Ricoh Rock Report | IceCaps Continue Hunt on the Road St. John's loses two-of-three but playoff hopes still alive Posted by Geneva Hayward on
The St. John’s IceCaps kicked off February on a six-game road trip following a short AHL All-Star Break. The IceCaps faced two Conference Rivals, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears for three games in three days this past week. Although St. John’s only picked up two of a possible six points, the intensity and hunger for goals was present and opposing goaltending did not make it easy.
ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS (21-20-5-1 | 48 points | 0.511) 3rd North
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 | St. John’s 5 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
WILKES-BARRE, PA – The St. John’s IceCaps tackled the league-topping Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins 5-2 at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday night.
Ryan Johnston fired a shot past Penguin’s netminder Tristan Jarry just 1:02 into the first period. Chris Terry and Charles Hudon picked up the helpers on the IceCaps first tally.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | Hershey 5 vs. St. John’s 2
HERSHEY, PA – The St. John’s IceCaps were thumped 5-2 by the Hershey Bears Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.
Charles Hudon gave St. John’s an early 1-0 lead, just 1:29 into the first period but the Bears blew the game open with four straight goals, including three in the opening frame. Chris Terry cut Hershey’s lead in half at 15:23 of the second but the Bears extended their lead to 5-2 before the end of the middle stanza. There was no scoring in the third.
Sunday, February 5th, 2017 | Hershey 3 vs. St. John’s 2
HERSHEY, PA – The St. John’s IceCaps were shaded 3-2 by the Hershey Bears Sunday afternoon at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.
The Bears scored twice in the first period before Josiah Didier – with his first-ever American Hockey League goal – put the IceCaps on the board in the second. Hershey went up 3-1 in the third before Chris Terry – with his team-leading 14th goal – drew the IceCaps to within one at 16:51 of the final stanza. Bobby Farnham, Nikita Scherbak and Daniel Carr recorded assists for St. John’s. Carr now has points in three straight games.
The IceCaps are back in action this Wednesday, February 8th in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to rematch the Penguins before heading to Allentown for a two-game series against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday and Saturday. St. John’s returns to Mile One on Valentines Day for a two-game series versus the Binghamton Senators. Single-game tickets are on-sale now! Tickets can be purchased in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com.