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IceCaps Weekly Wrap | A Week of Redemption [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Lead Correspondent, IceCaps Hockey Report

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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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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 – Marlies: Tired Team Fades [with AUDIO]

Saturday March 26, 2016 
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

3-5

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]McNally – Dumont – Friberg
Hudon – Scherbak – Holloway
Yogan – MacMillan – Gregoire
Bozon – Ward – Ranger[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Didier – Lernout
Joyaux – Ellis
Scott – Johnston[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Shane Bakker, Mac Bennett, Angelo Miceli, Travis Brown, Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Michael Bournival (concussion)

Game Report

After riding a high from last night’s hard-fought team win, the IceCaps then rode a bus across the border to Toronto, Ontario and arrived in the early morning hours at their hotel only to wake up early and hit the ice for an afternoon matinee.  They faced a rested, refreshed Marlies team at the Air Canada Centre and their fatigue showed.

Brett Lernout actually got things started on a positive note with his second goal of the season, assisted by Nikita Scherbak and Charles Hudon. And then St. John’s reverted to slow, sloppy, tired play and unsteady goaltending and found themselves down 3-1 by the end of the first period.

Adding insult to injury, the IceCaps then began taking penalty after penalty in the second frame. Thankfully the penalty killers stood strong yet again and denied the Marlies on every man advantage.  Bud Holloway got his team one goal closer to a comeback by banking in a wide open rebound.  He was assisted by Gabriel Dumont and Brandon McNally.

Hudon then scored his 26th goal of the season about halfway through the third period to bring St. John’s to within one goal of the Marlies.  But Brendan Leipsic deflated any hope the IceCaps had with a late-period goal against Zach Fucale to seal a victory for Toronto.

The IceCaps have some rest and practice to look forward to over the next couple of days before they visit Ricoh Coliseum on Tuesday for their last tilt against the Marlies for this season.

▲     Brett Lernout, Charles Hudon, Nikita Scherbak, Bud Holloway, Max Friberg, Josiah Didier

▼     Zach Fucale, John Scott, Ryan Johnston

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 19 Shots 40
0 for 1 Power Play 0 for 5
10 Penalty Minutes 2
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (29-29-8-3) 1 1 1 3
 Marlies (47-15-5-0) 3 1 1 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Lernout (2), Holloway (19), Hudon (26)
  • TOR:  Smith (19), Brennan (24), Leivo (15), Leivo (16), Leipsic (19)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 15-17-4
  • TOR: Bibeau (W) 23-8-1
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. TJ Brennan  TOR
  2. Josh Leivo  TOR
  3. Charles Hudon  STJ

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 Post-game interview
Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Christopher Joyaux

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RECAP | Bears – IceCaps: Shamrocks Bring Good Luck

Saturday March 12, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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2-1

BEARS
Hershey

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Scherbak – Dumont – Holloway
McNally – Yogan – Friberg
Bozon – MacMillan – Gregoire
Scott – Miceli – Ranger [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Shane Bakker, Travis Brown, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (concussion), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

With their roster slowly and steadily getting called up to the Montreal Canadiens, and after a dismal game on Wednesday night, one might think that playing against the top-rated Hershey Bears might not bode well for the IceCaps.  But tonight St. John’s came out to win, backstopped by a very confident Eddie Pasquale.

Despite going down 1-0 to the Bears in the first period thanks to a rocket from Jakub Vrana, the IceCaps stayed up on their skates and put the pressure on Hershey every step of the way.  Pasquale made a number of critical saves and tracked the puck constantly.

Max Friberg evened the score in the second period, with assists from Brandon McNally and Andrew Yogan.  That puts Yogan’s current point-streak at five games, ever since signing his PTO with St. John’s.

Then in the third period, Bud Holloway gave his team the go-ahead goal on the power play and Hershey could not recover.

