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St. John’s scores nine goals in two-game week; club visits Hamilton before returning home to face Manchester

The IceCaps rediscovered their offensive touch in a light, two-game week. St. John’s defeated the Connecticut Whale 5-1 Wednesday – avenging a pair of home losses against the Whale earlier this month – on the strength of Eric O’Dell’s second career hat trick and a four-assist game from Kael Mouillierat. Sunday in Toronto, the IceCaps fell behind 5-1 after two periods but battled back with three third period tallies to fall just short in a comeback bid, losing 5-4 to the Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum. St. John’s has three games on tap this weekend, including a visit to Hamilton Tuesday before returning home this weekend to host the Manchester Monarchs for two games.

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WEEK IN REVIEW:

Wednesday, February 20 – St. John’s IceCaps 5 Connecticut Whale 1
XL Center – Hartford, CT
St. John’s Goals:               Maxwell (4), O’Dell (14, 15, 16), Macenauer (9)
Connecticut Goals:         Yogan (4)
Goaltending:                     STJ – Dekanich (W – 26 shots, 25 saves) / CT – Talbot (L – 11 shots, 8 saves), Missiaen (26 shots, 24 saves)
Power Play:                        STJ 1/5 | CT 0/1
Three Stars:                        1) STJ – Eric O’Dell 2) STJ – Kael Mouillierat 3) STJ – Ben Maxwell
Mary Brown’s HWP:       Richard Petiot
Attendance:                       3,508

The St. John’s IceCaps rebounded from a tough loss on Sunday to trump the Connecticut Whale 5-1 at XL Center Wednesday night.

Eric O’Dell scored three goals – his second hat trick as an IceCap – to pace St. John’s (23-28-1-2). Kael Mouillierat picked up four assists while Ben Maxwell had a goal and an assist. Carl Klingberg notched a pair of helpers and Mark Dekanich stopped 25 shots for the win.

St. John’s started fast and never looked back, potting three goals in the opening frame and clinching the win with a pair in the third. The IceCaps outshot the Whale 37-26 overall and controlled the flow for most of the game, using an aggressive forecheck to keep Connecticut on its heels for the majority of the contest. | Full Recap | Box Score | Highlights

Sunday, February 24 – Toronto Marlies 5 St. John’s IceCaps 4
Ricoh Coliseum – Toronto, ON
St. John’s Goals:               Mouillierat (6), Maxwell (5), Cormier (5), Machacek (11)
Toronto Goals:                  Ryan (5), Acton (7), Gardiner (10), D’Amigo (8), Ashton (11)
Goaltending:                     STJ – Dekanich (L – 22 shots, 17 saves / TOR – Owuya (W – 40 shots, 36 saves)
Power Play:                        STJ 1/6 | TOR 1/4
Three Stars:                        1) TOR – Jake Gardiner 2) TOR – Dylan Yeo 3) TOR – Ryan Hamilton
Mary Brown’s HWP:       Kael Mouillierat
Attendance:                       5,604

The St. John’s IceCaps were defeated by the Toronto Marlies 5-4 Sunday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

Despite sporting the Marlies leads of 4-0 and 5-1, the IceCaps nearly made an incredible comeback, battling back to score three times in third period but ultimately falling just short.

The Marlies scored five times in the second period with first star Jake Gardiner factoring in on three of those tallies, scoring once on the power play and adding two assists. Dylan Yeo and Ryan Hamilton each had a pair of assists for Toronto, while Mark Owuya got the win after stopping 36-of-40 shots.

