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RECAP | IceCaps – Marlies: A Bitter Defeat [with AUDIO]

Saturday March 29, 2016 
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

0-4

MARLIES
Toronto

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Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Friber – Dumont – Holloway
Hudon – MacMillan – Scherbak
McNally – Ward – Gregoire
Scott – Yogan – Bozon[/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

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

Game Report

It was the last game of a long road trip – the final road trip of the regular season.  And it will likely leave the IceCaps with a bitter taste in their mouth on a long flight back to St. John’s.

Not many positives can be taken from this game.  The first period looked hopeful with no penalties taken, shots even at six each.  Newcomer Tom Parisi had some decent shifts, and players put some good shots on Antoine Bibeau.

But then in the second period, the revolving door to the penalty box began – as did the goals against.  The IceCaps took eight trips to the box in total, and the Marlies managed to score on three of those man-advantage opportunities.  John Scott took a four-minute penalty for spearing which kicked off the power play goals for Toronto.

Gabriel Dumont left the ice for a bit in the second period after getting hit from behind and going awkwardly into the glass.  He would reappear in the third period.  Eddie Pasquale did the best he could on a night where he wasn’t getting much support, but the Marlies kept peppering him with pucks.

The IceCaps now have a quick turnaround as they fly back to St. John’s and get ready for a back-to-back series this weekend against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

▼     John Scott, Tim Bozon

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 21 Shots 34
0 for 6 Power Play 3 for 8
16 Penalty Minutes 35
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (29-30-8-3) 0 0 0 0
 Marlies (48-15-5-0) 0 2 2 4
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:
  • TOR:  Lindberg (11), Gauthier (6), Carrick (14), Leipsic (20)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 11-10-3
  • TOR: Bibeau (W) 24-8-1
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Antoine Bibeau  TOR
  2. Sam Carrick  TOR
  3. Colin Smith  TOR

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

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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

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

Post-game interview with Christopher Joyaux

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RECAP | Marlies – IceCaps: Cupid Misfires on Valentine’s Day

Sunday February 14, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

1-2

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – Scherbak – Holloway
Bozon – McCarron – Friberg
McNally – MacMillan – Ranger
Scott – Miceli – Bakker [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Mac Bennett, Jeremy Gregoire, Josiah Didier, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed), Gabriel Dumont (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

It’s been a good homestand for the IceCaps this time around, winning their last three games consecutively.  But on this Valentine’s Day afternoon, the league-leading Marlies weren’t planning on giving the home team a clean sweep of the series.

Shots on goal were pretty even in the first period as the goaltenders Garret Sparks and Eddie Pasquale kept both teams out of the net.

Then Brett Findlay found mesh for his second goal of the season just five minutes into the second period.  Discipline problems crept back in for the IceCaps as a parade to the penalty box seemed unending.  Findlay solved Pasquale yet again in the third period as the Marlies continued to pepper the St. John’s goalie mercilessly.

Bud Holloway continued his heroics from the previous night and blasted home a shot from the blue line late in the third period on a power play.  The IceCaps scrambled to try to find a way to even the score before the final horn, but couldn’t make it happen.

Gabriel Dumont was not in the lineup today, having left the game in the third period last night.  The IceCaps now head out on their next road trip. First up is a visit to Syracuse to take on the crunch before heading to Binghamton for a back-to-back series Friday and Saturday night.

▲     Bud Holloway, Eddie Pasquale, Michael McCarron, Morgan Ellis

▼     John Scott

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 29 Shots 46
1 for 4 Power Play 0 for 6
14 Penalty Minutes 14
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (22-19-7-3) 0 0 1 1
 Marlies (38-9-4-0) 0 1 1 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Holloway (15)
  • TOR:  Findlay (2), Findlay (3)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 6-5-3
  • TOR: Sparks (W) 11-3-3
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Brett Findlay  TOR
  2. Eddie Pasquale  STJ
  3. Garret Sparks  TOR

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RECAP | Marlies – IceCaps: Another Tally for the Win Column

Saturday February 13, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

3-1

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

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

Game Report

After winning back-to-back games against the Syracuse Crunch earlier in the week, the IceCaps hit home ice on Saturday night to take on the Toronto Marlies and continue their win streak.

