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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

St.JohnsIceCaps

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

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

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IceCaps Weekly Wrap | A Week of Redemption [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Lead Correspondent, IceCaps Hockey Report

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

ST. JOHN’s, NL — Every Tuesday, IceCaps Hockey Report’s lead contributor, Amy Johnson, reviews the most recent action involving prospects of the Montreal Canadiens and what to expect from the St. John’s IceCaps in the week ahead.

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RECAP | Comets – IceCaps: A Team Locked In

Sunday April 10, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

7-1

COMETS
Utica

(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
Parisi – Didier[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

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

Game Report

It wasn’t a fluke. Last night’s OT win wasn’t just a flash in the pan for the IceCaps, as they took to their home ice this afternoon with another energetic and determined 60 minutes of play.

Jacob de la Rose stood out yet again, potting the first goal just over a minute into the game.  He was soon followed by Morgan Ellis scoring his 16th of the season, with an assist by Bud Holloway.

Next it was Mike McCarron’s turn, handling a pass right out of the penalty box and skating it in for a backhander into the net. He was assisted by Holloway, who set a new single-season points record for the franchise with 60 points, and Tom Parisi who earned his first pro point.

The second period brought more of the onslaught.  Tim Bozon wristed one past the goaltender right off the bat, and then Nikita Scherbak found mesh after a series of clean passes from McCarron and Charles Hudon.

The Comets managed to get on the board, but the IceCaps and Eddie Pasquale kept them out of the net for the rest of the period – despite Utica coming at the net hard and peppering Pasquale with shot attempts.

In the third period, the ice continued to tilt in favor of the IceCaps as Hudon potted two goals of his own.  The second one came after McCarron dropped the gloves with Joseph LaBate and earned himself his first AHL Gordie Howe hat trick.

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

The St. John’s team seemed to get a bit undisciplined late in the third, giving up a series of penalties that allowed plenty of man-advantage time for the Comets, but Pasquale kept the Utica skaters at bay for an outstanding finish to the weekend.

The IceCaps close out their season by hosting the Hartford Wolfpack on Friday and Saturday nights at Mile One Centre.

▲     Jacob de la Rose, Michael McCarron, Morgan Ellis, Bud Holloway, Tom Parisi, Nikita Scherbak, Charles Hudon

 Statistics 
ICECAPS COMETS
 39 Shots 31
0 for 4 Power Play 0 for 6
21 Penalty Minutes 17
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (31-32-8-3) 3 2 2 7
 Comets (36-25-8-4) 0 1 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  de la Rose (6), Ellis (16), McCarron (16), Bozon (4), Scherbak (7), Hudon (27), Hudon (28)
  • UTI: Valk (2)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 12-10-3
  • UTI: Bachman(L) 16-12-5
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Ryan Johnston  STJ
  2. Charles Hudon  STJ
  3. Michael McCarron  STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
 

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RECAP | Comets – IceCaps: The Boys Are Back

Saturday April 9, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

3-2

COMETS
Utica

(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]Parisi – Didier
Bourque – Ellis
Bennett – Thrower[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Ben Scrivens, Brandon McNally, Angelo Miceli, Alexandre Ranger, Eddie Pasquale, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Michael Bournival (concussion)

Game Report

Here was the night the IceCaps and their fans had been waiting for.  A strong team win, despite knowing that the playoffs are now out of reach.

Jeremy Gregoire was the first one to get on the scoreboard against the Utica Comets, assisted by Jeremiah Addison who notched his first pro point with the helper.  Addison made his debut in this game in addition to Daniel Audette and Simon Bourque.

Bourque would also get his first pro point on an assist to Jacob de la Rose’s power play goal in the third period, which would put the IceCaps ahead of the Comets 2-1.  Utica peppered netminder Zach Fucale all night long, outshooting St. John’s 49-27 when all was said and done.  Fucale looked strong and focused in net.

After Taylor Fedun scored the equalizer late in the third, earning his team a spot in the AHL playoffs, it was time for an extra period.  Morgan Ellis came up big for the IceCaps with a rocket one-timer from the top of the circle to give them a much-needed win.

The IceCaps finish out their season series against Utica tomorrow with a matinee game at Mile One Centre.

