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  • IceCaps extend amazing road streak 

    The St. John’s IceCaps won their first shootout of the season, defeating the Toronto Marlies 4-3 in an entertaining American Hockey League game Saturday at Ricoh Coliseum.

  • Weekend Preview: IceCaps at Marlies 

    The St. John’s IceCaps and Toronto Marlies renew hostilities this weekend when the teams play a two-game series at Ricoh Coliseum as the calendar turns to 2012.

  • IceCaps victorious in Hamilton 

    Much like the last time these two teams met, it was the David Aebischer show Wednesday night at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. Aebischer made 39 saves, many of the highlight-reel variety, to lead the St. John’s IceCaps to a 3-1 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs and extend the team’s road unbeaten streak to 14 games.

  • Preview: IceCaps at Bulldogs 

    The St. John’s IceCaps get back to action when they take on the Hamilton Bulldogs at Copps Coliseum Wednesday night.

  • IceCaps reassign Marto to ECHL 

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

  • Christmas reflections 

    From GT Snow Racers to watching Donald Duck, IceCaps recall favourite Christmas pastimes.

  • Jet setters 

    Winnipeg boys excited to be part of hometown organization

  • AHL Weekly Release 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass: News and notes from around the American Hockey League, where it’s not too early to start looking at playoff races.

  • IceCaps bring heavy artillery against Pirates 

    The St. John’s IceCaps showed no ill effects of a grueling three-game weekend Sunday in Portland. The IceCaps defeated the Pirates 5-2 to split the two-game series and head home for the Christmas break having recorded five of a possible six points this weekend.

  • IceCaps fall in shootout 

    The St. John’s IceCaps got their first taste of a shootout but it wasn’t a flavour they want to remember. Patrick O’Sullivan, Andy Miele and Brock Trotter scored in the shootout and Curtis McElhinney stopped all three IceCaps shooters to lift the Pirates to a 4-3 victory.

  • Weekend Preview 

    Coming off three straight home losses last week, the IceCaps look to right the ship Friday night in Manchester and Saturday and Sunday in Portland.

  • Jets reassign Arturs Kulda to IceCaps 

    The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have reassigned defenceman Arturs Kulda to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

  • AHL Weekly Release 

    The Worcester Sharks took on the conference-leading St. John’s IceCaps in a two-game series at Mile One Centre, and packed up four points for the trip home thanks largely to some late heroics.

  • Sharks overmatch IceCaps in spirited affair 

    The Worcester Sharks overcame a two-goal deficit for the second straight game, scoring four times in the third period to come away with a 5-3 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps Sunday afternoon at Mile One Centre.

  • IceCaps fall short against Sharks 

    The St. John’s IceCaps blew a two-goal second period lead as the Worcester Sharks came back for a 4-3 win at Mile One Centre Friday night.

  • Weekend Preview: IceCaps vs. Sharks 

    The St. John’s IceCaps get set to welcome the Worcester Sharks Friday and Sunday at Mile One Centre in an Atlantic Division matchup.

  • Crunch turn tables on IceCaps 

    It was a reversal of fortunes for the IceCaps Wednesday night. A day after St. John’s managed to squeak out a 4-3 victory, the Crunch built an early lead and held on for a 5-3 win at Mile One Centre in front of a 14th straight capacity crowd.

  • IceCaps defeat Crunch 

    The St. John’s IceCaps used a four-goal second period to narrowly defeat the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 at Mile One Centre Tuesday night.

  • Jets reassign Brett Festerling to IceCaps 

    The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have removed Brett Festerling from the Injured Reserve List and reassigned him to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

  • Jets claim Maxwell off waivers 

    The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have claimed forward Ben Maxwell off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. The Jets have assigned the centre to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

  • Preview: IceCaps vs. Crunch 

    The St. John’s IceCaps and Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim Ducks) open a two-game series Tuesday night at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.

  • IceCaps announce roster moves 

    Today the St. John's IceCaps announced several roster moves, signing Daniel Koger and Garth Murray to contracts and recalling Tommy Maxwell from the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.

  • IceCaps exact revenge on Marlies 

    The IceCaps scored three times on the power play to defeat the Marlies 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum to continue their success away from home this season.

  • IceCaps blank Bulldogs in Copps 

    HAMILTON, ON – David Aebischer stopped 21 shots to record his first shutout of the season as the St. John’s IceCaps blanked the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-0 in front of a sparse crowd at Copps Coliseum Friday night.

  • IceCaps Weekend Preview 

    The St. John’s IceCaps head out on a mini two-game road trip this weekend as they visit the Hamilton Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies Friday and Sunday, respectively.

  • 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.

  • Double OT 

    Andrew Bodnarchuk scored just 18 seconds into overtime to give the Providence Bruins a 4-3 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps on Sunday evening at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

  • IceCaps melt under stormy adverse conditions 

    Nick Holden’s goal at 2:18 of the extra period gave the Springfield Falcons a 4-3 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Saturday night in AHL action in stormy Massachusetts.

  • IceCaps set for New England clashes 

    Fresh off a 3-2-1 homestand, the first place St. John’s IceCaps look to continue their success on the road when they take on the Springfield Falcons (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Providence Bruins (Boston Bruins) this weekend.

