Nine Different Sea Dogs Hit the Back of the Net in High Scoring Affair
The Saint John Sea Dogs (10-8-0-3) put on a show for the home crowd on Thursday night. Facing off against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (10-7-0-3) for the second time in a row, the Sea Dogs were looking for redemption after a 6-5 loss in overtime and they succeeded. Nine different goal scorers hit the back of the net on Thursday night in their 9-2 win at TD Station. Brady Burns got 5 points, Carter McCluskey got a shorthanded goal, and Nico Laforge scored his first goal in the QMJHL in the high-scoring weeknight game.
Jonathan Lemieux started in net for the Sea Dogs, making 22 saves on 24 shots. The Huskies started Samuel Richard, who allowed 5 goals in the first two periods and was replaced by Mathis Dorcal-Madore, who finished out the game with 9 saves on 13 shots.
The Sea Dogs scored an early one. Off the opening faceoff, the Sea Dogs rushed the zone and Josh Lawrence got one past the netminder. The goal went to a long review but was deemed a good goal and the Sea Dogs took the lead 12 seconds into the game.
Rouyn-Noranda tied the game up on a power play at 3:52, but didn't keep the game tied for long. Two minutes later and 7 seconds into their first power play of the night, Saint John took the lead right back. A net front pass from Brady Burns was fired straight into the back of the net by Dufour on a one timer.
Shots at the end of the first period were 13-12 for Saint John.
The goals kept coming, Charlie DesRoches scored the Dogs third goal of the night, firing a shot from the point through traffic and extending the Sea Dogs lead six minutes into the second period. Jacob Chantler hit the back of the net 42 seconds later, tipping a shot from Burns in front of the net for his second of the season.
Cam MacDonald added his own to the goal fest, picking up a loose puck that bounced off a player in front of the net and shooting it into the near side of the net with three minutes remaining in the period.
Shots at the end of two were 26-19 for Saint John.
After the first two periods, the Huskies pulled their goalie and he was replaced with Mathis Dorcal-Madore for the final 20 minutes.
21 seconds into the final frame, William Villeneuve sent a wrist shot from the slot and gave the Sea Dogs their sixth goal of the night.
Nico Laforge followed that up with his first QMJHL goal, rushing the zone with Jeremie Poirier and hitting the open side of the net.
The Sea Dogs scored their eighth goal of the night short handed, Carter McCluskey broke out of the defensive zone with William Villeneuve and a passing play through the defencemen led to the eighth goal of the night for the home team.
After getting four assists, Brady Burns finally hit the back of the net for his fifth point of the night, shooting the puck five-hole.
The Huskies scored one goal at 14:03, but the Sea Dogs kept their lead and won 9-2.
Final shots were 39-24 for the Sea Dogs.
Alpine 3 Stars
1 Brady Burns (1G 4A)
2 Charlie DesRoches (1G 1A)
3 Cam MacDonald (1G 2A)
The Sea Dogs will have Friday off before playing host to the Baie Comeau Drakkar on Saturday evening. Get your tickets at the TD Station Box Office or online.
Holiday Packs are now on sale! Get 10 flex tickets, a $15 Sea Dogs Styles gift card, and an ornament signed by a Sea Dog! Available at the TD Station Box office now.
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