advertisement advertisement
St. John's IceCaps Powered By Rogers
 
Check out the St. John's IceCaps' YouTube Channel Stay up to date with the St. John's IceCaps via RSS Like the St. John's IceCaps on Facebook follow us:

The Rock Report: IceCaps can’t snap home losing skid Posted by IceCaps on

Monday, January 7th, 2013                                                                   

St. John’s loses fifth and sixth straight home games; Marlies coming to town this weekend

The IceCaps opened the New Year with a pair of tough one-goal losses to divisional rival the Manchester Monarchs Friday and Saturday at Mile One Centre. St. John’s pressed hard for the tie on Friday, scoring with less than two minutes to play to narrow the gap to 3-2, but it was too little, too late. Saturday, Carl Klingberg scored twice, including the tying goal in the third period, but the IceCaps were unable to dispose of the Monarchs in overtime, losing 3-2 once again. St. John’s hosts the Toronto Marlies for the first time this season this coming Friday and Saturday as they look to snap their franchise-high six-game home losing streak.

Download PDF version

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Friday, January 4 – Manchester Monarchs 3 St. John’s IceCaps 2
Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL
St. John’s Goals:               Machacek (8), Sawada (8)
Manchester Goals:         Toffoli (15, 16), Loktionov (6)
Goaltending:                     STJ – Pasquale (L – 29 shots, 26 saves) / MCH – Jones (W – 34 shots, 32 saves)
Power Play:                        STJ 0/5 | MCH 0/3
Three Stars:                        1) MCH – Martin Jones 2) MCH – Tyler Toffoli 3) STJ – Spencer Machacek
Mary Brown’s HWP:       Ivan Telegin
Attendance:                       6,287
 

Photo: Jeff Parsons

Martin Jones made 32 saves to snap his personal nine-game losing streak as the Manchester Monarchs defeated the St. John’s IceCaps 3-2 Friday night at Mile One Centre.

Jones made a plethora of huge saves while Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the game’s opening five minutes to pace the Monarchs. Linden Vey notched a pair of assists while Andrei Loktionov also scored for Manchester.

Spencer Machacek and Ray Sawada scored for St. John’s, which fell to 15-19-0-1 overall and just 6-10-0-1 in 17 home contests. Eddie Pasquale made 26 saves between the pipes for the IceCaps in a losing cause.

Full Recap | Box Score | Highlights

Saturday, January 5 – Manchester Monarchs 3 St. John’s IceCaps 2 (OT)
Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL
St. John’s Goals:               Klingberg (6, 7)
Manchester Goals:         Weal (2), Pearson (7), Voynov (7)
Goaltending:                     STJ – Dekanich (L – 32 shots, 29 saves) / MCH – Mannino (W – 27 shots, 25 saves)
Power Play:                        STJ 0/3 | MCH 0/2
Three Stars:                        1) STJ – Carl Klingberg 2) MCH – Slava Voynov 3) STJ – Mark Dekanich
Mary Brown’s HWP:       Jason Jaffray
Attendance:                       6,287

Photo: Jeff Parsons

The Manchester Monarchs defeated the St. John’s IceCaps 3-2 for the second consecutive night Saturday at Mile One Centre.

Slava Voynov potted the winner in overtime, capitalizing on a St. John’s turnover, as Manchester leaves St. John’s with four points, handing the IceCaps their fifth and sixth straight home losses.

St. John’s got its offence from Carl Klingberg, who scored a pair of goals to snap a personal 15-game scoring drought. Mark Dekanich provided a solid effort between the pipes, stopping 29 shots and making key saves to allow his team to escape with a single point.

Peter Mannino, who began last season with the IceCaps, made 25 saves for the Monarchs in his return to Mile One Centre.

