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VITOS EDGE RIVERMEN TO SIT ALONE IN FIRST

December 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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!!!

October 30, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

Congrats to Auger for being selected to QMJHL Team for the Subway Super Series!!!

 


VITOS GET SEMI FINALS OFF TO WINNING START

March 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 NOT THIS TIME- Jacob King Stands tall as a Canadien tries to add to the score
Photo by Saunders Sports Photography

QUISPAMSIS, NB, February 27, 2013 - The Saint John Vitos take first blood in their semi final series for the New Brunswick Championship defeating the Fredericton Canadiens 5-2 Wednesday night garnering two points in the first to reach 8 point series.

They will be in Fredericton for the second game of the series Saturday night at 7:00pm at Willie O’Ree Place.

The Canadiens struck first start with a goal at the half way mark of the first as benji Curtis  sent home a rebound on a play started by Luc Deschenes and Nick Cass. However before the buzzer went to end the period, Curtis Hastings knotted the score with a power play goal with just 54 seconds left. He was assisted by Damian Gallant and Logan Saunders.

Just 2:40 into the second Will Bower broke the tie and from that point on the Vitos led. Brenden Crawford put the home team up by two with a goal midway through the second when he converted a pass from Colin MacSween into the counter.

As the period wound down the Canadiens continued to press and with just over a minute left Cass connected for a goal assisted by Deschenes, leaving them down by just a goal heading into the dressing room.

But it wasn’t to be and only the Vitos managed to score in the remaining twenty minutes as Saunders scored from Thomas Leonard and Tyler Johnson and then when the Canadiens pulled their goaltender to try and knot the score before the whistle Curtis Hastings picked up a relay from Nicholas Phillips to Johnson and shot it down the ice into the open net for insurance.



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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March 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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 


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February 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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


FLYERS COME BACK TO WIN OVER VITOS

February 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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.

As yet there is no decision on whether those games will go. The Vitos are scheduled to travel to Cornwall, PEI to meet the Thunder while the Flyers will host the Miramichi Rivermen. Decisions on those games will be made tomorrow (Saturday) am.

The Vitos jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Will Bower and Brenden Crawford. But they couldn't get past goal tender Alex Collette after the firts twenty minutes while the Flyers managed five.



There were six different marksmen for the Flyers although several of them also contributed assists. Samuel LeBlanc got Moncton on the board first and added a pair of assists to lead the way. Alexandre Jacob had a score and an assist as did Alex Bradley. Joey Richard and Liam Conrad scored the other two.

Kyle Ward and Justin LeBlanc each picked up a pair of helpers.

Collette was the winner in net making 28 saves. Alex Miller took the loss with 26 saves.


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February 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

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
 


PEI DOUBLES UP SEA DOGS

February 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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.

Story Rob Williams Sea Dogs Media


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February 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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


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January 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 


CAN I GET BEHIND YOU? - Kenn Valley Spartans goaltender Tommy Kingston makes a valiant attempt to get by Kyle Jewell of the Moncton Hawks to get the puck during Saturday night's New Brunswick Midget AAA Development Hockey League game between the two won 6-3 by the Hawks. - photo by Saunders Sports Photography

 

 


VITOS WIN AS SECOND HALF OF SEASON OPENS

December 30, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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

QUISPMASIS, NB, December 28, 2012 - Three goals in the third period was the difference in the game as the Saint John Vitos dropped the Charlottetown Islanders 5-2 in NB-PEI Major Midget hockey action Friday night with Logan Saunders leading the way with a pair of goals.



The Vitos will be in Moncton tomorrow night (Saturday) to face the Moncton Flyers at 7:30pm at the Red Ball Internet Centre and the Islanders will return to home base to finish their Christmas break. Their next game is January 4 when they return to NB to play the Miramichi Rivermen at 8:00pm at the LBA.

Saunders got the Vitos off to a start just over three minutes into the game but before the first 20 minutes were over the Islanders had tied things up with a goal by Damon MacDonald assisted by Bradley Jenkins and Alex Gallant.

