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IceCaps Whip Wolf Pack 7-3

January 3, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL) - St. John's IceCaps News Release

Scott Kosmachuk and Jason Jaffray each netted a pair of goals as the St. John's IceCaps crushed the Hartford Wolf Pack 7-3 Saturday night at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.

John Albert with a goal and an assist, Yann Sauvé with his first as an IceCap, and Carl Klingberg also scored for the St. John's who sniped three first-period powerplay goals. Will O'Neill collected three assists in the victory.

Sauvé opened scoring with a slapper from just outside the right face-off circle on the powerplay at 5:54 of the first period. O'Neill and Balisy had the assists. Kosmachuk made it 2-0 when he converted a nifty behind-the-net pass from Eric O'Dell in the slot at 8:16, with a man advantage. Klingberg rounded out first-period scoring at 14:52 when he tipped Will O'Neill's wrister from the blueline on an IceCaps powerplay.

Kosmachuk's second came on an unassisted breakaway at 2:33 of the second period after he picked off an errant Wolf Pack pass. Albert made it 5-0 IceCaps at 9:41 when he deposited a rebound past Hartford goalie MacKenzie Skapski who was then pulled from the Wolf Pack net in favour of Jason Missiaen. O'Neill and Jaffray collected assists.

Hartford finally responded at 11:55 of the second when Ryan Malone was left alone in a goal-mouth scramble and slipped one past Connor Hellebuyck in the IceCaps cage. Jaffray made it 6-1 IceCaps when he tipped Ryan Parent's point shot at 12:19 of the second. Albert had the other assist. Hartford got their second of the night on a pretty tic-tac-toe powerplay marker by Chris Mueller at 14:59 of the middle frame and made it 6-3 at 17:25 of third when Chris Bourque was left alone in the slot.

Jaffray closed out scoring with this second of the night into an empty net at 18:20. Kris Fredheim picked up the lone assist.

The IceCaps return home to host the Manchester Monarchs Tuesday night at Mile One Centre (7:30 p.m. NST). Catch all the action with broadcaster Brian Rogers at, 930AM and Pregame show begins at 8:00. Tickets are available at the Mile One Centre Box Office, by phone at (709) 576-7657 and online at

Notes: Not dressed: Keaton Ellerby, Brenden Kichton, Brandon MacLean, Ben Walker, Ralfs Freibergs, Patrick Holland, Mike Cornell... St. John's was outshot 42-32... The IceCaps went 3-for-6 on the power play while killing off three of four penalties... Molson Canadian Three Stars: 1. O'Neill 2. Kosmachuk 3. Albert... Hardest Working Player: Klingberg.

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