▲     Zach Fucale, Jacob de la Rose, Jeremiah Addison, Jeremy Gregoire, Max Friberg, Morgan Ellis

 Statistics 
ICECAPS COMETS
 27 Shots 49
1 for 5 Power Play 1 for 5
12 Penalty Minutes 12
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (30-32-8-3) 0 1 1 1 3
 Comets (36-24-8-4) 0 0 2 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Gregoire (6), de la Rose (5), Ellis (15)
  • UTI:  Hamilton (8), Fedun (8)
  • STJ: Fucale (W) 16-18-4
  • UTI: Cannata (L) 19-12-6
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Zach Fucale  STJ
  2. Morgan Ellis  STJ
  3. Jeremy Gregoire  STJ

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ROSTER UPDATE | Canadiens and IceCaps Transaction Summary

A number of callups, reassignments , and PTO/ATO updates have occurred betwee the Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps in the past 48 hours.  Listed below is a summary of all roster news and information.

April 4 2016 Transaction Summary

St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

IceCaps sign Bourque to ATO
SIMON BOURQUE JOINS TEAM FROM RIMOUSKI

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed defenceman Simon Bourque to a 25-Game Amateur Tryout contract (ATO).

Bourque, 19, has spent his entire three-year Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) career with the Rimouski Oceanic. In 2015-16, the six-foot-one, 184-pounder scored 12 goals and 46 points in 66 games.

The Longueuil, QC native was drafted by the Canadiens in the 6th round (177th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

 

de la Rose returns to St. John’s
JACOB DE LA ROSE JOINS ICECAPS AT HOME

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Earlier today the Montreal Canadiens reassigned forward Jacob de la Rose to the IceCaps.

The 20-year-old registered an assist in 22 games with the Canadiens this season and has collected four goals and 11 points in 30 games with the IceCaps.

The Arvika, Sweden native was drafted by the Canadiens in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Yogan released from PTO
ANDREW YOGAN HEADS BACK TO CINCINNATI

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have released left-winger Andrew Yogan from a 25-game Professional Tryout contract (PTO).

The 24-year-old registered a goal and five points in 15 games with St. John’s. Yogan collected 40 points in 32 games with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones this season, after previous stints in 2015-16 with the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch (two goals in four games) and Iowa Wild (four points in 16 games).

The six-foot-three, 205-pound native of Coral Springs, FL was drafted in the fourth round, 100th overall, by the New York Rangers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

 

IceCaps Sign Addison to ATO
JEREMIAH ADDISON HEADS TO THE ROCK

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed left-winger Jeremiah Addison to a 25-Game Amateur Tryout contract (ATO).

Addison, 19, spent the past two seasons with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and previous to that skated with the Saginaw Spirit for two campaigns. In 2015-16, the six-foot, 189-pounder scored 27 goals and 56 points in 66 games.

The Brampton, ON native was drafted by the Canadiens in the 7th round (207th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Audette reassigned to IceCaps
DANIEL AUDETTE HEADS TO ST. JOHN’S FROM SHERBROOKE

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 4, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned centre Daniel Audette to the IceCaps from the Sherbooke Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Audette, 19, has spent this entire four-year, junior career with the Phoenix, collecting 27 goals and 59 points in 52 games this season.

The five-foot-nine, 188-pounder from Blainville, QC was drafted by the Canadiens in the 5th round (147th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

 

John Scott and Ryan Johnston head to Habs
MICHAEL MCCARRON REASSIGNED TO ICECAPS

The Montreal Canadiens announced today they have recalled forward/defenceman John Scott and defenceman Ryan Johnston from the IceCaps and have reassigned forward Michael McCarron to St. John’s.

Scott, 33, has skated in 27 games with St. John’s, collecting two goals, four points and 85 penalty minutes. Earlier this season, the Edmonton native registered one assist and 25 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL.

The six-foot-eight, 260-pound forward has posted five goals, 11 points and 542 penalty minutes in 285 career regular season games with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Coyotes.

Scott joined the Canadiens organization on January 15th along with defenceman Victor Bartley in a trade with Arizona for defenceman Jared Tinordi and forward Stefan Fournier. He was named MVP of the NHL Al-Star Game in January.

A product of the WCHA’s Michigan Tech Huskies, Scott totaled 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 126 games at the collegiate level.

Johnston, 24, signed a two-year, two-way contract (2015-16 to 2016-17) with the Canadiens in July. The rookie pro has nine assists in 34 games with the IceCaps.

In 38 regular season games with the Colgate University Raiders of the ECAC in 2014-15, the five-foot-10, 180-pounder led all team defensemen in assists (14) and ranked tied for first in points (15). Johnston registered five goals and 42 points in 110 regular season games in his three seasons with Colgate from 2012 to 2015.

Johnston has no NHL experience.

McCarron, the Macomb, Michigan native has collected 34 points in 53 games with the IceCaps and registered a goal and an assist in 20 games with the Canadiens in 2015-16 – his first season of professional hockey.

