Monday, December 10, 2012

POSTSCRIPT: Mooseheads 4, Sea Dogs 2

A collection of recaps from last yesterday’s 4-2 Saint John Sea Dogs loss to the Halifax Mooseheads…

Our recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs faced off against the Halifax Mooseheads on Sunday afternoon.

The Telegraph-Journal’s recap (paywall). Saying goodbye isn’t always easy.

Metro Halifax’s recap. Here’s yet another statistic the Halifax Mooseheads can hang their hat on– 30 games in and no back-to-back defeats.

The Chronicle Herald’s recap. Less than 24 hours after losing a bizarre overtime game to the Bathurst Titan, the Mooseheads edged the Sea Dogs 4-2 in front of 4,136 fans at Saint John’s Harbour Station.

News 95.7’s recap. The Halifax Mooseheads put another notch in the win column Sunday winning 4-2 over division rival Saint John Sea Dogs.

News 88.9’s recap. Featuring Tim Roszell’s goal calls.’s recap. The Saint John Sea Dogs fell to the Halifax Mooseheads 4-2 in front of 4,136 fans at Harbour Station in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Sunday evening.’s recap. The Mooseheads doubled up the Saint John Sea Dogs Sunday afternoon in Saint John at Harbour Station. 

SCRATCHES: Benjamin Hade (upper body), Jason Seed (Summerside Western Capitals), Jakub Izacky (healthy), Devon Oliver-Dares (personal reasons), Mackenzie Brown (knee), Michael Mastrangelo (upper body), and Jurij Repe (Slovenian junior team) did not play for Saint John on Sunday.

FIRST PERIOD: Halifax was all over Saint John early in the first, out shooting the Dogs 8-0 at one point. The Dogs climbed back in shots somewhat as Halifax finished the frame with a 19-7 lead. Halifax scored twice to lead 2-0 after one.

SECOND PERIOD: Things didn’t get a whole lot better on the shot clock but they did get better on the scoreboard for the Sea Dogs. Halifax out shot Saint John 14-7 in the second frame but the Dogs scored twice and trailed just 3-2 heading into intermission.

GAGNE: Kevin Gagne scored a shorthanded goal at 16:23 of the middle frame, making it a 3-2 game. It was Gagne’s ninth of the season, tying a career high he set last year. He now has 30 points in 26 games this season. The goal also extended his point streak to eight games.

SHORTHANDED: Gagne’s goal was just Saint John’s second shorthanded marker of the year. They were tied with Shawinigan for the fewest in the league. It was also the seventh time this season that Halifax allowed a shorthanded goal.

HUBERDEAU: In what was likely his final game as a Sea Dog, Jonathan Huberdeau extended his point streak to eight games with an assist on Gagne’s goal. Heading into world junior camp, the Sea Dogs captain has 16 goals and 29 assists in 30 games. But that’s not what will be remembered from this game…

THE FIGHT: Well, there probably aren’t many people who thought Jonathan Huberdeau would end his Sea Dogs career by getting ejected. But, that is what happened. The whole incident, which involved an altercation with a linesman and a fight with MacKenzie Weegar, begins at 3:15 mark of the video below.

Here are all the penalties Huberdeau received.

3 - SNB Jonathan Huberdeau, 15:38 - High-sticking, (1.26) (PP)
3 - SNB Jonathan Huberdeau, 15:38 - Instigator, (1.4) (PP)
3 - SNB Jonathan Huberdeau, 15:38 - Fighting, (2.2)
3 - SNB Jonathan Huberdeau, 15:38 - Instigator - Misconduct, (3.4)
3 - SNB Jonathan Huberdeau, 15:38 - Abuse of officials - Misconduct, (3.91)
3 - SNB Jonathan Huberdeau, 15:38 - Fight in the final 5 minutes of regulation time, or anytime of the overtime - Game Misconduct, (4.2)

A multiple game suspension is likely on the way. Welp.

Linesman Jay Doiron was hurt after falling to the ice. He crawled into the penalty box where he was helped by paramedics before being helped across the ice and down the Sea Dogs tunnel. It was embarrassing to see some “fans” boo Doiron as he was helped off. Seriously, what are you doing?

MacKINNON: Bit of a quiet game for Nathan MacKinnon. He had a few good scoring chances and six shots on goal but was held pointless. He was also a -1.

DROUIN: Jonathan Drouin continued his impressive season with a goal in this one. He had a goal and three shots yesterday. The draft eligible forward now has 19 goals and 29 assists in 24 games.

ZILBERT: Rookie Noah Zilbert scored his second goal of the season yesterday. Matthew Highmore picked up an assist. The line of Zilbert, Highmore, and Oliver Cooper should be fun to watch in the second half.

STANDINGS: The Sea Dogs are now two games below the .500 mark with a 14-16-0-0. They are fifth in the Telus Maritimes Division and 14th overall in the league. They are six points up on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles who are in the division’s basement.

NOTES: The Sea Dogs and Mooseheads meet again on December 21 at Harbour Station… Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon, and Jonathan Huberdeau will now head to Calgary to take part in world junior selection camp… Halifax’s fourth goal came on their 40th shot on goal… Luca Ciampini had two assists… Nathan MacKinnon and Martin Frk had six shots… Kevin Gagne and Stephen Anderson each had three shots for Saint John… the Dogs out his Halifax 16-9.

HIGHLIGHTS: Courtesy of SeaDogsTV.

Val-d'Or 1 at Blainville-Boisbriand 8
Cape Breton 3 at Chicoutimi 0
Rouyn-Noranda 5 at Gatineau 3
P.E.I. 1 at Rimouski 6

NEXT GAME: The Sea Dogs host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at 7pm on Tuesday night.

Screen shot via Backhand Shelf


  1. Leave it to Saint John fans to boo an Jay Doiron...I couldn't believe it!
    What the heck did he do wrong?

    It's too bad Huberdeau had to out this way...
    Needless to say I lost respect for him...

  2. Booing the linesman was stupid, Fans dont cheer that much for their own team but make noise when a linesman gets hurt.

    As for Hubey, its a pathetic way to go, Mastrangelo just got suspended for resisting a referee, so if this follows suit like it should He will be missing the Worlds. Good thinkin on his behalf~