By Tim Lumsden
SAINT JOHN - The Sea Dogs faced off against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on a very wet Halloween in front of 2,694 people on Wednesday night at Harbour Station.
Sebastien Auger was the starting goaltender for Saint John, while Etienne Marcoux stood guard in net for The Armada.
The Armada scored the first goal of the game at 4:57 as Tommy Giroux just barely slid one by Auger.
Just after the first goal, the Armada suffered their first penalty as Aaron Hoyles was called for checking from behind.
Jonathan Huberdeau claimed the first Sea Dog penalty at 11:03 for high sticking.
The next penalty went out to Felix Plouffe for Hooking at 14:32.
With 1:46 left in the period, a little scuffle broke out by Auger. Only Blainville-Boisbriand pulled a penalty though as Marc-Olivier Roy was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The game was tied 1-1 by Ryan Tesink with 31 seconds left. Assists went to Stephen MacAulay and Jonathan Huberdeau.
Mitchell Robillard was handed a checking to the head penalty at the buzzer as Aidan Kelly was left lying on the ice. Robillard would only get 2:00 minutes which had several fans upset.