The Marlies struck early, popping in an awkward goal past Zach Fucale just three minutes after the opening faceoff.  But the penalty bug hit the St. John’s team early, and they would rack up three minor penalties in the opening period alone.

Bud Holloway was the key player on the ice for the home team on this night. Time and again he set up fellow linemates with perfect passes, earning two assists – one on Max Friberg’s goal and one on Charles Hudon’s goal – before potting an empty-netter of his own at the end of the game to seal a victory for the IceCaps.

Michael McCarron is also getting back to the points game, earning two assists of his own during this game and providing strong skill on faceoffs.  Fucale stood tall after that first goal and seemed to gain confidence as the game wore on.  Gabriel Dumont disappeared from the bench early in the third period and did not return.  It was John Scott’s first game back in the lineup after participating in the NHL All-Star game and taking some personal time for the birth of his twins.

The IceCaps welcome the Marlies back to Mile One Centre tomorrow for a rematch before heading out on their next road trip.

▲     Bud Holloway, Zach Fucale, Michael McCarron

▼     Mark MacMillan

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 22 Shots 33
1 for 2 Power Play 0 for 5
10 Penalty Minutes 4
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (22-18-7-3) 0 1 2 3
 Marlies (37-9-4-0) 1 0 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Friberg (8), Hudon (16), Holloway (14)
  • TOR:  Campbell (9)
  • STJ: Fucale (W) 13-11-3
  • TOR: Bibeau (L) 17-5-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Bud Holloway  STJ
  2. Zach Fucale  STJ
  3. Nikita Soshnikov  TOR

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RECAP | Marlies – IceCaps: Knocking Off the League Leaders

Sunday January 17, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

6-4

MARLIES
Toronto

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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:

Fucale
Pasquale

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

Game Report

The IceCaps needed a win. They needed their goaltender to stand strong. They needed their offense to get pucks to the net. They needed their defense to keep the opponent at bay. Finally, on the sixth and last game of the St. John’s homestand, the team got what they needed.

Zach Fucale got the start this afternoon, and it looked like history might repeat itself again when Nikita Soshnikov potted the first goal less than six minutes into the game.  But this time, the IceCaps responded in force.  Morgan Ellis tied things up with a power play goal, followed by Daniel Carr who also scored on the man advantage.

The Marlies found their way to the net equally as well, though, and kept the game close. Then Markus Eisenschmid scored his first AHL goal in style: shorthanded.  Ellis found the back of the net again, this time with the help of Michael McCarron and Darren Dietz.  Lucas Lessio added to the tally and Gabriel Dumont slid in an empty netter to put the seal on Toronto.

In addition to Eisenschmid notching his first goal, Ryan Johnston earned his first pro point with a secondary assist on Carr’s goal.  John Scott participated in both the morning skate and in pre-game warmups, but did not play.

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.

▲     Sven Andrighetto, Morgan Ellis, Darren Dietz, Michael McCarron, Markus Eisenschmid, Ryan Johnston

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 35 Shots 34
2 for 4 Power Play 0 for 5
10 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (17-14-5-3) 0 2 4 6
 Marlies (31-8-2-0) 0 2 2 4
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Ellis (8), Carr (10), Eisenschmid (1), Ellis (9), Lessio (10), Dumont (11)
  • TOR:  Soshnikov (14), Bailey (4), Morin (11), Brennan (15)
  • STJ: Fucale (W) 9-8-2
  • TOR: Sparks (L) 8-3-1
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Morgan Ellis  STJ
  2. Markus Eisenschmid  STJ
  3. Mark Arcobello  TOR

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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

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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.”

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RECAP | IceCaps – Marlies: Road Trip Begins on a Slow Note

Saturday December 26, 2015 
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

2-5

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Lessio – Hudon – Holloway
Bournival – McCarron – Dumont
MacMillan – De La Rose – Gregoire
Bozon – Eisenschmid – Fournier [/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Dalton Thrower, Angelo Miceli, Mac Bennett, Eric Neilson, Mac Bennett, Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed)
Injured reserve:  Ryan Johnston (back surgery)

Game Report

After more than a week away from the ice for a holiday break, the IceCaps got back to business on Boxing Day by kicking off another road trip in Toronto.

