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RECAP | Wolf Pack – IceCaps: Ending the Season on a High Note

Saturday April 16, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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2-1

WOLF PACK
Hartford

(Photo courtesy of the St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Scherbak
Friberg – De la Rose – Dumont
Addison – Audette – Holloway
Bozon – MacMillan – Gregoire[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Hanley – Dietz
Johnston – Ellis
Bourque – Didier[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Dalton Thrower, Mac Bennett, John Scott, Travis Brown, Cory Ward, Tom Parisi, Ben Scrivens, Brandon McNally, Angelo Miceli, Alexandre Ranger, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Michael Bournival (concussion)

Game Report

For the final game of the season, the IceCaps did not disappoint their fans.  After a quickly played first period which again did not see any goals or penalties, the Wolf Pack struck first in the second period.

After that, it was Jacob de la Rose who stormed into the second frame with a beautiful shot from the high slot to tie the game.  Both goaltenders, Eddie Pasquale and Mackenzie Skapski, were lights out stopping shot after shot from either team.

In the third period Tim Bozon got the go-ahead goal and the IceCaps kept the Wolf Pack at bay for the rest of the game.  It was a tremendous way for the team to end their season as they saluted their St. John’s fans from center ice.

Prior to the game, awards were given out by the team to some of its players.  Michael McCarron was named Rookie of the Year, Zach Fucale was named Community Man of the Year, Josiah Dider was awarded the Hardest Working Player, Morgan Ellis won Top Defenceman, and captain Gabriel Dumont earned the MVP award for the season.

 

▲     Eddie Pasquale, Tim Bozon, Morgan Ellis, Michael McCarron, Charles Hudon, Daniel Audette, Max Friberg, Jacob de la Rose

 Statistics 
ICECAPS WOLF PACK
 35 Shots 36
0 for 1 Power Play 0 for 2
4 Penalty Minutes 2
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (32-33-8-3) 0 1 0 1
 Wolf Pack (41-32-3-0) 0 1 1 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  de la Rose (7), Bozon (5)
  • HFD:  Tambellini (17)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 13-10-3
  • HFD: Skapski (L) 4-7-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Eddie Pasquale  STJ
  2. Mackenzie Skapski  HFD
  3. Mark MacMillan  STJ

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 Post-game interview

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RECAP | Wolf Pack – IceCaps: Holloway Matches Personal Best, Sets New Record

Friday April 15, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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1-4

WOLF PACK
Hartford

(Photo courtesy of the St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Scherbak
Friberg – De la Rose – Dumont
Addison – Audette – Holloway
Bozon – MacMillan – Gregoire[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Hanley – Dietz
Johnston – Ellis
Bourque – Didier[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Dalton Thrower, Mac Bennett, John Scott, Travis Brown, Cory Ward, Tom Parisi, Ben Scrivens, Brandon McNally, Angelo Miceli, Alexandre Ranger, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Michael Bournival (concussion)

Game Report

It’s been a week since the IceCaps had back-to-back win momentum against the Utica Comets and they seemed to lose a lot of energy during that time.

Tonight’s game was lackluster, at best.  No energy, no penalties until the third period, and not a lot in the way of shots.

Hartford, still in the hunt for a playoff position, tallied goal after goal and found themselves up 3-0 in the final frame.  A power play goal by Michael McCarron put the IceCaps on the board with Bud Holloway and Morgan Ellis assisting on the goal.  With that helper, Holloway tied his personal best for points in a season (61) and set a new team record for most assists in a season (42).

Zach Fucale had some tremendous saves in net, but the Wolf Pack kept coming and St. John’s just couldn’t muster anything close to a comeback.

The IceCaps close out their season on Saturday with one more game against the Hartford Wolf Pack.

