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  • AHL Weekly Release #8 

    TORONTO ROLLS BACK TO THE ROCK ... More than six years after the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top affiliate left their St. John’s home, the Toronto Marlies paid a visit to Mile One Centre’s new tenants over the weekend in a two-game battle of division leaders.

  • Marlies surge past IceCaps 

    The Toronto Marlies scored three times in the middle frame en route to a 6-3 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Saturday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Marlies edge IceCaps 

    Jeff Finger’s goal with less than 30 seconds to go in overtime gave the Toronto Marlies a 4-3 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps Friday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Weekend Preview: IceCaps vs. Marlies 

    It’ll be past versus present at Mile One Centre this weekend, as the St. John’s IceCaps clash with the Toronto Marlies Friday and Saturday.

  • IceCaps back to winning ways 

    A night after suffering their first loss since October 29, the St. John’s IceCaps responded with a solid effort in a 3-1 win over the Norfolk Admirals Saturday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Winning 50/50 Number 

    Saturday night's winning 50/50 number is: J-30818. The prize for Saturday's draw is $11,750.

  • No thinking IceCaps 

    Defensive lapses force end of six-game win streak IceCaps fall to Admirals 6-2 By Chris Doyle Communications Coordinator It was a rough night for the St. John’s IceCaps. St. John’s allowed a season-high six goals in a lopsided and physical 6-2 loss to the Norfolk Admirals Friday night at Mile One Centre. Edward Pasquale, a perfect 6-0-0 coming into Friday’s game, stopped 25-of-31 shots in suffering his first loss of the season. Meanwhile, his counterpart Jaroslav Janus made 26 saves on 28 shots for the Admirals in the victory. “I wasn’t focused on the physicality,” said head coach Keith McCambridge, “I was more focused on our team not coming out at the level we needed to come out at. For the first period and the majority of the second, I don’t think we won any loose puck battles, we weren’t moving our feet.” The game got off to a quick start when the IceCaps’ Garth Murray and Admirals captain Mike Angelidis squared off and traded blows. At 5:27 of the first period, rookie Carter Ashton potted his team-leading 12th goal of the season to give the Admirals a 1-0 lead. St. John’s tied it at 16:44 on a blast from the point by Paul Postma for his third goal of the season. Postma, playing in his first game since being reassigned to St. John’s by the Winnipeg Jets last Sunday, rifled a shot over the shoulder of Janus on the power play. The teams entered the dressing room knotted at one. Murray, who had two fights on the night, said he was just standing up for his teammates in the second bout. “It was a 2-1 game at the time,” Murray said following the game. “The guy (Radko Gudas) hit (Aaron Gagnon) pretty good at centre. It was a solid smack. When that happens to guys like Gags, you gotta step up for them. It didn’t exactly work out as it should have.” The second period was all Admirals, as they put up three goals to take a 4-1 lead going into the second intermission. Trevor Smith converted on a feed from Cory Conacher from behind the net to make it 2-1 just 1:22 into the period, and Smith got credit for his second of the night minutes later after his shot redirected off an IceCaps defender and past Pasquale. Angelidis picked up his third of the season at 11:11 to extend the lead to 4-1 heading into the third. Carl Klingberg’s beautiful goal, a shorthanded tally at 2:58 of the third that cut the lead in half, provided fans with a glimmer of hope. Klingberg took a feed from Jason DeSantis and danced in on a breakaway, deking Janus to the glove side and sliding it underneath his outstretched pad. Klingberg, the IceCaps’ top scorer this season with nine goals, trails only Ashton (12) for the most goals among rookie skaters. The dagger came at the 8:14 mark of the third period when Tyler Johnson made no mistake on a beautiful no-look pass from Ashton to make the score 5-2. Johnson would later add his second of the game, on the power play, to seal the victory for Norfolk. “That’s a really good hockey team over there,” Murray stated. “We let up a bit in our defensive zone and with our defensive play, and they capitalized. It’s something we talked about. We didn’t support each other, and they have a lot of skilled players. They know where to put the puck when they get it, especially if you give them time. We’ve got to be ready play at the level we have all year. But it’s a fact that you’re going to get no easy points. “There are ups and downs with a team all year, and in different periods. We want to be a three-period team. For us we have to be better defensively and play better in front of our own net.” There were few positives on this night for the IceCaps. Forward John Albert, tied for second on the team with a +8 rating going into the contest, was -4 on the night. Shawn Weller, Patrice Cormier and Zach Redmond, the team leader at +11, all were -3. “We need to know that when other teams come in to play us, they’re going to bring their top game,” McCambridge said. “You look at the standings and see where we’re situated, they’re coming with their best effort. You can’t take any periods off and tonight I thought we weren’t bringing our best game. “For whatever reason tonight, we weren’t thinking. We weren’t taking care of our own end. The message is disappointment. A team that has fought back and won games from behind, that has made sure they’re getting two points out of games that they needed to, and to look at tonight as two points wasted. “It’s not a matter of looking at the standings to say we’ve only lost three in regulation. It’s a matter that we come ready at the start of every game. We’re going to see other teams best effort every night.” McCambridge said outside of a 12-minute span in the third period, there were no positives to take from the contest. Despite the loss, the IceCaps maintain an eight-point lead over the Providence Bruins in the Atlantic Division and will finish Friday night still on top of the Eastern Conference standings. The IceCaps continued their streak of home sellouts, now nine and counting after Friday night’s announced crowd of 6,287. St. John’s is averaging 6,312 fans per game at Mile One Centre this season, fourth in the AHL behind Hershey, San Antonio and Providence. The IceCaps will look to rebound from Friday’s loss when they host Norfolk for a second straight game on Saturday night. St. John’s has a 3-0-2-0 record in games after a loss this season. Saturday’s game, and all 76 games this season, can be heard on 930 AM This Is Newfoundland Labrador with play-by-play man Brian Rogers. Pregame show begins at 7:00 p.m. with the drop of the puck set for 7:30. Game Photos [nggallery id=52 template=default]

