Sunday, August 22, 2010



The Saint John Sea Dogs kicked off their 2010 pre-season with an impressive home win over the Halifax Mooseheads on Saturday night, outshooting their divisional rivals 22-19 in laying claim to a 4-1 victory. Mike Thomas (2), Phillip Fife, and Stanislav Galiev all scored for the Sea Dogs while Carl Gélinas replied for the Mooseheads.

Between the pipes for Saint Jonh, local minor hockey product Nick Spear stopped all eight shots fired upon him during his 30:27 of action while ’09 draft pick Richard Tingley made ten saves on 11 shots faced in his third career QMJHL pre-season game. At the other end of the ice, Peter Delmas and Anthony Terenzio combined to make 18 saves for Halifax in a losing effort.

To view a full scoresheet from Game One of the Sea Dogs’ pre-season, click HERE.

After coming up empty on an early power play opportunity, the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute of play on Saturday when free agent forward Phillip Fife knocked home the first goal of the pre-season for the Port City’s major junior squad. Team Captain Mike Thomas doubled Saint John’s advantage a few minutes later, getting the puck past star Halifax goalie Peter Delmas to give the Sea Dogs a two-goal lead as the match reached the twenty minute mark.

Import winger Stanislav Galiev put the home team up by three early in the second period with a four-on-four goal, with Mike Thomas netting a power play marker nine minutes later to give his team a 4-0 lead. The Mooseheads got one back a moment later when sophomore winger Carl Gélinas beat recently-installed goalie Richard Tingley to send Saturday’s showdown into intermission number two with the visitors trailing by three.

Neither team managed to find the back of the net over the course of the closing twenty minutes of play, as the final buzzer ultimately sounded with the hosts having earned a three-goal victory. These two teams will meet again on Sunday afternoon at the Halifax Forum. The puck drops at 4:30pm.

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