Ryan Johnston took a hard hit into the boards and had to be helped off the ice; he did not return.  Sylvain Lefebvre also had to head down the tunnel a few moments later when the Bears tried to clear the zone and the puck went into the St. John’s bench, hitting Lefebvre.  He returned to the bench within minutes.

Charles Hudon and Darren Deitz were the latest callups to Montreal, on emergency status due to injuries in Montreal.

The Hershey Bears come into Mile One Centre again on Sunday afternoon for a matinee against the IceCaps.

▲     Eddie Pasquale, Andrew Yogan, Bud Holloway, Max Friberg, John Scott

 Statistics 
ICECAPS BEARS
 22 Shots 24
1 for 5 Power Play 0 for 3
6 Penalty Minutes 10
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (27-24-8-3) 0 1 1 2
 Bears (34-17-3-7) 1 0 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Friberg (10), Holloway (18)
  • HER:  Vrana (9)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 10-6-3
  • HER: Ellis (L) 22-8-4
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Eddie Pasquale  STJ
  2. Max Friberg  STJ
  3. Jakub Vrana  HER

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RECAP | Devils – IceCaps: St. John’s Gets Stung

Saturday March 5, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

4-5

DEVILS
Albany

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Shane Bakker, Angelo Miceli, Travis Brown, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (concussion), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

Despite a few battle scars from the previous night, the IceCaps took to their home ice on Saturday night ready for another round with the Albany Devils.  And they came out blazing.

Nikita Scherbak continued his success on the first line with a power play goal just six minutes into the game, assisted by Bud Holloway and Ryan Johnston.  Joel Hanley also found the back of the net with assists from Max Friberg and Andrew Yogan.

But then the Devils found their footing. By the end of the first period, they had answered with four consecutive goals.  The IceCaps only mustered three shots on goal in the period, which didn’t help them keep the scoring more even.

Holloway got one goal back for St. John’s in the second period, and then in third it was Brandon McNally who got the equalizer in the third.  Both teams had a couple of good chances late in regulation but the goaltenders kept the score even at four each.

Overtime gave the IceCaps an opportunity to get six more shots on goal, but none of them would get through.  Yogan took a holding penalty and the Devils scored the winner on the ensuing power play.

Despite the loss, it was a good night for Scherbak with a goal and two assists, and newcomer Yogan has tallied an assist in each of the two games he’s played for St. John’s.  He had to be helped off the ice at the end of the game, however, after going down awkwardly and favoring his left foot.

The Icecaps now look to Tuesday night when the Binghamton Senators come to St. John’s for a two-night series.

▲     Bud Holloway, Nikita Scherbak, Josiah Didier, Andrew Yogan

▼     Zach Fucale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS CRUNCH
 27 Shots 31
1 for 4 Power Play 1 for 4
8 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (25-23-8-3) 2 1 1 0 4
 Devils (34-15-8-0) 4 0 0 1 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Scherbak (6), Hanley (5), Holloway (17), McNally (4)
  • ALB:  Sislo (27), Lorito (13), Pelley (7), Pietila (8), O’Neill (8)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 14-14-4
  • ALB: Appleby (W) 2-2-1
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Brian O’Neill  ALB
  2. Nikita Scherbak  STJ
  3. Matt Lorito  ALB

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RECAP | IceCaps – Devils: Strong Team Play Brings Rewards

Friday January 22, 2016 
Times Union Center, Albany, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

4-2

DEVILS
Albany

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Lessio – McCarron – Scherbak
Hudon – Eisenschmid – Andrighetto
Bournival – Dumont – Friberg
Scott – MacMillan – Gregoire [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Mac Bennett, Victor Bartley (day-to-day), Bud Holloway (day-to-day)
Injured reserve: Connor Crisp (indefinite)

Game Report

After a disappointing overtime loss on Wednesday night in Bridgeport, the IceCaps headed into tonight’s game against the Albany Devils looking a little less-than-enthusiastic.  Just over four minutes into the game, the Devils got on the board and outshot the visitors 9-0 in the first half of the game.  It looked like it could be a long night for the IceCaps.

