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RECAP | Marlies – IceCaps: Cupid Misfires on Valentine’s Day

Sunday February 14, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – Scherbak – Holloway
Bozon – McCarron – Friberg
McNally – MacMillan – Ranger
Scott – Miceli – Bakker [/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bartley – Ellis
Hanley – Lernout
Johnston – Dietz[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Mac Bennett, Jeremy Gregoire, Josiah Didier, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed), Gabriel Dumont (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

It’s been a good homestand for the IceCaps this time around, winning their last three games consecutively.  But on this Valentine’s Day afternoon, the league-leading Marlies weren’t planning on giving the home team a clean sweep of the series.

Shots on goal were pretty even in the first period as the goaltenders Garret Sparks and Eddie Pasquale kept both teams out of the net.

Then Brett Findlay found mesh for his second goal of the season just five minutes into the second period.  Discipline problems crept back in for the IceCaps as a parade to the penalty box seemed unending.  Findlay solved Pasquale yet again in the third period as the Marlies continued to pepper the St. John’s goalie mercilessly.

Bud Holloway continued his heroics from the previous night and blasted home a shot from the blue line late in the third period on a power play.  The IceCaps scrambled to try to find a way to even the score before the final horn, but couldn’t make it happen.

Gabriel Dumont was not in the lineup today, having left the game in the third period last night.  The IceCaps now head out on their next road trip. First up is a visit to Syracuse to take on the crunch before heading to Binghamton for a back-to-back series Friday and Saturday night.

▲     Bud Holloway, Eddie Pasquale, Michael McCarron, Morgan Ellis

▼     John Scott

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 29 Shots 46
1 for 4 Power Play 0 for 6
14 Penalty Minutes 14
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (22-19-7-3) 0 0 1 1
 Marlies (38-9-4-0) 0 1 1 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Holloway (15)
  • TOR:  Findlay (2), Findlay (3)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 6-5-3
  • TOR: Sparks (W) 11-3-3
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Brett Findlay  TOR
  2. Eddie Pasquale  STJ
  3. Garret Sparks  TOR

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Canadiens Recall Goaltender Zach Fucale

Fucale recalled by Canadiens
TOKARSKI ASSIGNED TO ICECAPS

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St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

GM Marc Bergevin announced Monday that goaltender Zach Fucale has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens.

Fucale, 20, is in his first professional season with the IceCaps. In 12 games, the Rosemere, QC native has compiled a 7-2-2 record with a 3.12 GAA and a .907 SV%.

In his last three contests, Fucale has posted a 1.91 GAA while stopping 100-of-106 shots for a .943 SV%.

The 6-2, 187 pound goaltender was drafted in the 2nd round, 36th overall, by the Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

In a corresponding move, goaltender Dustin Tokarski has been reassigned to St. John’s, who will play their next three games on Dec. 2. 4 and 5.

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IceCaps Recall Forward Mark MacMillan from Brampton Beast

IceCaps recall MacMillan from Brampton
FORWARD MARK MACMILLAN RETURNS FROM ECHL AFFILIATE

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St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S, NL (November 13, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned forward Mark MacMillan to the IceCaps from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

MacMillan had two goals and three assists in six games with the Beast so far this season. He was scoreless in one contest with the IceCaps.

The Penticton, B.C. native was a fourth-round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2010. Named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference defensive forward of the year in 2014-15 with the University of North Dakota, MacMillan was signed to a two-year NHL entry level contract in April, 2015.

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IceCaps Assign Defenceman Dalton Thrower to Brampton Beast

Dalton Thrower (Photo by RDS)
Dalton Thrower (Photo by RDS)

St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S, NL (November 13, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned defenceman Dalton Thrower from the IceCaps to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

Thrower has registered two penalty minutes in two games with the IceCaps so far this season.

The Squamish, B.C. native was drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 21-year-old, who signed a three-year entry level contract in May 2014, played his amateur hockey with the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades and Vancouver Giants. The six-foot-one, 203-pounder skated in 37 games with the Beast last season.

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IceCaps Recall Forward MacMillan, Defenceman Didier from Beast

IceCaps recall MacMillan and Didier from Brampton
MARK MACMILLIAN AND JOSIAH DIDIER RETURN FROM ECHL

Josiah Didier
Josiah Didier

St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (October 27, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have recalled forward Mark MacMillan and defenceman Josiah Didier from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

MacMillan was scoreless in three games with the Beast, while Didier had a goal and an assist in three ECHL contests. Neither player has dressed for the IceCaps so far this season.

MacMillan was a fourth-round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2010. The Penticton, B.C. native was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference defensive forward of the year in 2014-15 with the University of North Dakota.

Didier was signed to a one-year American Hockey League contract in the off-season after completing a professional try out contract (PTO) with the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate in Hamilton last season. In 148 career NCAA games with the University of Denver from 2011 to 2015, the Littleton, CO native recorded 29 points (4 goals, 25 assists) and 203 penalty minutes.

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IceCaps Assign Forward MacMillan, Defenceman Didier to Beast

IceCaps assign MacMillan and Didier to Brampton
ICECAPS PLAYERS HEADED TO ECHL AFFILIATE TEAM

Mark MacMillan
Mark MacMillan

St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (October 22, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have assigned forward Mark MacMillan and defenceman Josiah Didier to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

Neither player has dressed for the IceCaps so far this season.