Full Recap | Box Score | Highlights

ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS UPCOMING SCHEDULE:  All Times NL (practices not open to the public)

Tuesday, January 8th                       Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon (Jack Byrne Arena)
Wednesday, January 9th                Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon (Jack Byrne Arena)
Thursday, January 10th                   Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon (Mile One Centre)
Friday, January 11th                         Game day skate: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Mile One Centre)
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Toronto Marlies: 7:30 p.m. (Mile One Centre)
Saturday, January 12th                    Game day skate: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Mile One Centre)
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Toronto Marlies: 7:30 p.m. (Mile One Centre)
 

ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS
(As of Monday, January 7, 2013)

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

Portland Pirates

34

20

12

1

1

42

.618

100

99

Worcester Sharks

33

18

12

1

2

39

.591

88

93

Providence Bruins

32

17

13

0

2

36

.562

79

88

Manchester Monarchs

35

16

15

2

2

36

.514

94

92

St. John’s IceCaps

36

15

19

1

1

32

.444

86

105

 

 

 

 

ICE-CAPSules

No More Lockout: The NHL and NHLPA announced Sunday that they reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, meaning teams will begin a shortened schedule later this month.Training camps for NHL clubs are likely to begin this coming weekend, and it is expected that several IceCaps players will be invited to Winnipeg to battle for the remaining open spots on the Jets.

Postma Producing: D Paul Postma has been producing offensively since the Christmas break ended. The All-Star rearguard has four points (2G, 2A) in his last four games and is tied for the team lead in scoring with 18 points. Postma’s seven shots on goal in Saturday’s overtime loss vs. MCH were a team game-high this season.

Chiarot on the Offensive: After recording just one assist in his first 26 games, D Ben Chiarot has found his offensive game of late. The rookie defenceman has four points (1G, 3A) in his last five games and has been featured on a pairing with Paul Postma.

Klingberg Breaks Through: A lengthy goalless drought ended Saturday for F Carl Klingberg, who potted a pair of goals to snap a streak of 15 games without a tally. Despite his futility, Klingberg leads the club in plus/minus with a +5 rating and sits tied for second in goal scoring with seven.

Quick Hits: St. John’s has lost six straight home games, with their last win coming back on Nov. 25 in a 6-0 victory over the Providence Bruins… Saturday’s loss was just the IceCaps first defeat in overtime this season. The club is 4-0-1-1 in games that extend past regulation time… St. John’s is 12-5-1-1 in one-goal games this season… The IceCaps are 4-5-1-1 vs. the Atlantic Division.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
None

 

ICECAPS SEASON LEADERS

Goals Zach RedmondSpencer Machacek

Ray Sawada

8

Assists Derek Meech

14

Points Spencer MachacekPaul Postma

Jason Jaffray

18

+/- Carl Klingberg

+5

PIMS Dean Arsene

60

Wins Eddie Pasquale

8

GAA Eddie Pasquale

2.61

SV% Eddie Pasquale

.917

GP Eddie Pasquale

22

 

COORS LIGHT THREE STARS LEADERBOARD

(1st Star – 3 points, 2nd Star – 2 points, 3rd Star – 1 point)

Player :

Points :

Eddie Pasquale

15

Mark Dekanich

12

Jason Jaffray

9

 

 

 

 

 

MARY BROWN’S HARDEST WORKING PLAYER STANDINGS:

(1 point each win – Hardest working St. John’s IceCaps player)

Player:

Points:

Jason Jaffray

4

Spencer Machacek

3

Max Macenauer

3

Alex Burmistrov

2

Kevin Clark

2

Aaron Gagnon

2

Derek Meech

2

Ben Maxwell

2

Ben Chiarot

2

Ivan Telegin

2

 

LISTEN TO EVERY ICECAPS GAME LIVE
Listen to every IceCaps game this season online at www.stjohnsicecaps.com by clicking the ‘Listen Live’ link on the homepage. Play-by-play broadcaster Brian Rogers brings you all the action on the ice, including a pregame show that starts 30 minutes before the drop of the puck. Fans can also listen on the radio at 930AM This Is Newfoundland Labrador. And, watch all the games streaming live online at www.ahllive.com!

NEXT HOME ACTION:
Friday, January 11, 7:30 PM                                         St. John’s IceCaps vs. Toronto Marlies
Saturday, January 12, 7:30 PM                                    St. John’s IceCaps vs. Toronto Marlies
Friday, February 1, 7:30 PM                                         St. John’s IceCaps vs. Binghamton Senators
Saturday, February 2, 7:30 PM                                   St. John’s IceCaps vs. Binghamton Senators

Facebook Add a Comment