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January 7, 2008 - Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - St. John's Fog Devils News Release


On the ice:

The Fog Devils have won five of their last six games and now sit at .500 on the season with a record of 20-20-1-3. After sweeping a weekend set with the Saint John Sea Dogs, they're battling for 5th in the Eastern Division with 44 points.

The Fog Devils shook up their roster early on in the December Trade Period, adding Mathieu Labrie, Samuel Grenache, Henrick Lavoie, and Phil Mangan via trades. They are 5-1-0-0 since making their Christmas deals.

Jean-Simon Allard leads the team in scoring with 44 points (12G, 32A) in 41 games. Luke Adam is second on the team in scoring with 40 points (21G, 19A).

Luke Adam leads the team with 21 goals. Mario Kempe is second on the team with 18 goals, even in spite of missing three weeks to play for Team Sweden at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Mario Kempe helped his country earn a silver medal in the 2008 World Junior Hockey Championship as Sweden went 5-1, losing their only game to Canada in the final for the gold medal.

In the community:

The Fog Devils have launched a community initiative involving schools in and around the St. John's area. The initiative is to help schools fundraise through selling Fog Devils tickets and receiving a share of the 50/50 draw at a home game. Contact Rebecca Bell at 754-8282 for more details.

The Fog Devils have begun a minor hockey initiative at the atom level known as the Fog Devils Hardest Working Player Award. Coaches choose a hardest working player at the end of each game, at which point the player receives two ticket vouchers for a Fog Devils home game, a Fog Devils hard hat, and has his or her picture posted on the videoboard at a home game. For more information on the program contact Steve Crickard at 754-8282.

Games This Week:

The Fog Devils continue their homestand at Mile One Centre against the Rimouski Oceanic. NHLers on the Oceanic include:

Olivier Fortier - Montreal Canadiens 2007 draft pick

Keven Veilleux - Pittsburgh Penguins 2007 draft pick

Michael Frolik - Florida Panthers 2006 draft pick

David Skokan - New York Rangers 2007 draft pick

Max Gratchev - New York Islanders 2007 draft pick

Games take place this Friday and Saturday with tickets available by calling the Mile One Box Office, 576-7657 or going to admission.com.

All road games can be heard live on 930AM Radio Newfoundland, while all games can be viewed live via webcast at qmjhl.mytelus.com

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