Despite his lengthy stay in Montreal, McCarron still sits fifth in IceCaps team scoring and first among St. John’s freshmen.

The six-foot-six, 231-pounder was selected in the first round, 25th overall by the Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Bakker back to Wheeling
SHANE BAKKER RELEASED FROM PTO

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 2, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have released forward Shane Bakker from a 25-game Professional Tryout (PTO) contract.

Bakker, a six-foot-four, 210-pounder, registered a goal and 46 penalty minutes in 11 games with the IceCaps and earlier in the season, collected six assists in 20 games with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

 

Thrower returns to IceCaps
DALTON THROWER JOINS ST. JOHN’S AT MILE ONE

ST. JOHN’S, NL (April 2, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned defenceman Dalton Thrower to the IceCaps from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

Thrower is scoreless in eight games with the IceCaps and has registered 20 penalty minutes.  The North Vancouver native has a goal, three assists and 60 penalty minutes in 29 contests with the Beast.

 

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RECAP | IceCaps – Crunch: The Will to Win

Saturday February 27, 2016 
Oncenter War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

5-1

CRUNCH
Syracuse

(Photo courtesy Eric Payne Photography | The Post-Standard)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]McNally – Scherbak – Holloway
Hudon – Dumont – Friberg
Bozon – MacMillan – Ranger
Scott – Gregoire – Bakker [/one_half]

[one_half_last]Dietz – Lernout
Hanley – Johnston
Brown – Didier[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Angelo Miceli, Mac Bennett, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (concussion), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

They needed a win in a big way. So they won in a big way. Tonight’s final game of the road trip started much like the others before it: the Crunch scored first in the opening frame and the IceCaps found themselves down on the scoreboard.

But with about two minutes remaining in the first period, Joel Hanley potted his fourth goal of the season, assisted by Charles Hudon and Gabriel Dumont.  Then to open the second period, newcomer Travis Brown netted his first of the season with the help of Bud Holloway and Nikita Scherbak.  Taking the lead seemed to give the IceCaps a much-needed jolt of energy and they took the rest of the game handily.

Alexandre Ranger also scored his first of the season before Hudon found mesh on the power play in the third period.  Dumont wrapped things up with an empty-netter late in the third.

So what were the keys to winning tonight, especially with key players like Mike McCarron, Morgan Ellis, Jacob de la Rose, and Sven Andrighetto all called up to Montreal?  Shots on goal and discipline.  The team has recently struggled with their shot count, but tonight dominated in this category 45-30.  They also stayed out of the penalty box, only giving up one power play to the Crunch in the final seconds of the game.

The Icecaps now head back to Newfoundland for some rest and practice before taking home ice at Mile One on Friday night when the Albany Devils come to St. John’s.

▲     Bud Holloway, Eddie Pasquale, Joel Hanley, Charles Hudon, Gabriel Dumont

 Statistics 
ICECAPS CRUNCH
 45 Shots 30
1 for 4 Power Play 0 for 1
9 Penalty Minutes 15
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (24-23-7-3) 1 2 2 5
 Crunch (21-23-9-2) 1 0 0 0
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Hanley (4), Brown (1), Ranger (1), Hudon (18), Dumont (15)
  • SYR:  Erne (11)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 7-6-3
  • SYR: Gudlevskis (L) 9-10-6
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Joel Hanley  STJ
  2. Charles Hudon  STJ
  3. Bud Holloway  STJ

 Video highlights
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ROSTER MOVE: Canadiens Recall Forward Jacob de la Rose

Jacob de la Rose recalled

Jacob de la Rose (Photo by St. John's IceCaps)
Jacob de la Rose (Photo by St. John’s IceCaps)

Montreal Canadiens Press Release
Wednesday, 02.10.2016 / 5:05 PM ET

MONTREAL, QC — On Wednesday evening the Canadiens announced that forward Jacob de la Rose has been recalled from the St. John’s IceCaps. In 30 games in the American Hockey League this season, the 20-year-old has amassed four goals and seven assists.

In addition, the Arvika, Sweden native has previously suited up for three games with the Canadiens this season during his most recent stint with the team in January. It is expected that de la Rose will meet his teammates in Buffalo, ahead of Friday night’s match-up against the Sabres.

The recall of de la Rose coincides with the announcement that Brian Flynn is expected to miss six to eight weeks of action after suffering a lower-body injury on February 9 against the Lightning.

