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IceCaps Weekly Wrap | Scherbak Shines [Video]

Nikita Scherbak (Photo courtesy of St. John's IceCaps)
Nikita Scherbak (Photo courtesy of 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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On the Road With IceCaps Darren Dietz, Nikita Scherbak [Video]

Darren Dietz, Nikita Scherbak (Photos by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)
Darren Dietz, Nikita Scherbak (Photos by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

BINGHAMTON, NY. — The St. John’s IceCaps were in Binghamton to play a pair of games against the Senators on the weekend. Players and coaches were kind enough to provide the IceCaps Hockey Report team with exclusive interviews that we present to you below.

Darren Dietz

Dietz is having a solid season having appeared in 51 of 54 IceCaps games this season. He is second in scoring among IceCaps defencemen with 15 points. Darren talks about the game against the Senators, his season and his favorite player.

Nikita Scherbak

Scherbak has missed 28 games in an injury-shortened first season as a pro. He has eight points in 26 games this year. Scherbak returned to a more familiar position at wing on Saturday night after a 10-game stint at centre. Scherbak candidly talks about his injuries, his adjustment to the centre position and his favorite players.

Sylvain Lefebvre

IceCaps head coach Sylvain Lefebvre spoke about the Binghamton series, changes to the lineup, preparing for the playoffs and provided a brief injury update.

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GALLERY | Shadowing Ellis, McCarron at All-Star Skills Competition

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Morgan Ellis (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

SYRACUSE, NY. — On Sunday night the best players in the AHL gathered to take part in the 2016 Skills Competition. Defenceman Morgan Ellis and forward Michael McCarron were the representatives for the St. John’s IceCaps. Former Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj was selected to represent the Ontario Reign as one of the top goaltenders this season in the AHL.

For our exclusive audio and video interviews prior to and following the event check out IceCaps McCarron, Ellis Shine in AHL All-Star Skills [VIDEO]

Have a look through our photos following McCarron and Ellis taken in the locker room and on the ice.

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IceCaps Hockey Report Interviews Habs Prospect Bud Holloway [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

Bud Holloway (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

WILKES-BARRE, PA. — IceCaps Hockey Report, sister publication to All Habs Hockey Magazine, had an opportunity to interview St. John’s IceCaps leading scorer Bud Holloway. The interview was conducted during a six-game road trip to Pennsylvania. You can read full reports for each game here.

The interview is below.

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IceCaps Hockey Report Interviews St. John’s Forward Eric Neilson [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

Eric Neilson (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

WILKES-BARRE, PA. — IceCaps Hockey Report, sister publication to All Habs Hockey Magazine, had an opportunity to interview St. John’s IceCaps forward Eric Neilson. The interview followed an exciting 4-3 comeback win in Hershey to cap off a six-game road trip to Pennsylvania. You can read full reports for each game here.

 

 

The interview is below.

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IceCaps Forward Mike McCarron’s End-to-End Rush

Mike McCarron (JustSports Photography)
Mike McCarron (JustSports Photography)

HERSHEY, PA. — Things got a bit controversial towards the end of the first period against the Hershey Bears. Mike McCarron grabbed the puck in the IceCaps end and carried it on a rush through the neutral zone before ripping a shot off over the shoulder of Justin Peters.  The puck sails into the topmost corner of the net and bounces right out – McCarron immediately celebrates, thinking he has pulled the team to within one goal of the Bears.  However, the officials don’t see the shot the same way and play continues, allowing Hershey to come back down the ice and score on Zach Fucale, making it 3-0 Hershey.  Coach Sylvain Lefebvre immediately calls for a review of the McCarron shot, however due to video difficulties, the refs say they can’t review it and rule a no-goal; Hershey’s score stands.

Watch the play in the video clip below:

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IceCaps Hockey Report Interviews Canadiens Defenceman Greg Pateryn [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

Greg Pateryn (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

WILKES-BARRE, PA. — The Montreal Canadiens AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps are currently on a six-game road trip through Pennsylvania. The IceCaps have one game remaining with the Hershey Bears on Saturday. You can read full reports for each game here.

The IceCaps Hockey Report | All Habs Hockey Magazine team was onsite in Wilkes-Barre as the IceCaps played the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the second of their two-game series.

Greg Pateryn played in both games against the Penguins after being sent to the IceCaps on what was called a two-week conditioning stint. Pateryn told our crew that he would be returning to the Canadiens on Sunday.

Following Friday night’s action, IceCaps defenceman Greg Pateryn kindly spent a few minutes with our team to talk about the game and his season.

The interview is below.

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St. John’s IceCaps Preview: Finishing Strong [VIDEO]

Zach Fucale (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
Zach Fucale (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

WILKES-BARRE, PA. — After an impressive start to the season, the St. John’s IceCaps have been brought back to earth with just one win in their past four games, all on the road. The six-game road trip through Pennsylvania wraps up with a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday with games in Wilkes-Barre and Hershey.

While playing well for periods of each game, the IceCaps are learning that a sixty-minute effort from the full lineup is required to be successful on a consistent basis.  You can find comprehensive game reports for each game of the road trip here.

The line of Mike McCarron, Daniel Carr and Christian Thomas has led the way. With six goals, McCarron has taken over the team lead with six goals. Bud Holloway has a share of the lead in AHL scoring with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points.

Zach Fucale has made three straight starts. Eddie Pasquale played the better part of two period against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday after Fucale was lifted for giving up three goals on three shots early in the second period.

Mark Barberio has picked up at least a point in each of the last four road games. Greg Pateryn has been added to the defensive corps being assigned to the IceCaps for a conditioning stint.

Check out our IceCaps preview below!

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IceCaps Hockey Report Interviews Canadiens Prospect Jacob De la Rose [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

Jacob De la Rose (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

ALLENTOWN, PA. — The Montreal Canadiens AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps are currently on a six-game road trip through Pennsylvania. The IceCaps split their two-game series with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and dropped a game on the weekend to the Hershey Bears. You can read full reports for each game here.

The IceCaps Hockey Report | All Habs Hockey Magazine team was onsite in Wilkes-Barre as the IceCaps practiced ahead of their games on Wednesday and Friday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Following practice, IceCaps forward Jacob De la Rose kindly spent a few minutes with our video producer, Amy Johnson.

The interview is below.

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IceCaps Hockey Report Interviews Canadiens Prospect Brett Lernout [VIDEO]

by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

Brett Lernout (Photo by Rick Stephens | Rocket Sports Media)

ALLENTOWN, PA. — The Montreal Canadiens AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps are currently on a six-game road trip through Pennsylvania. The IceCaps split their two-game series with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and dropped a game on the weekend to the Hershey Bears. You can read full reports for each game here.

The IceCaps Hockey Report | All Habs Hockey Magazine team was onsite in Wilkes-Barre as the IceCaps practiced ahead of their games on Wednesday and Friday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Following practice, IceCaps defenceman Brett Lernout kindly spent a few minutes with our video producer, Amy Johnson.

The interview is below.

(Our apologies to Brett for the camera frame at the beginning of the interview. He’s rather tall!)