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  • Game Day: IceCaps at Devils 

    The St. John’s IceCaps (10-9-0-1) visit the Albany Devils (4-7-0-5) Friday at Times Union Center.

  • IceCaps defeat Phantoms 3-2 

    Eddie Pasquale made 31 saves as the St. John’s IceCaps bested the Adirondack Phantoms 3-2 Wednesday night at Glens Falls Civic Center.

  • Game Day: IceCaps at Phantoms 

    The St. John’s IceCaps (9-9-0-1) visit the Adirondack Phantoms (9-8-0-0) Wednesday at Glens Falls Civic Center.

  • IceCaps release Whitmore from PTO 

    The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the St. John’s IceCaps, announced today that forward Derek Whitmore was released from his professional tryout contract.

  • NTV Teddy Toss slated for December 7 

    For the second consecutive year, the St. John’s IceCaps will partner with NTV and the Salvation Army to help bring joy to children at Christmas.

  • IceCaps thump Bruins 

    St. John’s, NL – The St. John’s IceCaps thoroughly dominated the Providence Bruins Sunday afternoon in a 6-0 win at Mile One Centre to conclude their six-game home stand and split the two-game series.

  • Svedberg, Bruins shut door on IceCaps 

    ST. JOHN’S, NL – Netminder Niklas Svedberg made 31 saves and stopped all five IceCaps in the shootout as the Providence Bruins slipped past the St. John’s IceCaps 3-2 Saturday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Game Day: IceCaps vs. Bruins 

    The St. John’s IceCaps (8-9-0-0) host the Providence Bruins (6-7-0-1) Saturday at Mile One Centre, the second meeting between the teams this season.

  • Good Will still hunting 

    Will O’Neill remembers it like it was yesterday. It was the reason the Salem, Mass., native and Winnipeg Jets prospect is still playing hockey today.

  • IceCaps edged by Bulldogs 2-1 

    St. John’s, NL – The IceCaps wasted a terrific effort by goaltender Mark Dekanich in dropping a 2-1 decision to the Hamilton Bulldogs Wednesday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Pasquale carries IceCaps to victory 

    Eddie Pasquale turned in his best performance of the season, making 45 saves as the St. John’s IceCaps defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 Tuesday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Game Day: IceCaps vs. Bulldogs 

    ICECAPS vs. BULLDOGS The St. John’s IceCaps (7-8-0-0) host the Hamilton Bulldogs (5-6-1-1) Tuesday at Mile One Centre. This is the first of eight meetings between the teams this season. LAST SEASON The IceCaps went 4-3-0-1 vs. the Bulldogs in 2011-12, including a 2-2-0-0 mark at Mile One Centre. The Bulldogs defeated the IceCaps in their inaugural home opener on Oct. 14, 2011 with a 4-0 shutout. Spencer Machacek and Carl Klingberg led St. John’s with seven points each in the season series and both recorded hat tricks against Hamilton at Mile One on separate occasions. ICECAPS LAST TIME OUT Darcy Zajac had two goals and Jeff Frazee made 21 saves in the third period alone to guide the Albany Devils to a 5-3 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Saturday night at Mile One Centre. Mark Dekanich suffered just his second loss of the season for St. John’s (7-8-0-0), allowing five goals on 33 shots. Ivan Telegin, Max Macenauer and Jason Gregoire scored for the IceCaps while Jason Jaffray picked up a pair of assists. BULLDOGS RECENT ACTION The Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 6-1 at Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. For Toronto, Keith Aucoin scored two goals and added an assist while Nazem Kadri had four assists. Robert Mayer made 19 saves in picking up the loss while Aaron Palushaj scored the lone goal for Hamilton. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VQE0zapPes ICECAPS NOTES QUICK HITS The IceCaps set a new club record for shots in one period with 22 in the third period of Saturday night’s game vs. Albany. The previous record was 21, set back on Mar. 4 in a 5-2 win at Binghamton….The IceCaps are 5-2-0-0 when scoring first and just 2-6-0-0 when allowing the first goal. Hamilton has scored first just twice in its 13 contests….St. John’s went a combined 0-for-11 last weekend on the power play, including an 0-for-8 performance on Saturday. The club has recorded just two power play goals in its last 56 opportunities, dropping to 26th overall in the league in efficiency (9.9%). STREAKS, MILESTONES and LEADERS Carl Klingberg (1G, 2A) and Eric O’Dell (1G, 3A) are currently riding three-game point streaks. O’Dell now shares the team lead with 7P in 12GP….Rookie D Will O’Neill has an assist in consecutive games and is tied for second on the club with 5A….Rookie F Ivan Telegin has a point in two straight games (1G, 1A) and is a +4 in the last three contests….Saturday’s game against Albany marked the 46th consecutive regular season sellout at Mile One and 54th overall, including playoffs. BULLDOGS NOTES YOUTH MOVEMENT The Bulldogs have 10 rookies on their roster this season, including leading scorer Brendan Gallagher. The diminutive 20-year-old from Delta, B.C. (he is listed at 5’8), has eight points (5G, 3A) in 13 games. The former fifth round draft choice also brings some sandpaper to his game, ranking second on the team in penalty minutes with 31. FUN FACTS F Zack Stortini made his professional hockey debut with the Toronto Roadrunners in a game versus the St. John’s Maple Leafs at Mile One Centre on April 9, 2004. His 48 penalty minutes are tops on the Bulldogs and his 31 penalty minutes in last Saturday’s loss to Toronto are the highest single-game total in the AHL this season….F Joonas Nattinen made his AHL debut on Oct. 14, 2011 against the IceCaps and recorded his first goal in the Bulldogs’ 4-0 victory….D Jarred Tinordi is the son of former NHL defenceman Mark Tinordi, who played 12 seasons with Minnesota/Dallas and Washington. ROAD WOES The road has not been kind to the Bulldogs so far. The team is just 1-3-0-1 in its first five games away from Copps Coliseum and is winless in its last four, the league’s second longest road winless streak this season. ATLANTIC CANADIAN ROOTS Three current Bulldogs players hail from Atlantic Canada. Goaltender Cedrick Desjardins hails from Edmunston, New Brunswick while forward Darryl Boyce and defenceman Morgan Ellis both call P.E.I. home. Boyce was born in Summerside while Ellis comes from Ellerslie.   WIN A SPECIAL MILITARY JERSEY! Military Appreciation Night was on Friday, November 16, during which the IceCaps wore special military-themed jerseys. Six of these jerseys will be available in a special ticket draw during the current six-game home stand. Fans can purchase tickets on the main concourse for $2 each or three for $5, with the prize draws taking place during the final game of the home stand on Sunday, Nov. 25.   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!

