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January 13, 2008 - Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - St. John's Fog Devils News Release

After losing two tight games against the upstart Rimouski Oceanic at Mile One Centre this past weekend, the Fog Devils sit at 20-22-1-3 on the year. Their 44 points puts them at 6th in the Eastern Division going into play this week.

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 5-3-0-0 since making their Christmas deals.

Jean-Simon Allard (12G, 32A in 43 games) and Luke Adam (22G, 22A in 46 games) are tied for the team lead in scoring. Nick Layton (15G, 21A in 46 games) is second.

Luke Adam leads the team with 22 goals. Mario Kempe is second on the team with 19 goals, even in spite of missing three weeks to play for Team Sweden at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

The NHL released it's rankings of North American players eligible for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft this past week, and five Fog Devils were listed. They include:

Luke Adam, F, 66th overall

Samuel Grenache, F, 136th overall

Taylor MacDougall, F, 173rd overall

Chris Thorne, F, 180th overall

Jake Allen, G, 25th overall among goaltenders

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 take to the road this week to battle the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in North Sydney, NS on Friday and Saturday evening. Cape Breton is one of the biggest rivals of the Fog Devils, and have eliminated St. John's from the playoffs two straight seasons.

All road games can be viewed live via webcast at, starting at 7:30pm NL time both nights this weekend.

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