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RECAP | IceCaps – Crunch: A Vital Need for Consistency

Saturday March 19, 2016 
Oncenter War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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2-3

CRUNCH
Syracuse

Photo credit – Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

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

Game Report

Some players will say that the games they’re playing right now are like being in the playoffs. In many post-game interviews we’ve heard the phrase, “We’re playing for our lives.”  Every point matters at this time of year, and tonight the IceCaps played against a Crunch team who is chasing St. John’s for that final playoff position.

It was a rough and physical game from the start. Both teams played with a lot of intensity and determination.  But the IceCaps struggled all night to get out of their own end. Syracuse maintained control of much of the game, especially in the second period.

Gabriel Dumont did get his team on the board first, assisted by Brett Lernout and Josiah Didier.  But the opening frame also gave fans a massive fight between Shane Bakker and David Broll.  Bakker didn’t return to the game, injuring a finger in the brawl.

The IceCaps then started taking too many penalties, and although the Crunch didn’t convert any power play opportunities, it kept St. John’s on their heels.  The players also seemed to get frustrated with a number of missed penalty calls against Syracuse.

Eddie Pasquale stood tall in net, facing 39 shots total.  Brandon McNally got one back for his team midway through the third period, but the IceCaps just couldn’t get the puck into the net one more time for the equalizer.  Both benches met at one end of the ice in a massive trash-talking mass after the final horn, providing a likely preview of Sunday’s tilt.

▲     Eddie Pasquale, Morgan Ellis, Josiah Didier, Max Friberg, Jeremy Gregoire, Shane Bakker

▼     Tim Bozon, Christopher Joyaux

 Statistics 
ICECAPS CRUNCH
 23 Shots 39
0 for 3 Power Play 0 for 4
30 Penalty Minutes 28
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (28-26-8-3) 1 0 1 2
 Crunch (26-25-10-3) 1 2 0 3
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Dumont (18), McNally (5)
  • SYR:  Martindale (1), Martindale (2), Tambellini (23)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 10-8-3
  • SYR: Gudlevskis (W) 10-10-6
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Jeff Tambellini  SYR
  2. Ryan Martindale  SYR
  3. Anthony DeAngelo  SYR

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

Post-game interview with Josiah Didier

Post-game interview with Brandon McNally

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RECAP | IceCaps – Comets: Friberg Rifles OT Winner [with AUDIO]

Friday March 18, 2016 
Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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2-1

COMETS
Utica

(Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

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

Game Report

In the first game of the final road trip of their regular season, the IceCaps took the ice in Utica for an energetic matchup against the Comets.  Both teams are jockeying for a playoff position, giving the atmosphere a bit more intensity.

Jeremy Gregoire got things started the right way with a quick goal after a few minutes into the first frame.  He was assisted by Mark MacMillan and Brandon McNally.  Many close calls at both ends, but Zach Fucale and Joe Cannata were on top of things in their respective creases.

The second period started off with some tense scrums after the whistles, but soon settled down into a fast-paced rhythm. Penalties started to rack up on both sides of the ice, as did hits.  The IceCaps sustained a good amount of offensive pressure, but couldn’t get the puck through Cannata.

The third period was all Comets. Midway through the frame, Carter Bancks walked off the side boards and snapped it past Zach Fucale.  With the score tied, Utica did not let up. With six minutes left in the third, the Comets were outshooting the IceCaps 14-1.

Fucale played a strong positional game and limited rebounds. He also had help in front of him with some excellent shot-blocking particularly by Max Friberg.

In the overtime period, it was time for Friberg to show off his offensive skills. Taking a pass from Morgan Ellis, Friberg came down the right side and snapped a rocket past Comets goalie Joe Cannata to give the IceCaps the win.

▲     Morgan Ellis, Max Friberg, Andrew Yogan, Zach Fucale, Jeremy Gregoire, Brett Lernout, Josiah Didier

▼     Alexander Ranger, Ryan Johnston, Tim Bozon, Christopher Joyaux

 Statistics 
ICECAPS COMETS
 21 Shots 31
0 for 3 Power Play 0 for 4
10 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (28-25-8-3) 1 0 0 1 2
 Comets (31-21-6-3) 0 0 1 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Gregoire (4), Friberg (11)
  • UTI:  Bancks (10)
  • STJ: Fucale (W) 15-15-4
  • UTI: Cannata (L) 17-10-4
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Max Friberg  STJ
  2. Zach Fucale  STJ
  3. Carter Bancks UTI

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

Post-game interview with Max Friberg

 

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RECAP | Bears – IceCaps: Luck O’ the Irish Runs Out

Sunday March 13, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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2-3

BEARS
Hershey

(Photo courtesy of the St. John’s IceCaps)

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

The theme for the IceCaps lately seems to be win a game, then lose a game.  It was another tight matchup with the Hershey Bears for this afternoon game, but a late goal in the waning minutes of play gave the visitors a tally in the win column.

