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

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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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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Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

 

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IceCaps Assign Goaltender Eddie Pasquale to Brampton Beast

IceCaps Assign Pasquale to Brampton
GOALTENDER EDDIE PASQUALE REASSIGNED TO ECHL CLUB

Eddie Pasquale
Eddie Pasquale (Photo by St. John’s IceCaps)

St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S, NL (November 21, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have assigned goaltender Eddie Pasquale to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

Pasquale posted a 1-1-1 record with the IceCaps, including a 2.99 goals against average and a .914 save percentage. The 25-year-old Toronto native registered a 4-1 win-loss record with the Beast, including a 3.88 goals against average and a .877 save percentage, earlier this season. He was signed in July to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season.

An original IceCap, Pasquale played three seasons in St. John’s from 2011-12 to 2013-14 and holds many team records, including most games played by a netminder – 112.

Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers 117th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Pasquale was traded by the Winnipeg Jets to the Washington Capitals last summer in an exchange of draft picks. However, he sat out the entire 2014-15 season recuperating from hip surgery.

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IceCaps Recall Goaltender Eddie Pasquale from Beast

IceCaps Recall Pasquale from Brampton
ORIGINAL ICECAP EDDIE PASQUALE RETURNS TO ST. JOHN’S

Eddie Pasquale
Eddie Pasquale

St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE

ST. JOHN’S, NL (November 2, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have recalled goaltender Eddie Pasquale from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

Forward Stefan Fournier was also reassigned from Brampton.

Pasquale has posted a 1-4-1 win-loss record with the Beast, including a 3.88 goals against average and a .877 save percentage. The 24-year-old Toronto native has not dressed for the IceCaps so far this season. He was signed in July to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season.

An original IceCap, Pasquale played three seasons in St. John’s from 2011-12 to 2013-14 and holds many team records, including most games played by a netminder – 112.

Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers 117th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Pasquale was traded by the Winnipeg Jets to the Washington Capitals last summer in an exchange of draft picks. However, he sat out the entire 2014-15 season recuperating from hip surgery.

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IceCaps Recall Forward Stefan Fournier from Beast

Fournier Reassigned to IceCaps
RIGHT-WINGER STEFAN FOURNIER RETURNS TO ICECAPS LINEUP

St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE

ST. JOHN’S, NL (November 2, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned right-winger Stefan Fournier to the IceCaps from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

Goaltender Eddie Pasquale was also reassigned from Brampton.

The six-foot-three, 220-pounder from Montreal was scoreless in four games with the Beast but collected 19 penalty minutes. He has not dressed for the IceCaps so far this season. Fournier is in the final year of a three-year NHL entry level contract.

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IceCaps Assign Forward Mark MacMillan to Beast

MacMillan Reassigned to Brampton
CANADIENS REASSIGN FORWARD MACMILLAN TO ECHL CLUB

Mark MacMillan
Mark MacMillan

St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE

ST. JOHN’S, NL (November 1, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have reassigned forward Mark MacMillan to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

MacMillan was scoreless in one game with the IceCaps and three games with the Beast so far this season.

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 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

St. John’s IceCaps MEDIA RELEASE

Stefan Fournier
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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IceCaps Sign Forward Eric Neilson to PTO

Eric Neislon (Photo by St John's IceCaps)
Eric Neislon (Photo by St John’s IceCaps)

St. John’s PRESS RELEASE

St. John’s, NL (October 16, 2015) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed right-winger Eric Neilson to a 25-game Professional Tryout contract (PTO).

Chosen by the Los Angeles Kings with the 143rd overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the six-foot-two, 205-pounder played 20 games last season for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Syracuse Crunch, registering an assist and 62 penalty minutes.

The Fredericton, N.B. native broke into the AHL in 2007-08 with the Peoria Rivermen and has also skated with Hamilton, San Antonio and Norfolk, totalling 280 games, 17 points and 857 penalty minutes.

Winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as AHL Man of the Year in 2013-14, Neilson has been nominated for the award in all seven of his full seasons in the league.