MacMillan was a fourth-round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2010. The Penticton, B.C. native was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference defensive forward of the year in 2014-15 with the University of North Dakota.

Didier was signed to a one-year American Hockey League contract in the off-season after completing a professional try out contract (PTO) with the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate in Hamilton last season. In 148 career NCAA games with the University of Denver from 2011 to 2015, the Littleton, CO native recorded 29 points (4 goals, 25 assists) and 203 penalty minutes.

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IceCaps Assign Centre Angelo Miceli to Brampton Beast

IceCaps assign Miceli to Brampton

Angelo Miceli (Photo by St. John's IceCaps)
Angelo Miceli (Photo by St. John’s IceCaps)

St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (October 19, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have assigned centre Angelo Miceli to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

The IceCaps signed Miceli to a one-year, two-way American Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season, last month. The 21-year-old scored a goal in three games with the IceCaps so far this season.

The five-foot-10, 180-pound pivot spent the previous four seasons with the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), capped by a 96-point season that placed him first among Tigres and fifth in league scoring in 2014-15.

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IceCaps Assign Winger Stefan Fournier to Brampton Beast

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Stefan Fournier

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (October 16, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have assigned right-winger Stefan Fournier to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

The six-fooot-three, 220-pounder from Montreal, split last season between the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) and Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) and did not dress in the IceCaps first three games this season.

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Brampton Beast Add Reinforcements from St. John’s IceCaps

IceCaps send reinforcements, Beast get Pasquale, Brown

(Photo by Brampton Beast)
(Photo by Brampton Beast)

Brampton Beast Media Release

BRAMPTON, ON – The Brampton Beast, proud ECHL affiliate of the St. John’s IceCaps and Montreal Canadiens, announced Tuesday that goaltender Eddie Pasquale and defenseman Travis Brown have been reassigned from the St. John’s IceCaps to the Beast.

The duo has arrived in Brampton and will be ready to hit the ice when the Beast kick off their second season in the ECHL against the Manchester Monarchs on Friday, October 16.

Pasquale, a Toronto native, was a fan favourite in St. John’s during his tenure with the Winnipeg Jets organization between 2011-12 and 2013-14 and was an AHL standout, collecting 55 wins in 112 games played in his three seasons on the Rock.

Considered a top-notch legitimate NHL prospect, Pasquale was red hot during his rookie season in the American Hockey League. The 6’2” goaltender was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team and took home AHL Player of the Week honours for the week of February 12.

Pasquale has spent the majority of his career in the AHL, but did suit up for 12 games in the ECHL with the Gwinnett Gladiators in 2011-12.

The Beast’s blue line got stronger and deeper on Tuesday as defenceman Travis Brown joined Pasquale on the trip from St. John’s.

Entering his first season as a professional, Brown completed his junior hockey career in 2014-15 with an exceptional year, helping the Victoria Royals to the second round of the WHL playoffs with a stellar 18 goals and 39 assists in 71 regular season contests.

A fifth round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2012, the 21-year-old rearguard is considered a potent two-way force, as evidenced by his career junior point totals (48G, 133A) split between the Royals and Moose Jaw Warriors.

The Brampton Beast start the 2015-16 season on the road but that doesn’t mean you have to miss the team’s Season Opener. The Beast are hosting a Watch Party at the Powerade Centre on Friday, October 16 starting at 6:30pm. Later in the week, head back to the Powerade Centre for Fan Fest, taking place on Sunday, October 18. Get your free tickets at BramptonBeast.com.

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Brampton Beast Roster Update: 11 Released From Camp

Beast release 11, Roster stands at 22 players

(Photo by Brampton Beast)
(Photo by Brampton Beast)

Brampton Beast Media Release

BRAMPTON, ON – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the St. John’s IceCaps and Montreal Canadiens, announced today that the club has released eleven (11) players from its Training Camp roster, shortening the number of players remaining to 22.

The following players have been released from Training Camp:

Peter Hermenegildo

Grant Holliday

Linden Bahm

Ben MacAskill

Grant Gettinger

Jason Yee

Nick Zappia

Ben Rubin

Dean Willmott

Dorian Peca

Paul Dorsey

The players remaining in Training Camp Include:

Forwards (13)

Chris Auger

Bryan McGregor

Brandon Marino

Scott Howes

Yannick Tifu

Jamie Wise

Stephon Thorne

Cal Wild

Jeff Brown

Luc-Olivier Blain

Thomas Stajan

Steven Guzzo

Yannick Riendeau

Defense (7)

Mathew Maione

Zach McCullough

Justin DaCosta

Guy Leboeuf

Steve Tarasuk

Francis Meilleur

Christian Weidauer

Goaltenders (2)

Bryan Pitton

Trevor Cann

The Beast’s second season in the ECHL kicks off on the road for the 2015-16 campaign. The Beast will head to New Hampshire to face the Manchester Monarchs on Friday, October 16 before ending their season-opening road trip in central New York to face the Elmira Jackals on Saturday, October 17.