  • Pirates oust IceCaps to split series 

    As the saying goes, you can’t win ‘em all. The St. John’s IceCaps came out flat in the third period and fell 5-2 to the Portland Pirates Wednesday night in front of the largest crowd of the year at Mile One Centre.

  • IceCaps Sign Tommy Maxwell 

    The St. John’s IceCaps announced today they have signed forward Tommy Maxwell to an AHL contract and have assigned him to their ECHL affiliate Colorado Eagles.

  • IceCaps sink Pirates 

    Things couldn’t have gone much better for the St. John’s IceCaps Tuesday night at Mile One Centre. With Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff on hand at Mile One Centre, the IceCaps put on a show and defeated the Portland Pirates 5-1 in front of a fifth straight capacity crowd.

  • IceCaps tame Sound Tigers 

    St. John’s takes three points from Bridgeport in weekend series. Saturday nights have been kind to the St. John’s IceCaps so far this season. The IceCaps won their third straight contest on a Saturday night with a 4-3 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Mile One Centre.

  • Sound Tigers bite IceCaps in overtime 

    The first overtime game in IceCaps history didn’t end the way fans at Mile One Centre wanted it to. Jeremy Colliton scored the winner with 2:16 remaining in the extra frame to give the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 4-3 comeback victory over the St. John’s IceCaps.

  • Park and ride to continue on trial basis 

    The St. John’s IceCaps are pleased to announce that the Metrobus Park and Ride program will continue to run on a trial basis through the October 21st – October 22nd weekend.

  • IceCaps turn tables on Bulldogs 

    It was a reversal of fortunes for the St. John’s IceCaps Saturday night at Mile One Centre. A day after being blanked by the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-0, the IceCaps stormed out of the gates and set the tone early en route to a resounding 6-2 victory, their first at home in franchise history.

  • Home opener just the tip of the iceberg 

    An opening night loss was not enough to damper the mood at Mile One Centre in St. John’s. With special guests Howie Meeker, Marc Crawford, Bill Watters, and AHL President Dave Andrews on hand, the St. John’s IceCaps officially ushered in a new era of pro hockey to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • IceCaps players visit local media 

    A day before they take to the ice in the inaugural home opener, several St. John’s IceCaps players made their rounds to media outlets in the capital city. The players participated in a media blitz Thursday afternoon to ramp up the anticipation surrounding the city’s brand new pro hockey team.

  • Anthem Auditions 

    The St. John's IceCaps are pleased to announce we are having auditions for performers to sing the national anthems before games. Auditions will take place Monday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. at Mile One Centre. Enter the building through Gate 2 and register with Jenelle Herbert, Game Day Producer.

  • IceCaps Alley open today 

    IceCaps Alley, the official merchandise store of the St. John’s IceCaps, will be open today at 12 noon at Mile One Centre. IceCaps fans can purchase sweaters, hats, foam fingers and other paraphernalia to show their support for the newest team in the American Hockey League. Season ticket holders are entitled to a 15% discount on merchandise at IceCaps Alley. To receive this discount, bring the discount card located on the back of the season ticket booklet along with proof of identification.

  • St. John’s abuzz as opening night nears 

    The weekend can’t come soon enough for hockey fans in St. John’s. October 14th marks the official return of professional hockey to Newfoundland and Labrador as the AHL newest team, the St. John’s IceCaps, prepare to host the Hamilton Bulldogs at Mile One Centre Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Peter Mannino records shutout for IceCaps 

    Goaltending was the story of the weekend as the St. John’s IceCaps won their first two games in the AHL Peter Mannino recorded the shutout and was named the game’s first star as the IceCaps blanked the Manchester Monarchs 1-0 in New Hampshire.

  • IceCaps win inaugural game 

    Mark Flood scored the first goal in the St. John’s IceCaps’ history to help propel the newest American Hockey League team to victory in its inaugural game Friday night, a 4-1 win over the Providence Bruins.

  • 607 AHL Grads Start 2011-12 Season on NHL Rosters 

    The American Hockey League is proud to have 607 graduates on National Hockey League opening-day rosters, making up nearly 83 percent of the NHL’s player pool to begin the 2011-12 campaign.

  • Jaffray Named IceCaps Captain 

    St. John's IceCaps head coach Keith McCambridge has named Jason Jaffray captain of the American Hockey League team.

  • Molson Added as a Platinum Partner 

    Danny Williams, President and CEO of the St. John's IceCaps, is pleased to introduce Molson Coors Canada, the team's first Platinum Corporate Partner.

  • St. John's Add Staff to AHL Club 

    Glenn Stanford, Chief Operating Officer and Governor for the St. John's IceCaps is pleased to announce four new members to the club's staff, as it prepares for the 2011-12 season.

  • Keith McCambridge Named Head Coach of New AHL Team 

    Building on the excitement of welcoming Newfoundland and Labrador's new American Hockey League (AHL) team, officials were on hand at Mile One Centre today to announce the appointment of Mr. Keith McCambridge as the Head Coach of the new team.

  • AHL is Back! 

    St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador will be home to an American Hockey League (AHL) franchise, effective with the 2011-12 season.