▲     Morgan Ellis, Bud Holloway, Zach Fucale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS WOLF PACK
 22 Shots 27
1 for 2 Power Play 0 for 1
4 Penalty Minutes 6
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (31-33-8-3) 0 0 1 1
 Wolf Pack (41-31-3-0) 1 1 2 4
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  McCarron (17)
  • HFD:  Megna (15), Summers (3), Jensen (19), Nehring (22)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 16-19-4
  • HFD: Skapski (W) 4-6-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Jayson Megna  HFD
  2. Chris Summers  HFD
  3. Bud Holloway  STJ

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 Post-game interview
 

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RECAP | IceCaps – Wolf Pack: Still Searching For a Solution

Saturday January 30, 2016 
XL Center, Hartford, CT

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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1-4

HARTFORD
Wolf Pack

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Andrighetto
Lessio – Scherbak – Holloway
de la Rose – Dumont – Friberg
MacMillan – Gregoire [/one_half]

[one_half_last]Hanley – Lernout
Ellis – Dietz
Bennett – Johnston
Didier[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Michael Bournival, John Scott, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed), Victor Bartley (undisclosed)
Injured reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

The slide continues for the St. John’s IceCaps. Coach Sylvain Lefebvre moved his lines around again, pushing Michael McCarron back to the first line, dropping Nikita Scherbak down to the second line. Gabriel Dumont moved back to center on the third line, putting Jacob de la Rose on the left wing.  Lefebvre also chose to roll seven defensemen tonight.

The new look still failed to produce results.  It only took about five minutes for the Wolf Pack to put the first goal on the scoreboard.  Despite the first period continuing fairly quietly, things started to break down in the second frame.  Josiah Didier took a couple of penalties, including a fighting major, and McCarron took consecutive penalties for cross-checking and unsportsmanlike conduct.  Hartford tallied two more goals during the period, one of which came on the power play from McCarron’s second penalty.

Charles Hudon gave the IceCaps some hope by potting a wrister to start the third period, but the comeback hill was too steep to climb.  This was the third consecutive loss for the IceCaps, who now head back to St. John’s for some rest and preparation for their next opponent.

In the meantime, McCarron and Morgan Ellis head to Syracuse to take part in the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic on Sunday and Monday.

The IceCaps return to Mile One Centre on Friday night when they welcome the Utica Comets for a back-to-back series.

▲     Charles Hudon, Max Friberg

▼     Michael McCarron

 Statistics 
ICECAPS WOLF PACK
 27 Shots 26
0 for 4 Power Play 1 for 4
13 Penalty Minutes 13
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (19-17-6-3) 0 0 1 1
 Wolf Pack (23-20-2-0) 1 2 1 4
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Hudon (14)
  • HFD:  Graves (5), Nehring (14), Nehring (15), Tarnasky (10)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 10-10-3
  • HFD: Malcolm (W) 5-3-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Chad Nehring   HFD
  2. Ryan Bourque  HFD
  3. Nick Tarnasky  HFD

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
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Release: Bulldogs Sign Forward T.J. Hensick to One-Year Contract

BULLDOGS SIGN T.J. HENSICK TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed forward T.J. Hensick to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2014-2015 season.

Hensick split the 2013-2014 season between the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack and the Swedish Hockey League’s MODO. In 42 regular season games with Hartford, the 28-year-old recorded 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) and no penalty minutes. In 31 regular season games with MODO, the Lansing, Michigan native registered 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) and two penalty minutes.

A veteran of seven professional seasons, Hensick has participated in four AHL All-Star Classics (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) and was named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team for the 2011-2012 season. In 363 career AHL regular season games with the Wolf Pack, Peoria Rivermen and Lake Erie Monsters, the 5’9”, 195-pound forward has compiled 371 points (111 goals, 260 assists) and 142 penalty minutes. In 112 career National Hockey League regular season games with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche, he has recorded 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) and 18 penalty minutes.

Before turning pro, Hensick played four seasons with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s University of Michigan Wolverines. In 164 games with Michigan between 2003 and 2007, he recorded 222 points (75 goals, 147 assists) and 144 penalty minutes.

Hensick was originally selected by the Avalanche in the third round (88th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.