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ROSTER MOVE | Canadiens Reassign Charles Hudon to St. John’s

Hudon assigned to IceCaps
FORWARD CHARLES HUDON RETURNS TO ST. JOHN’S

Charles Hudon (Photo by  Jeff Parsons)
Charles Hudon (Photo by Jeff Parsons)

St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Left-winger Charles Hudon has been assigned to the IceCaps by the Montreal Canadiens.

The 21-year-old registered two assists in two games with the Canadiens. When he was recalled to Montreal on December 8th, Hudon was second among IceCaps and 12th in AHL scoring with 20 points (10 G, 10 A) and was named AHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 29th.

The Alma, Quebec native collected 57 points as a rookie last season which placed him second in scoring among Hamilton Bulldogs and second among all AHL freshmen.

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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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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.

Watch and share!

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ROSTER MOVE | Canadiens Reassign Morgan Ellis to St. John’s

Morgan Ellis reassigned to the IceCaps
Sunday, 03.6.2016 / 1:00 PM ET

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Montreal Canadiens Press Release

The Canadiens reassigned defenseman Morgan Ellis to the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps on Sunday.

Called up on February 26, Ellis played three games with the Habs over the past week out West, serving two penalty minutes.

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RECAP | Devils – IceCaps: Five Fights For the Win

Friday March 4, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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3-1

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
Hanley – Johnston
Brown – Didier[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

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

Game Report

It had been almost a week since the last time the IceCaps took the ice for a game.  After finally grabbing a win in Syracuse at the end of a disappointing road trip, the team had a few days to rest and practice before welcoming the Albany Devils to the Mile One Centre.

The first period was rather sluggish, with St. John’s only getting four shots on goal.  Only one penalty, against Gabriel Dumont, was called in the opening frame – a quiet 20 minutes to be sure.

The second period, however, was the polar opposite.  Charles Hudon scored his 19th goal of the season during a power play, assisted by Dumont and Nikita Scherbak.  The goals came fast and furious after that, with Alexander Ranger and Brandon McNally both scoring within another minute or so.

Then things got pretty intense.  Five fights were recorded in the period, with Mark MacMillan and John Scott both getting thrown out with game misconducts.  Scherbak was the victim of a dirty hit from behind which tossed him toward the visiting bench and into the stanchion.  Scott took exception and landed a flurry of solid left jabs onto the face and head of Ben Thomson.

The Devils managed to get one goal on the board in the third period, but the IceCaps didn’t let them get any farther in the scoring race.  It was a solid team win to kick off this home stand as they try to make a push toward the playoffs down the stretch.

The Icecaps face the Albany Devils again on Saturday night for the second game of the back-to-back and the final game in the season series.

▲     Bud Holloway, Eddie Pasquale, Charles Hudon, John Scott, Darren Dietz

 Statistics 
ICECAPS CRUNCH
 27 Shots 27
1 for 2 Power Play 1 for 5
69 Penalty Minutes 45
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (25-23-7-3) 0 3 0 3
 Devils (33-15-8-0) 0 0 1 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Hudon (19), Ranger (2), McNally (3)
  • ALB:  Pietila (7)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 8-6-3
  • ALB: Danis (L) 25-9-5
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Gabriel Dumont  STJ
  2. Andrew Yogan  STJ
  3. Eddie Pasquale  STJ

 Video highlights
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ROSTER MOVE | Canadiens Recall McCarron and Ellis from IceCaps

McCarron and Ellis recalled

Ellis McCarron

MONTREAL, QC — The Canadiens recalled forward Michael McCarron and defenseman Morgan Ellisfrom the IceCaps following the team’s game against the Utica Comets on Friday night. The two will join the Habs in Montreal on Saturday.

A 2013 first-round pick, McCarron currently sits third on the IceCaps with 15 goals and 34 points in 53 AHL games. He previously suited up for two games with the Canadiens earlier this season, where he racked up four penalty minutes and finished with a minus-1 differential.

This is Ellis’ first NHL recall since the 23-year-old was drafted by Montreal in the fourth round in 2010. The shifty blue-liner has 12 goals in 55 games with St. John’s this year, the second-most of any AHL defenseman in 2015-16. He’s also chipped in with 18 assists, giving him 30 points on the season to date.

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ROSTER MOVE: Canadiens Recall Defenceman Victor Bartley

Bartley recalled to Montreal
VICTOR BARTLEY HEADS TO HABS

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St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

MONTREAL, QC — The Montreal Canadiens have recalled defenceman Victor Bartley from the IceCaps.

Acquired by the Canadiens last month – along with John Scott – in a trade involving both the Nashville Predators and Arizona Coyotes, Bartley has scored two goals and four points in 10 games with St. John’s.

The six-foot, 215-pounder was never drafted but signed as a free agent with the Nashville Predators in 2011. The 27-year-old Ottawa native has played 112 NHL games, all with the Predators.

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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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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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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.