shot five hole on D’Orio.
  • Pare would even things up by banging home the rebound of a Matt Green wrist shot at the 5:20 mark of period two.
  • Joseph picked up his first goal of the night on a penalty shot at 8:11, going forehand to backhand before sliding the puck five-hole on Baribeau. That gave the Sea Dogs a 2-1 lead.
  • Joseph wouldn’t wait long to pick up his second straight tally. At 12:05 of the middle frame, Joseph undressed a Foreurs defender and went upstairs on Baribeau, making it a 3-1 Sea Dogs lead.
  • The Sea Dogs would extend their lead to 4-1 at 14:56 of the middle frame with a shorthanded marker. Samuel Dove-McFalls and Matt Green broke in 2-on-1 that ended with Green one timing a shot past Baribeau.
  • During the first intermission, the Sea Dogs recognized CEO and majority owner Scott McCain on his 60th birthday. Fans sang him the happy birthday tune.
  • There is an apparent serious flu bug going through the Sea Dogs locker room, causing several players to miss time.
  • Matthew Highmore picked up two assists, moving him past Tomas Jurco for sixth all-time on the Sea Dogs points list with 177 career points.

Smallman - Highmore - Joseph
Veleno - Noel – Dove-McFalls
Imama – Pare - Green
Reginato - Quinney - Ward

Michel - Stewart
Bernier - Green
Felixson - Martineau


SCRATCHES: The Sea Dogs were without Thomas Chabot (Ottawa Senators), John Warren, Jakub Zboril, Zach Grzelewski, Sam Leblanc and Bailey Webster.

Mathieu Joseph picked up back-to-back goals, giving the Sea Dogs a 3-1 lead. There was no looking back after that.

1. Mathieu Joseph
2. Matt Green
3. Cole Reginato

The Sea Dogs are back in action tomorrow night at Harbour Station against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Game time is 7 p.m. 

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