But towards the start of the second period, St. John’s found their focus when Morgan Ellis sent a slapshot past Yann Danis to even the score.  20 seconds later Jim O’Brien potted his second of the night, but it only took Nikita Scherbak another 20 seconds to brings things back to 2-2 on his second goal of the season.

Finding themselves on a 5-on-3, the IceCaps continued to pressure the Devils and Charles Hudon found the mesh off a shot from the faceoff circle to give his team their first lead of the game.  Sven Andrighetto and Ryan Johnston assisted on the goal.

In the third period Andrighetto added to his point tally with a fortunate puck deflection off his skate to give the IceCaps a 4-2 lead which they were able to maintain until the final horn.

Discipline was key for this game, and for once it was because the IceCaps stayed out of the penalty box. Hudon seemed to hit his head or face in the third period and headed off to the dressing room after taking a while to get up off the ice.

The IceCaps have a rematch with the Albany Devils on Saturday afternoon for a matinee game.

▲     Nikita Scherbak, Charles Hudon, Morgan Ellis, Sven Andrighetto

▼     John Scott

 Statistics 
ICECAPS DEVILS
 17 Shots 26
1 for 5 Power Play 0 for 2
4 Penalty Minutes 10
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (18-14-6-3) 0 3 1 4
 Devils (23-10-6-0) 1 1 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Ellis (10), Scherbak (2), Hudon (13), Andrighetto (9)
  • ALB:  O’Brien (8), O’Brien (9)
  • STJ: Fucale (W) 10-8-3
  • ALB: Danis (L) 16-7-4
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Sven Andrighetto  STJ
  2. Zach Fucale  STJ
  3. Jim O’Brien  ALB

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
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RECAP | IceCaps – Sound Tigers: Out of Sync

Wednesday January 20, 2016 
Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

2-3

SOUND TIGERS
Bridgeport

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Lessio – McCarron – Scherbak
Andrighetto – Hudon – Carr
Bournival – Dumont – Friberg
Scott – MacMillan – Eisenschmid [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Josiah Didier, Dalton Thrower, Mac Bennett, Jeremy Gregoire, Bud Holloway (day-to-day)
Injured reserve: Connor Crisp – undisclosed (indefinite)

Game Report

It would have been understandable if the IceCaps began the game a little lethargically. It was the first game of a six-game road trip ahead of the All-Star break. The team had bused in from Boston following their flight from St. John’s. And there was a distinct lack of energy in a building where the fans numbered in the hundreds, not thousands.

But to their credit, the IceCaps came out of the gate skating. That said, it was a little like a first date: plenty of enthusiasm but not really in sync. Given all the recent changes to the roster, it probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

The lack of chemistry showed as linemates made poor decisions in their passing choices and shot selection.

Two players made their IceCaps debuts: defenceman Victor Bartley and the now infamous John Scott, both part of the Jarred Tinordi trade. Bartley was reassigned from the parent club on Wednesday after watching from the press box. Scott was only too happy to get back on the ice after taking a barrage of questions about the All-Star weekend.

Bartley looked nervous to start but otherwise moved the puck well. His first game was cut short by an injury that occurred in the second period. Scott had a couple of hits and drew a penalty in his infrequent shifts but otherwise had an unremarkable game.

As has been the case throughout the season, IceCaps were let down by goaltending and their power-play.  And the St. John’s penalty-killers allowed a goal to the worst power-play in the league.

The bottom line is that the IceCaps did not get the save that they needed with 20.1 seconds remaining in overtime.

The IceCaps now hit the road for a six-game trip before the All-Star break, beginning with a tilt against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Wednesday.

