Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Miceli – McCarron – Holloway
Bournival – De La Rose – Dumont
McNally – MacMillan – Gregoire
Bozon – Pither – Fournier [/one_half]
[one_half_last]Barberio – Dietz
Ellis – Didier
Hanley – Lernout[/one_half_last]
Scratches: Dalton Thrower, Eric Neilson, Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured reserve: Ryan Johnston (back surgery)
After a disappointing loss to the Rochester Americans last night, the IceCaps looked to right the ship when they faced the Amerks again tonight. Shots on goal were kept on more of an even keel this night, until the third period when the IceCaps seemed to run out of gas.
The opening frame was played quietly in terms of offense, but the penalty box was active during the first 20 minutes yet again. Mark Barberio, Angelo Miceli, and Brett Lernout all found themselves serving minors.
Captain Gabriel Dumont got the home team on the board first, assisted by Jeremy Gregoire and Jacob de la Rose. That’s points in two consecutive games for JDLR after returning from injury. The Amerks and IceCaps then traded a couple of goals, with Stefan Fournier scoring for St. John’s.
The third period was all Rochester. The IceCaps were pinned in their own zone for minutes at a time, eventually resulting in a game-tying goal by Tim Schaller which would end up forcing overtime. The top line of Miceli, Mike McCarron, and Bud Holloway started the 3-on-3 OT, but Jason Akeson sniped the puck past Pasquale just over a minute into the extra minutes.
The IceCaps return to the ice on Tuesday night when the Albany Devils come to St. John’s for a back-to-back series.
▲ Jacob de la Rose, Brett Lernout, Eddie Pasquale, Stefan Fournier
▼ Angelo Miceli, Tim Bozon