Hershey went up early in the game but in the second period captain Gabriel Dumont beat Justin Peters after being set up by Morgan Ellis and Bud Holloway on the power play.  The teams continued to trade goals, and next up for the IceCaps was the second goal of the season for John Scott who slid home a rebound to tie the game.

Eddie Pasquale looked mostly good in net, but was a bit of a spectator on the second goal against.  Penalties also became an issue with St. John’s taking three of four unsportsmanlike conduct minors.

The IceCaps now head back out on the road for the final trip of the regular season, starting with a tilt against the Comets in Utica on Friday night.

▲     Gabriel Dumont, Morgan Ellis, Bud Holloway, John Scott

▼     Eddie Pasquale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS BEARS
 25 Shots 29
1 for 4 Power Play 0 for 4
10 Penalty Minutes 10
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (27-25-8-3) 0 1 1 2
 Bears (35-17-3-7) 1 1 1 3
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Dumont (17), Scott (2)
  • HER:  Bourque (26), Burgdoerfer (5), Sill (6)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 10-7-3
  • HER: Peters (W) 13-8-6
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Zach Sill  HER
  2. John Scott  STJ
  3. Chandler Stephenson  HER

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
 

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RECAP | Senators – IceCaps: A Decisive Victory

Tuesday March 8, 2016 
Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

4-2

SENATORS
Binghamton

(Photo courtesy of St. John’s IceCaps)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Angelo Miceli, Alexandre Ranger, Mac Bennett, Travis Brown, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (concussion), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

This was the kind of game the IceCaps needed as they push to stay in the playoff race.  It only took 39 seconds after puck drop for Max Friberg to pot the game’s first goal, assisted by Gabriel Dumont and Darren Dietz.

Next it was Shane Bakker’s turn to light the lamp, getting his first goal of the season. Andrew Yogan and John Scott assisted on Bakker’s goal, the third consecutive game with a helper for Yogan.

Dumont then scored a goal of his own in the waning seconds of the first period and the IceCaps headed to the dressing room up 3-0 at first intermission.

Penalty minutes started being served in the second period when Zach Stortini went hard at Morgan Ellis behind the net and Bakker dropped the gloves to defend his teammate.  The Senators were able to tally two goals in the second period, but Charles Hudon answered with a power play goal and Eddie Pasquale kept Binghamton out of the net for the rest of the game.

The Icecaps face the Binghamton Senators again on Wednesday night to finish out the back-to-back series.

▲     Shane Bakker, Andrew Yogan, Gabriel Dumont, Max Friberg, Eddie Pasquale, Brett Lernout

 Statistics 
ICECAPS CRUNCH
 41 Shots 26
1 for 2 Power Play 0 for 3
11 Penalty Minutes 9
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (26-23-8-3) 3 1 0 4
 Senators (22-32-3-1) 0 2 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Friberg (9), Bakker (1), Dumont (16), Hudon (20)
  • BNG:  Akeson (10), Lepine (4)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 9-6-3
  • BNG: O’Connor (L) 5-17-2
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Gabriel Dumont  STJ
  2. Max Friberg  STJ
  3. Jason Akeson  BNG

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
 

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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 | IceCaps – Crunch: The Will to Win

Saturday February 27, 2016 
Oncenter War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

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5-1

CRUNCH
Syracuse

(Photo courtesy Eric Payne Photography | The Post-Standard)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

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

Game Report

They needed a win in a big way. So they won in a big way. Tonight’s final game of the road trip started much like the others before it: the Crunch scored first in the opening frame and the IceCaps found themselves down on the scoreboard.

But with about two minutes remaining in the first period, Joel Hanley potted his fourth goal of the season, assisted by Charles Hudon and Gabriel Dumont.  Then to open the second period, newcomer Travis Brown netted his first of the season with the help of Bud Holloway and Nikita Scherbak.  Taking the lead seemed to give the IceCaps a much-needed jolt of energy and they took the rest of the game handily.

Alexandre Ranger also scored his first of the season before Hudon found mesh on the power play in the third period.  Dumont wrapped things up with an empty-netter late in the third.

So what were the keys to winning tonight, especially with key players like Mike McCarron, Morgan Ellis, Jacob de la Rose, and Sven Andrighetto all called up to Montreal?  Shots on goal and discipline.  The team has recently struggled with their shot count, but tonight dominated in this category 45-30.  They also stayed out of the penalty box, only giving up one power play to the Crunch in the final seconds of the game.

The Icecaps now head back to Newfoundland for some rest and practice before taking home ice at Mile One on Friday night when the Albany Devils come to St. John’s.