  • IceCaps trumped by Devils 5-3 

    Darcy Zajac had two goals and Jeff Frazee made 21 saves in the third period alone to guide the Albany Devils to a 5-3 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Saturday night at Mile One Centre.

  • Game Day: IceCaps vs. Devils 

    The St. John’s IceCaps (6-7-0-0) host the Albany Devils (3-5-0-3) Friday and Saturday at Mile One Centre.

  • IceCaps to hold Military Appreciation Night 

    The St. John’s IceCaps are proud to announce the team’s Nov. 16 home game against the Albany Devils will be a night to honour and recognize the Canadian military.

  • IceCaps deny Bears 

    Derek Meech scored a power play goal in the third period to lift the St. John’s IceCaps to an important 2-1 win over the Hershey Bears Saturday night at the Giant Center.

  • Game Day: IceCaps at Bears 

    The St. John’s IceCaps (5-7-0-0) visit the Hershey Bears (4-4-1-0) Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. This is the first meeting between the two teams this season.

  • Monarchs down IceCaps 4-1 

    Special teams play was the story in Manchester Wednesday night, as the hometown Monarchs downed the struggling St. John’s IceCaps 4-1 in AHL action at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

  • Game Day: IceCaps at Monarchs 

    The St. John’s IceCaps (5-6-0-0) visit the Atlantic Division leading Manchester Monarchs (5-2-0-1) Wednesday night at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.

  • IceCaps announce change in game time 

    The St. John’s IceCaps have changed the starting time for its Sunday, Nov. 25 home game against the Providence Bruins to 6:00 PM.

  • IceCaps downed by Bruins 

    Bobby Robins scored just 22 seconds into the game and Niklas Svenberg made 18 saves to lift the Providence Bruins to a 3-0 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Sunday afternoon at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI.

  • IceCaps edge Sharks in overtime 

    Paul Postma snapped a shot past Harry Sateri to give the St. John’s IceCaps a 3-2 overtime victory over the Worcester Sharks Saturday night at the DCU Center.

  • IceCaps stymied by Pirates 

    Chad Johnson pitched a shutout against the IceCaps for the second time in less than two weeks as St. John’s fell 3-0 to the Portland Pirates Friday night at Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, ME.

  • Game Day: IceCaps at Pirates 

    The St. John’s IceCaps (4-4-0-0) visit the Portland Pirates (3-3-1-0) Friday night, the first meeting between the teams at Cumberland County Civic Center and the third overall this season.