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RECAP | Comets – IceCaps: Strong Showing Ends In OT Loss

Saturday February 6, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

2-3

COMETS
Utica

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – Scherbak – Holloway
De la Rose – Dumont – McCarron
Bozon – MacMillan – Friberg
Bakker – Miceli – Ranger [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: John Scott, Jeremy Gregoire, Josiah Didier, Dalton Thrower, Mac Bennett, Michael Bournival, Brendan McNally, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured reserve:  Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

A very different-looking IceCaps team took the ice in St. John’s on Saturday night. Different not only because Michael McCarron was moved to right wing, Jacob de la Rose to the left wing, and Nikita Scherbak still at center, but also because the team came out with a surge of energy and intensity not recently seen.

McCarron was obviously simmering as he took a boarding penalty just over 30 seconds into the game.  Newcomer Shane Bakker then dropped the gloves and put a definitive stamp on his debut with the club.  De la Rose had something to prove as well, and scored the opening goal assisted by Gabriel Dumont and McCarron.

Less than a minute before the end of the period, the Comets tied things up on a power play.  The second period was played very tightly, with no goals added to the scoreboard, but plenty of penalties on both sides.

That carried over into the third period until Dumont potted a goal of his own, allowing the IceCaps to regain their one-goal lead.  Through a series of penalties, the home team struggled to maintain control of the game but the Comets managed to tie things up once again as the final minutes of the game wound down.  It took just five seconds in overtime for Brendan Gaunce to seal the win for Utica.

The IceCaps return to the ice Tuesday night to take on the Syracuse Crunch when they visit St. John’s.

▲     Eddie Pasquale, Jacob de la Rose, Gabriel Dumont

▼     Victor Bartley

 Statistics 
ICECAPS COMETS
 34 Shots 29
0 for 4 Power Play 1 for 6
19 Penalty Minutes 15
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (19-18-7-3) 1 0 1 0 2
 Comets (22-17-3-3) 1 0 1 1 3
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  de la Rose (4), Dumont (13)
  • UTI:  Landry (5), Gaunce (11), Gaunce (12)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 6-4-3
  • UTI: Cannata (W) 12-9-2
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Brendan Gaunce   UTI
  2. Gabriel Dumont   STJ
  3. Jon Landry  UTI

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

 

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RECAP | Comets – IceCaps: Road Woes Continue at Home

Friday February 5, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

2-5

COMETS
Utica

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – Scherbak – Holloway
De la Rose – McCarron – Friberg
MacMillan – Dumont – Bozon
McNally – Miceli – Ranger [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: John Scott, Shane Bakker, Jeremy Gregoire, Josiah Didier, Dalton Thrower, Mac Bennett, Michael Bournival, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured reserve:  Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

After enjoying some time off for the AHL All-Star break, the IceCaps found themselves back on home ice Friday night ready to get back to hockey and finding their way into the win column.  The Utica Comets came to town, however, looking to upset those plans.

Despite General Manager Marc Bergevin being on hand to watch his farm team, the IceCaps fell flat right out of the gate.  Within the first five minutes of the game, Zach Fucale allowed three goals on just four shots. Two of them were exceptionally soft, and the third was a defensive breakdown leaving Hunter Shinkaruk all alone in front of the net.  That earned Fucale a spot on the bench as Eddie Pasquale came in to relieve him.

Bud Holloway gave the home team some hope late in the period when he potted a power play goal, with assists from Charles Hudon and Morgan Ellis.  The good feelings didn’t last long, however, when Carter Bancks scored to give the Comets their three-goal lead back.

Utica continued its offensive assault in the third period, and although Jacob de la Rose netted his third goal of the year late in the period, the final score once again reflected a comeback mountain too steep to climb.

Victor Bartley returned to the lineup tonight after suffering an injury in his first game with St. John’s a couple of weeks ago.  In addition, Alexandre Ranger debuted for the IceCaps tonight after being signed to a PTO by the team this week.  The IceCaps return to the ice Saturday night for a rematch with the Utica Comets.

▲     Eddie Pasquale, Bud Holloway, Morgan Ellis

▼     Gabriel Dumont, Zach Fucale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS COMETS
 42 Shots 32
2 for 9 Power Play 0 for 4
23 Penalty Minutes 13
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (19-18-6-3) 1 0 1 2
 Comets (21-17-3-3) 3 1 1 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Holloway (13), de la Rose (3)
  • UTI:  Hamilton (5), LaBate (4), Shinkaruk (18), Bancks (7), Hamilton (6)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 10-11-3
  • UTI: Bachman (W) 9-7-3
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Richard Bachman   UTI
  2. Wacey Hamilton   UTI
  3. Carter Bancks  UTI

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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

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