▲     Bud Holloway, Eddie Pasquale, Joel Hanley, Charles Hudon, Gabriel Dumont

 Statistics 
ICECAPS CRUNCH
 45 Shots 30
1 for 4 Power Play 0 for 1
9 Penalty Minutes 15
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (24-23-7-3) 1 2 2 5
 Crunch (21-23-9-2) 1 0 0 0
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Hanley (4), Brown (1), Ranger (1), Hudon (18), Dumont (15)
  • SYR:  Erne (11)
  • STJ: Pasquale (W) 7-6-3
  • SYR: Gudlevskis (L) 9-10-6
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Joel Hanley  STJ
  2. Charles Hudon  STJ
  3. Bud Holloway  STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
 

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RECAP | IceCaps – Comets: A Fiesty Bout in Utica

Friday February 26, 2016 
Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

1-4

COMETS
Utica

(Photo courtesy Tina Russell / Observer-Dispatch)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
Pasquale

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

Game Report

It’s a story IceCaps fans are quite familiar with at this point: St. John’s gives up a goal early in the first period, then another.  They take too many penalties, the power play can’t convert, and they finally turn on the jets in the third period when it’s too late to make a comeback.  And it’s a story we have to tell again after tonight’s game.

It only took two and a half minutes for the opposition to score on the IceCaps this time.  Soon after, John Scott got into his first full fight as an IceCap and things went downhill from there.  Mark MacMillan got called for a high-sticking double minor at the end of the first period, giving the Comets about three minutes of power play time to open the second period.

Former Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust earned two points on the evening for two consecutive assists.  Jeremy Gregoire also dropped the gloves, as did Charles Hudon – with Malcolm Subban.

A few minutes into the third period, Bud Holloway found the back of the net on the power play.  Nikita Scherbak and Morgan Ellis assisted on the goal.  The IceCaps scrambled and pressured the Comets throughout the rest of the third but goaltender Richard Bachman stood tall and didn’t allow any more pucks to get through.

Captain Gabriel Dumont returned to the IceCaps lineup for this game.  Mac Bennett was recalled from the Brampton Beast before the game, while Ellis and Michael McCarron were called up to the Montreal Canadiens immediately following the game.

The Icecaps finish up their road trip with a rematch in Syracuse with the Crunch Saturday night.

▲     Morgan Ellis, Michael McCarron, Max Friberg, Bud Holloway

▼     Angelo Miceli, John Scott, Zach Fucale

 Statistics 
ICECAPS COMETS
 29 Shots 29
1 for 4 Power Play 0 for 4
27 Penalty Minutes 25
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (23-23-7-3) 0 0 1 1
 Comets (26-18-5-3) 1 2 1 4
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Holloway (16)
  • UTI:  Zalewski (13), Hamilton (7), Bancks (9), Higgins (3)
  • STJ: Fucale (L) 14-14-3
  • UTI: Bachman (W) 11-8-4
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Richard Bachman  UTI
  2. Carter Bancks  UTI
  3. Brandon Prust  UTI

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 Post-game interview
 

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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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RECAP | IceCaps – Senators: Holloway With an Amazing Save [VIDEO]

Saturday February 20, 2016 
Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

1-4

SENATORS
Binghamton

(Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

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

Goaltenders:

Pasquale
Fucale

Scratches: Jeremy Gregoire, Ryan Johnston, Dalton Thrower, Michael Bournival (concussion), Markus Eisenschmid (undisclosed), Gabriel Dumont (undisclosed)
Injured Reserve: Connor Crisp (undisclosed)

Game Report

Friday night’s loss in Binghamton left the IceCaps looking for a solution to the persistent problem of how to get a win against the Senators.  They came out in Saturday night’s game with a lot of energy, obviously frustrated with their inability to find a way to get pucks past Chris Driedger.

That frustration spilled over early on in a game that saw three fights and a number of boarding and roughing calls.  Darren Dietz, Shane Bakker, and Michael McCarron all dropped the gloves with opponents. Senators captain Zach Stortini tried numerous times to get John Scott to go as well, but with no luck.

Casey Bailey got the home team on the board late in the first period after McCarron made a bad drop pass behind the net to a Binghamton player who fed the puck right to Bailey in the slot. After that, the goals kept coming for the Senators and it wasn’t until the third period when the IceCaps finally got on the scoreboard with a goal by Morgan Ellis.

The third period looked like a completely different game, with St. John’s getting 19 shots on goal compared to a cumulative nine shots on goal in the first forty minutes.

A highlight reel moment came in the dying moments of the game as Bud Holloway sprawled across the ice deflecting the puck with an outstretched stick away from the IceCaps empty net.

Once again, however, it was too little too late and the IceCaps left the ice with another loss.

The Icecaps continue their road trip by heading to Albany next for a game against the Devils on Wednesday night.

▲     Morgan Ellis, Mark MacMillan

▼     Nikita Scherbak, Michael McCarron

 Statistics 
ICECAPS SENATORS
 28 Shots 24
0 for 4 Power Play 1 for 4
22 Penalty Minutes 22
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (23-21-7-3) 0 0 1 1
 Senators (20- 28-3-0) 1 2 1 4
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ:  Ellis (12)
  • BNG:  Bailey (6), O’Dell (18), Claesson (3), Robinson (11)
  • STJ: Pasquale (L) 6-6-3
  • BNG: Driedger (W) 14-12-1
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Eric O’Dell  BNG
  2. Chris Driedger  BNG
  3. Frederik Claesson  BNG

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

Post-game interview with Nikita Scherbak

 

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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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