Saunders got the only goal of the second to up the score to 2-1. He was assisted on both goals by Damian Gallant and Curtis Hastings.

Tyler Johnson made it a 3-1 game in the third from Riley Craft and Ryan Dunfield. But the Islanders weren’t through yet and they made things interesting when Jonathan Larter got an unassisted effort to make it a 3-2 game.

However the Vitos surged back with a pair. The first by Matthew Gray from Jean-Michel LeBlanc and Nick Phillips and then capped it off with a counter by Craft from Gallant.

Jacob King took the win in net with 18 saves. Daryl MacCallum was tagged with the loss making 33 saves.

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Johnson scores Todays Hotshot for www.hockeyscene.com

December 30, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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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BRENNAN AND TITAN SHUTOUT SEA DOGS

December 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 


BRENNAN AND TITAN SHUTOUT SEA DOGS


- photo by Saunders Sports Photography

SAINT JOHN, NB, December 20, 2012 – Halifax, NS, native Jacob Brennan stopped all 29 shots he faced to lead the Acadie-Bathurst Titan to a 3-0 shutout of the Saint John Sea Dogs Thursday night a Harbour Station. It was the first time that the Sea Dogs had been shutout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action at Harbour Station since March 2007.

It was the first shutout of the season for the 18 year-old netminder and the third of his two season plus QMJHL career.

The one bright light for the 2,892 fans present at Harbour Station was the play of Sea Dogs goaltender Sebastien Auger who stopped 42 of 45 in the loss, several of them spectacular as the Titan dominated the play at times especially when the Sea Dogs went through bouts of undisciplined play in the second and third periods.

With the loss the Sea Dogs dropped to 16-18-0-0 while Acadie-Bathurst improved to 13-19-4-1.

Alec Jon Banville, Zach O’Brien and Matthew Bissonette scored for the Titan.

After a first half of the first period that saw the Sea Dogs outshot 14-4 by the Titan, The Sea Dogs had some sustained pressure deep in the Bathurst zone. The play was started as Steven Anderson had a break in on Brennan and had a great second chance opportunity as well, but six-foot Brennan stood tall.

Shots were 18-8 for Bathurst at the end of the scoreless first.

Bathurst drew first blood with the man advantage at 9:16 of the second as Banville beat Auger. O’Brien then made it 2-0 with a shorthanded marker at 11:16.

The second period ended with a 2-0 Bathurst lead as the shots were even at 11 apiece.

Auger stole the show in the third period, where it seemed like every save was a big save. He let in one goal by Bissonnette shortly before the halfway point at 8:56, but the goal was a tip directly in front of the net. Auger was great during the Titan’s two-man advantage during most of the final six minutes of play.

Sea Dogs finish off pre-Christmas play Friday night when the Halifax Mooseheads come to town for game two of the double-header. Tickets are available at the Harbour Station box office, online at tickets.harbourstation.ca or by calling 657-1234.

The Titan return home to host the PEI Rocket in their final pre-holiday game.
 

 


SAINT JOHN VITOS DOWN MONCTON FLYERS

December 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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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.

The Flyers will meet the Fredericton Canadiens Saturday night at the Red Ball Internet Centre at 7:30m hoping to turn things around before the holiday break. Saint John will visit the Canadiens Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm at Willie O'Ree Place.

The Flyers got off to an early lead scoring their lone goal in the first off the stick of Joey Richard from Alex Bradley and Alexander Jacob and were up 1-0 when the buzzer went to end the first 20 minutes of play.

But that was the last scoring they did as the Vitos had the lone goal in the second to knot the score as Matthew Gray scored his first of two on the night with the help of Thomas Leonard. Gray also scored the final goal of the game, an empty netter with Will Bower and Jean-Michel LeBlanc assisting.

Three goals in the third made the difference in the game as Damian Gallant and Will Bower scored. Gray assisted on the first and LeBlanc on Bower's goal.

Jacob King was the winning goaltender stopping 26 of 27 shots. Alex Collette took the loss making 34 saves.



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December 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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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