  • Jets assign McArdle to IceCaps 

    The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club today announced they have assigned Kenndal McArdle to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

  • Weekend Preview: IceCaps vs. Admirals 

    The St. John’s IceCaps look to continue their winning ways this weekend as they host the Norfolk Admirals Friday and Saturday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Answering the call 

    One of the purposes of a minor league affiliate is to develop players for when the parent club needs help. In fact, it’s the main priority. Just 16 games into their inaugural season, there’s nothing ‘minor’ about the St. John’s IceCaps.

  • O'Dell swell for IceCaps 

    Rookie Eric O’Dell may have only two goals this season, but both have been monumental. With just 3:01 to play in regulation, O’Dell scored the eventual game-winner to lift the St. John’s IceCaps to a 4-3 victory over the Connecticut Whale at Mile One Centre Sunday afternoon.

  • IceCaps double up Whale 

    On a wild night at Mile One Centre, the St. John’s IceCaps scored early and often en route to an 8-4 victory over the Connecticut Whale on Saturday.

  • Winning 50/50 Number 

    The winning number for Saturday night's 50/50 draw is: H-25438. The winning prize amount is $11,253. Would the winner please call the IceCaps general office at 576-2277 to claim your prize.

  • Game Preview: IceCaps vs. Whale 

    The St. John’s IceCaps begin a six-game homestand this weekend with a pair of games against the Northeast Division-leading Connecticut Whale (New York Rangers).

  • IceCaps recall Marto from Colorado 

    The Winnipeg Jets announced today that their AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps, have recalled Jake Marto from the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.

  • IceCaps a soaring success story 

    The St. John’s IceCaps returned home today after a six-game, 11-day road trip as the top team in the American Hockey League.

  • IceCaps re-assign Marto to ECHL 

    The St. John’s IceCaps announced today they have re-assigned defencemen Jake Marto to the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.

  • Park and Ride service available this weekend 

    The St. John's IceCaps are pleased to announce that the Park and Ride service will be available for this weekend's games at Mile One Centre (November 12th and 13th versus the Connecticut Whale).

  • IceCaps grind out victory 

    Marco Rosa’s third-period power play goal catapulted the St. John’s IceCaps to their fourth consecutive victory Sunday, a 4-3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in AHL action.

  • All is Weller for St. John’s 

    Shawn Weller scored two power play goals and Eddie Pasquale made 30 saves as the St. John’s IceCaps defeated the Worcester Sharks 3-1 for their second win this week at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

  • IceCaps recall Bushee, Marto 

    The St. John's IceCaps recalled defencemen Kyle Bushee and Jake Marto from the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers and Colorado Eagles, respectively.

  • Jets recall Paul Postma 

    The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have recalled defencemen Paul Postma from the St. John’s IceCaps.

  • IceCaps down Whale 

    The St. John’s IceCaps scored four third-period goals to beat the Connecticut Whale 6-3 in American Hockey League action Friday night in Hartford.

  • Game Preview: IceCaps at Whale 

    Fresh off a big win over the previously unbeaten Worcester Sharks earlier this week, the St. John’s IceCaps travel to Hartford to face the Connecticut Whale (New York Rangers) Friday night at the XL Center.

  • IceCaps players to sport ‘staches for Movember 

    The St. John’s IceCaps announced Wednesday that a number of players on the team’s roster will grow moustaches for the month of November in an effort to raise awareness for men’s health.

  • IceCaps launch IceCaps Care Foundation 

    Danny Williams, President and CEO of the St. John’s IceCaps, today officially announced the establishment of the IceCaps Cares Foundation; the charitable arm of the American Hockey League's newest team, the St. John's IceCaps.

  • IceCaps down Sharks 

    A quick start – something the IceCaps lacked recently – was enough to lift St. John’s to a 6-3 victory over the Worcester Sharks Tuesday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

  • Game Preview: IceCaps at Sharks 

    On Tuesday, the IceCaps stop at the DCU Center in Worcester to play the Sharks (San Jose) on the heels of a pair of 4-3 overtime losses in Springfield and Providence this past weekend.