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QUISPAMSIS, NB, December 20, 2013 - The Saint John Vitos edged the Miramichi Rivermen 4-3 Friday night to break the tie for first place in the NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League. The Vitos are now two points ahead of the Rivermen.
That could change tomorrow based on the outcome of games as the Rivermen host the Moncton Flyers in Shippigan at 4:00pm in the Luc Bourdon Memorial game and the Vitos travel to Kensington to play the Wild at 7:30pm
The Rivermen took first blood when Eddie Banville got his first of two goals in the opening 20 minutes of the game just over five minutes into the game. And although the Vitos came bacxk to knot the score on a goal by Jean-Michel LeBlanc about nine minutes later, Banville scored again before the buzzer sent the teams to the dressing room with Miramichi holding a 2-1 lead.
It was juist the other way around in the second with the Vitos scoring a pair and Miramichi a single, but the Rivermen did hold a lead of 3-1 before Saint John scored their pair. Tristan Young put his team up by a pair early in the second but Sam King came back with a pair for the home team before the buzzer went, leaving the game knotted a three all.
At 6:28 of the third Logan Saunders scored on a power play to put the Vitos ahead for the first time in the game and they held on through the remaining 13 plus minutes to win.
Isaac McGraw and Saunders each had a pair of assists for the Vitos with Adam Downey, Jeremy Holmes and J.M. LeBlanc each gathering singletons.
Alex Beaulieu had a pair of assists for the Rivermen with Dawson Warman and Banville picking up singles.
Kyle Porter madew 23 saves for the win in net while Tanner Somers took the loss making 37 saves.
Congrats to Auger for being selected to QMJHL Team for the Subway Super Series!!!
NOT THIS TIME- Jacob King Stands tall as a Canadien tries to add to the score
The Vitos outshot the Canadiens 46-25 over the three periods. Jacob King was the winning goaltender with 23 saves. Tyler Snow took the loss making 41 saves.
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KEEPING HIM IN CHECK - Fredericton Canadiens all-star defenceman Luc Deschenes reaches out with his stick to try and prevent NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League rookie of the year Jean-Michel LeBlanc of the Saint John Vitos from cutting to the net during Wednesday night’s New Brunswick Major Midget semifinal series opener at the Qplex in Quispamsis. - photo by Saunders Sports Photography
A PERFECT SCREEN - PEI Rocket's Czech forward Matej Beran sets a perfect screen on Saint John Sea Dogs goaltender Sebastien Auger, who is still trying to look around him as the puck sails towards the open side of the crease. The Rocket went on to defeat the Sea Dogs in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Maritime Division battle at Harbour Station in Saint John - photo by Saunders Sports Photography
QUISPAMSIS, NB, February 8, 2013 - The Moncton Mark's Work Wearhouse Flyers came from behind to defeat the Saint John Vitos 5-2 Friday night in NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey action. Both teams have just three games left in the regular season with both slated to play games tomorrow.
ADDING TO HIS TOTAL - NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League scoring leader Alex Bradley of the Moncton Mark's Flyers scores his team's fourth goal in the league leader's 5-2 comeback win Friday night over the Saint John Vitos at the Qplex in Quispamsis, NB. Alex Miller is the Vitos goaltender. - photo by Saunders Sports Photography
February 7, 2013,
SAINT JOHN – The Saint John Sea Dogs took on the PEI Rocket at Harbour Station in Thursday’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action as PEI extended their wins streak with a 6-3 victory in front of 3,112 fans.
Mackenzie Brown scored his first of the year for the Sea Dogs and captain Pierre Durepos and Noah Zilbert also scored while Maxime Villemaire added two helpers for Saint John. Sebastien Auger made 37 saves on 42 shots in the win/loss as the Sea Dogs dropped to 19-31-1-0.
Ben Duffy has a goal and four assists, Josh Currie and a goal and two assist, Jimmy Oligny one tally and a helper and Tomas Pavelka, Erik Robichaud and Victor Provencher added singles in the win for the Rocket. Maxime Legace made 31 stops on 34 saves. PEI climbed to 29-20-2-0.
Auger had to be huge in the first period as the Rocket had a huge flurry of shots after the first five minutes.
Despite Auger’s incredible play in the first, the Rocket capitalized twice in the opening 20 minutes.
Oligny scored the first PEI goal at 8:14 and Pavelka made it 2-0 at 11:54. Both goals came on the man-advantage.
Shots in the first were 15-7 for PEI.
Two more went up for PEI early in the first. Robichaud made it 3-0 just 1:30 into the middle frame and Provencher extended the lead at 3:02.
Durepos scored his fifth of the year to make it 4-1 as the Sea Dogs had a power play. His point shot went through everyone and past Legace at 5:49. Jakub Izacky and Maxime Villemaire had the assists on the play.
The Rocket pulled further ahead in the second half of the frame as Duffy scored to make it 5-1 at 12:05.
Saint John turned up the offense in the middle period and outshot the Rocket 16-12.
Zilbert hustled hard to the net as Villemaire had the puck in the left wing faceoff circle and fired a shot towards the net. Zilbert just got enough of the shot to tip it past Legace at 8:17 of the third for his seventh of the year.
Brown notched his first goal of the year that was not a shootout goal at 12:12 of the third. Ian Saab fired a point shot that as tipped in front by Brown and fooled Legace. Andreas Tsogkas nabbed an assist on the play as well.
Currie added an empty netter with 17 seconds remaining to ice the game 6-3.
The next Sea Dogs game is scheduled for tomorrow night in Bathurst as Saint John takes on the Titan. Fans can catch all the action by tuning in to Tim Roszell on News 88.9 FM or the TELUS QMJHL Webcast.
The boys return home to take on the returning Kevin Gagné and the Rimouski Oceanic for the Journée des Francofans Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Harbour Station box office, by phone at 657-1234 and by heading online to tickets.harbourstation.ca.
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GETTING RIDDEN OFF THE PUCK - Saint John Sea Dogs forward Justin Dickinson (29) rides Jack Nevin of the PEI Rocket off the puck Thursday night during Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Maritime Division action at Harbour Station. The Rocket extended the team's win streak to four games with a 6-3 win. - photo by Saunders Sports Photography
Charlottetown Islanders goaltender Daryl MacCallum dives across his crease in a valiant attempt to prevent Tyler Johnson of the Saint John Vitos from scoring but Johnson tallied his team's third goal in a 5-2 win Friday night in Quispamsis. - photo by Saunders Sports Photography
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OH NO GOTTA GET BACK - Charlottetown Islanders goaltender Daryl MacCallum finds himself out of position and Tyler Johnson of the Saint John Vitos in a perfect scoring position during Friday night's NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League game in Quispamsis. Although he dove back in a valiant attempt to prevent him from scoring Johnson tallied his team's third goal in a 5-2 win. - photo by Saunders Sports Photography
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QUISPAMSIS, NB, December 21, 2012 - The Saint John Vitos gave themselves an early Christmas present Friday night, winning 4-1 over the Moncton Flyers at the Q-Plex. It was a complete turn around from their last game when the Flyers held them to just one goal while scoring four.
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WATCH THE BOUNCING PUCKAcadie-Bathurst Titan goaltender Jacob Brennan watches as Kevin Gagne of the Saint John Sea Dogs and Titan defenceman Alexandre Gosselin battle for the puck in front of his net. The puck eventuall fell to the ice and Brennan steered it past the net. Brennan and the Titan went on to shutout the Sea Dogs 3-0 Thursday night at Harbour Station in Saint John. - photo by Saunders Sports Photography
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