The first period started with Zach Fucale standing tall in net while the Marlies pressed early, 3-0 shots for Toronto and a lot of zone time for them.  Soon after, Sam Carrick laid a massive open ice hit on Tim Bozon. Stefan Fournier didn’t like the hit, dropped the gloves with Carrick, throwing a few really heavy rights and winning the fight. Fournier got the extra 2 minutes for roughing, but on the ensuing powerplay, the Marlies couldn’t capitalize as the IceCaps were doing a good job of getting in the shooting lanes.

The second period started with St. John’s heading to the powerplay nearly a minute in, but the Marlies had another strong penalty kill. Michael McCarron hit the outside of the post from a bad angle just after the penalty expired.  Later, Gabriel Dumont had a shorthanded breakaway but missed the net, as the IceCaps were continually unable to finish their chances. Just as the penalty was set to expire, Brendan Leipsic took a pass, streaking down the left wing and wired a shot past Fucale’s glove who went on to make a few really good saves at the end of the period to keep it 2-0.

Just over a minute into the 3rd period, Lucas Lessio took a pass in the slot from Bud Holloway and tapped it in, his eighth goal of the season.  Right after the Marlies regained their two goal lead, Darren Dietz fired a shot from the top of the circle past Bibeau to make it a one goal game again.  The Marlies continued their offensive pressure, however, and managed to beat Fucale two more times before potting an empty netter to finish the game 5-2.  Final shots on goal were 37-26 for Toronto.

Jacob de la Rose and Marcus Eisenschmid both returned to the lineup in this game, coming off injuries.  The IceCaps get right back to it tomorrow with another game against the Marlies, this time at Ricoh Coliseum.

▲     Zach Fucale, Darren Dietz, Jacob de la Rose, Lucas Lessio

▼     Gabriel Dumont, Tim Bozon

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 26 Shots 37
0 for 3 Power Play 1 for 3
13 Penalty Minutes 13
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (14-8-5-2) 0 0 2 2
 Marlies (24-5-2-0) 0 2 3 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Lessio (8), Dietz (4)
  • TOR:  Leipsic (7), Panik (8), Harrington (1), Carrick (4), Soshnikov (9)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 8-4-2
  • TOR: Bibeau (W) 10-3-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Sam Carrick  TOR
  2. Rinat Valiev  TOR
  3. Brendan Leipsic  TOR

 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

Post-game interview with Michael Bournival

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RECAP | IceCaps – Marlies: Sweeping Toronto With Style

Sunday November 29, 2015 
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

5-1

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo by Graig Abel)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Carr
Fournier – Dumont – Holloway
Bozon – MacMillan – Gregoire
McNally – Miceli[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Tinordi – Ellis
Hanley – Didier
Bennett – Lernout
Thrower[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

Scratches: Darren Dietz, Mark Barberio (undisclosed), Eric Neilson, Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Jacob De la Rose (lower-body), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured reserve:  Ryan Johnston (back surgery)

Game Report

The IceCaps and Marlies got off to a really eventful first period in the second game of their back-to-back.  Zach Hyman took an early penalty for closing his hand on the puck, allowing Morgan Ellis to give his team a 1-0 lead on the power play.  Penalties ran high in this game, and about halfway through the first period the IceCaps found themselves with a 5-on-3.  Daniel Carr fanned on an open net, but then took the puck around behind and slotted it past Bibeau to extend the lead.

Frustrations started showing for the Marlies as Rich Clune started throwing punches at Gabriel Dumont, for which Brett Lernout stepped in to defend. Clune and Lernout each earned a minor penalty and a ten minute misconduct, while Clune also picked up an extra five for fighting.  Charles Hudon fired a shot at Bibeau during a subsequent 4-on-4, which Bud Holloway buried on the rebound.

The third period started with the IceCaps on another 5-on-3, the 5 on 3 which didn’t last long as Hudon sniped home his 10th of the season. Mark MacMillan ripped one over Bibeau’s shoulder to nab his first goal and give St. John’s a 5-1 lead. Shortly after MacMillan’s goal, Rich Clune and Dalton Thrower dropped the gloves in a very spirted tilt that ended in a draw.

Zach Fucale’s 37 saves backstopped the IceCaps to a huge 5-1 win over the Marlies at Ricoh today for a weekend sweep of Toronto.