▲     Max Friburg, Ryan Johnston, Gabriel Dumont, Michael Bournival, Darren Dietz

▼     Nikita Scherbak, Zach Fucale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS SOUND TIGERS
 40 Shots 28
0 for 7 Power Play 1 for 5
12 Penalty Minutes 14
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (17-14-6-3) 1 1 0 0 2
 Sound Tigers (20-19-2-1) 1 1 0 1 3
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Friberg (7), Andrighetto (8)
  • BRI:  Vaive (9), Rowe (1), Beck (11)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 9-8-3
  • BRI: Berube (W) 1-1-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Taylor Beck  BRI
  2. Sven Andrighetto  STJ
  3. Andrew Rowe  BRI

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with John Scott

Post-game interview with Max Friburg

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RECAP | Marlies – IceCaps: Still Winless in the Homestand

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

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

3-6

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Carr – McCarron – Holloway
Andrighetto – Hudon – Scherbak
Bournival – Dumont – Friberg
Lessio – MacMillan – Eisenschmid [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Mac Bennett, Jeremy Gregoire, John Scott, Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

The IceCaps haven’t had a good run of things at home this week, losing all four games they’ve played at Mile One Centre since returning from their last road trip.  Tonight’s game needed to be successful, especially given the roster and line combo upheaval the IceCaps and their parent team, the Montreal Canadiens, had experienced during the previous 24 hours.

To recap the roster moves and trades, Jacob de la Rose was recalled to the Montreal Canadiens, Daniel Carr and Sven Andrighetto were reassigned to the IceCaps, Brandon McNally was reassigned to the Brampton Beast, the Canadiens traded Jarred Tinordi and Stefan Fournier to Arizona in exchange for John Scott and Victor Bartley, and Eric Neilson was released from his PTO.  Bartley stayed with Montreal, but Scott is due to report to the IceCaps on Sunday.  Nikita Scherbak came back from injury for this game, and Ryan Johnston made his pro debut coming off IR from back surgery.

Less than a minute into the game Eddie Pasquale gave up a goal on the the Marlies’ first shot on goal, by Brendan Leipsic.  It was soon followed by another one and St. John’s found themselves down 2-0.  The reunited first line of Carr, Michael McCarron, and Bud Holloway rediscovered their chemistry pretty quickly, though, and connected to give Holloway the first IceCaps goal of the night.  Less than 60 seconds later Charles Hudon fires a laser through Antoine Bibeau and the game was tied 2-2.

But before the end of the first period, Leipsic would find the back of the net again, as would Nikita Soshnikov.  Pasquale was pulled from net again, and the IceCaps looked to find an answer that simply wouldn’t surface.  Discipline proved to be a problem as the game wore on, with St. John’s taking six consecutive minor penalties through the first and second periods alone.

Leipsic would add insult to injury in the second period by earning himself a hat trick. Another Toronto goal after that proved to be an insurmountable comeback for the IceCaps even with a late game goal by Carr.  The IceCaps face the Marlies again on Sunday for a matinee game at Mile One.

▲     Daniel Carr, Sven Andrighetto, Bud Holloway, Michael McCarron

▼     Eddie Pasquale, Brett Lernout

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 33 Shots 21
0 for 2 Power Play 2 for 8
26 Penalty Minutes 16
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (16-14-5-3) 2 0 1 3
 Marlies (31-7-2-0) 4 1 1 6
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Holloway (11), Hudon (12), Carr (9)
  • TOR:  Leipsic (9), Rupert (6), Soshnikov (13), Leipsic (10), Leipsic (11), Findlay (1)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 5-3-2
  • TOR: Bibeau (W) 13-4-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Brendan Leipsic  TOR
  2. TJ Brennan  TOR
  3. Daniel Carr  STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

  • “(Need to improve) the execution, reads, the better choice of plays. Sometimes tonight we forced plays a little too much.”
  • “We skated yesterday. You know the first period I thought we came out pretty good, then the second period we seemed to be flat.”

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Audio from interviews conducted by Chris Hatzitolios for IceCaps Hockey Report | Rocket Sports Media.

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