For St. John’s, Kael Mouillierat had a goal and two assists and Dean Arsene had two helpers. Spencer Machacek, Patrice Cormier and Ben Maxwell also scored, while Mark Dekanich was tagged with the loss, making 17 saves. | Full Recap | Box Score | Highlights

ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS UPCOMING SCHEDULE:  All Times NL (practices not open to the public)
Tuesday, February 26th                  Game day skate: 12:45 p.m. (Copps Coliseum)
St. John’s IceCaps at Hamilton Bulldogs: 9:00 p.m. (Copps Coliseum)
Wednesday, February 27th           Travel day
Thursday, February 28th                Practice: 10:00 a.m. (Mile One Centre)
Friday, March 1st                               Game day skate: 10:00 a.m. (Mile One Centre)
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Manchester Monarchs: 7:30 p.m. (Mile One Centre)
Saturday, March 2nd                        Game day skate: 10:00 a.m. (Mile One Centre)
St. John’s IceCaps vs. Manchester Monarchs: 7:30 p.m. (Mile One Centre)
Sunday, March 3rd                           Off day

ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS
(As of February 25, 2013)

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

Providence Bruins

52

31

17

0

4

66

.635

145

135

Portland Pirates

52

31

19

1

1

64

.615

152

150

Worcester Sharks

52

25

21

1

5

56

.538

132

147

Manchester Monarchs

54

24

24

3

3

54

.500

154

148

St. John’s IceCaps

55

23

29

1

2

49

.445

132

168

ICE-CAPSules

All Hail Kael:  Kael Mouillierat recorded seven points (1G, 6A) in just two games this past week. On Wednesday, the Alberta native notched a club-record four assists as the IceCaps dominated the Connecticut Whale 5-1. In addition to setting the team record for most assists in a game, Mouillierat tied the club mark for most points in a game with four. On Sunday, Mouillierat picked up a goal and two assists in a 5-4 loss to Toronto.

O’Dell Rings the Bell: Eric O’Dell scored three goals against the Whale, the first hat trick by an IceCap this season. The team’s last hat trick was also recorded by O’Dell back on April 7, 2012 vs. Springfield.

Jets Update: Winnipeg won three of four games last week, including wins over Buffalo (2-1), Carolina (4-3) and New Jersey (4-2). Blake Wheeler fired two goals in the victory over the Hurricanes, while former IceCaps blueliner Paul Postma recorded an assist (his fifth of the season) against the Devils. The Jets only loss was a 5-3 setback to the Philadelphia Flyers. Postma now has six points in 17 games with the Jets.

Redmond on the Mend: On Thursday former IceCaps defenceman Zach Redmond was rushed to hospital in the Raleigh, North Carolina to repair a laceration to his right femoral artery and vein in his mid-thigh region, after he was seriously cut by a teammate’s skate in practice. He could miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season.

Injury Report: Defencemen Ben Chiarot (hip flexor) returned to action and played in both games last week after missing the previous three. Currently injured: Jason King (head), John Albert (upper body), Hunter Tremblay (head), Ivan Telegin (head), Derek Meech (undisclosed), and Ryan Schnell (lower body).

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
February 22                        Winnipeg (NHL) recalls D Julian Melchiori from St. John’s (AHL)
February 19                        St. John’s (AHL) recalls F Norm Ezekiel from Colorado (ECHL)

ICECAPS SEASON LEADERS

Goals Eric O’Dell

16

Assists Kael Mouillierat

19

Points Jason Jaffray

30

+/- Eric O’Dell

+5

PIMS Dean Arsene

79

Wins Eddie Pasquale

14

GAA Eddie Pasquale

2.63

SV% Eddie Pasquale

.912

GP Eddie Pasquale

36

COORS LIGHT THREE STARS LEADERBOARD

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

Player :

Points :

Eddie Pasquale

26

Jason Jaffray

14

Mark Dekanich

12

MARY BROWN’S HARDEST WORKING PLAYER STANDINGS:

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

Player:

Points:

Jason Jaffray

5

Derek Meech

4

Spencer Machacek

4

Ben Chiarot

3

Max Macenauer

3

Aaron Gagnon

3

Ben Maxwell

3

 

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, March 1, 7:30 PM                              St. John’s IceCaps vs. Manchester Monarchs
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 PM                         St. John’s IceCaps vs. Manchester Monarchs
Friday, March 8, 7:30 PM                              St. John’s IceCaps vs. Syracuse Crunch
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 PM                         St. John’s IceCaps vs. Syracuse Crunch
Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM                            St. John’s IceCaps vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
Saturday, March 16, 7:30 PM                      St. John’s IceCaps vs. Hamilton Bulldogs

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