Game notes by Chris Hatzitolios

▲     Daniel Carr, Charles Hudon, Morgan Ellis, Mark MacMillan, Bud Holloway

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 30 Shots 38
3 for 9 Power Play 1 for 5
29 Penalty Minutes 48
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (11-5-3-2) 3 0 2 5
 Marlies (15-5-1-0) 0 1 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Ellis (6), Carr (8), Holloway (6), Hudon (10), MacMillan (1)
  • TOR:  Brennan (8)
  • STJ: Fucale (W) 7-2-2
  • TOR: Bibeau (L) 6-3-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Bud Holloway   STJ
  2. Morgan Ellis   STJ
  3. Charles Hudon   STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

  • “We didn’t spend too much time in our zone, there was maybe one or two shifts where we spent a little too much time there.”
  • “I’m really hapy, I’m thrilled, when you start the weekend like this with 3 in 3, if you can take that many points, I mean, you will take them for sure.”

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Gabriel Dumont

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RECAP | IceCaps – Marlies: Goals Flow at ACC for Road WIn

Saturday November 28, 2015 
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

6-2

MARLIES
Toronto

(Photo by Graig Abel)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – McCarron – Carr
Bozon – Dumont – Gregoire
McNally – MacMillan – Fournier
Blain – Miceli[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Thrower – Ellis
Tinordi – Didier
Hanley – Lernout
Bennett[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Darren Dietz, Mark Barberio (undisclosed), Eric Neilson, Connor Crisp (undisclosed), Jacob De la Rose (lower-body), Nikita Scherbak (undisclosed), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured reserve:  Ryan Johnston (back surgery)

Game Report

The St. John’s IceCaps had a strong start to this game, with Charles Hudon streaking down the left wing past the Marlies’ defenseman to rip a shot high on Antoine Bibeau. The Marlies goalie made a strong glove save, and not too long after that, stood tall once again when Gabriel Dumont got close.

Just over two minutes into the game Josiah Didier took an interference penalty, which was successfully killed off.  As the period rolled on, Didier became more engaged, playing well defensively and jumping in on the rush. On a hooking penalty by Brendan Leipsic, Stefan Fournier took advantage of a William Nylander turnover and roofed a shot over Bibeau’s shoulder to give the IceCaps a 1-o lead.

Penalties came back to haunt the IceCaps once again.  Mac Bennett got called for high sticking and the Marlies took advantage as Leipsic roofed a shot over Eddie Pasquale to tie the game.

Late in the second period, Dumont pulled a nice toe drag around Stuart Percy and shot the puck from a tight angle on Bibeau to give his team a 2-1 lead. The lead lasted just over a minute as Sam Carrick passed it back to Andrew Campbell at the blueline, whose shot was tipped in the high slot by Matt Frattin.  Stefan Fournier gave his team a 3-2 lead before the period expired.

Hudon ripped a slapshot home just 52 seconds into the third period while on the power play. With Pasquale standing tall in the St. John’s net, the goal scoring continued to open up for the visiting team.  Carr made a fantastic backhand feed to Hudon, and finally, with 25 seconds left on the clock, Michael McCarron passed to Dumont who got the puck to Carr for an empty net goal, sealing a fairly dominant 6-2 win over the Marlies.

Game notes by Chris Hatzitolios

▲     Daniel Carr, Mike McCarron, Charles Hudon, Gabriel Dumont, Eddie Pasquale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS MARLIES
 28 Shots 35
1 for 3 Power Play 1 for 6
14 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (10-5-3-2) 1 2 3 6
 Marlies (15-4-1-0) 1 1 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Fournier (2), Dumont (4), Fournier (3), Hudon (8), Hudon (9), Carr (7)
  • TOR:  Leipsic (4), Frattin (4)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 2-1-1
  • TOR: Bibeau (L) 6-2-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Stefan Fournier   STJ
  2. Charles Hudon   STJ
  3. Gabriel Dumont   STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Coach Sylvain Lefebvre

  • “I thought we played great, we played a really good team game, we played sound defensively, it was a big team effort.”
  • “Obviously there were some things we needed to be better at, keeping the lead in the third period was a big thing for us, we didn’t last night, they scored with 17 seconds.”

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Jarred Tinordi

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