st johnsThe St. John’s IceCaps special teams overwhelmed the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-0 Friday night at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.

The Ice Caps scored two power play goals, added one shorthanded on the way to ending a six game losing streak.  It was their first win at home for the Winnipeg farm club in eight games.

The IceCaps set the tone early.  Aaron Gagnon scored a shorthanded goal in the second minute and Kael Mouillierati on the power play at 6:16.  When Eric O’Dell an even strength goal at 8:22 which ended goaltender Robert Mayer’s night.  After giving up three goals on six shots he was replaced by Dustin Tokarski.  Tokarski gave up the final two goals to Josh Lunden and Jason Jaffray.

The game featured the team with the worst road record in the AHL (Hamilton) against the team with the worst home record (St. John’s).  It was played before a sellout crowd of 6,287 at Mile One Centre.

The Bulldogs were missing their two top scorers Michael Blunden and Gabriel Dumont, both called up to the Canadiens this week along with defenceman Jarred Tinordi.  Centre Petteri Nokelainen and defenceman Greg Pateryn, who were sent down to Hamilton from Montreal over the last 48 hours, both played in the game.

The Bulldogs will play the IceCaps against in St. John’s Saturday night.

Hamilton Bulldogs 0 at St. John’s IceCaps 5\
Friday, March 15, 2013 – Mile One Centre

Hamilton 0 0 0 – 0
St. John’s 3 2 0 – 5

1st Period-

1, St. John’s, Gagnon 6 (Melchiori), 1:36 (SH).

2, St. John’s, Mouillierat 8 (Maxwell, Gagnon), 6:16 (PP).

3, St. John’s, O’Dell 19 (Melchiori, Kubalik), 8:22.

Penalties-Cullity Stj (interference), 1:26; Beaulieu Ham (holding), 5:10; Chaput Ham (slashing), 8:34; Maxwell Stj (hooking), 19:04.

2nd Period-

4, St. John’s, Lunden 1 (Chiarot, O’Dell), 7:51. 5,

St. John’s, Jaffray 14 (O’Neill, Godfrey), 14:27 (PP). Penalties-Stortini Ham (cross-checking), 8:23; Hagel Ham (slashing, charging, fighting), 14:14; Ramsey Stj (fighting), 14:14.

3rd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Kubalik Stj (unsportsmanlike conduct), 0:52; Stejskal Ham (slashing), 10:54.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 12-5-6-23. St. John’s 11-13-8-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 3; St. John’s 2 / 6.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 13-13-3 (6 shots-3 saves); Tokarski 22-11-4 (26 shots-24 saves). St. John’s, Dekanich 9-11-0 (23 shots-23 saves).
A-6,287
Referees-Geno Binda (22), David Banfield (77).
Linesmen-Jim Vail (5), Joe Maynard (24).

 

Hamilton Bulldogs 2012-13 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
40 Gabriel Dumont (X) 52 15 15 30 2 81 3 2 116 12.9
14 Mike Blunden (X) 54 10 12 22 2 76 3 0 114 8.8
18 Michael Bournival 53 7 15 22 3 20 2 1 116 6.0
37 Patrick Holland 58 7 14 21 -9 4 1 0 99 7.1
17 Brendan Gallagher (X) 36 10 10 20 0 61 4 0 117 8.5
8 Nathan Beaulieu 58 6 14 20 -11 52 1 0 125 4.8
11 Joey Tenute 24 6 11 17 4 28 0 0 50 12.0
10 Stefan Chaput 44 5 12 17 -10 25 2 0 59 8.5
32 Frederic St-Denis 47 4 10 14 1 16 0 0 66 6.1
58 Jason DeSantis (total) 50 4 10 14 -11 40 1 0 53 7.5
SA 28 2 7 9 -7 22 0 0 30 6.7
HAM 22 2 3 5 -4 18 1 0 23 8.7
20 Louis Leblanc 46 9 4 13 -9 41 3 0 124 7.3
5 Jarred Tinordi (X) 55 2 9 11 -7 51 0 0 59 3.4
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 21 7 3 10 -9 18 2 1 64 10.9
23 Joonas Nattinen 24 5 4 9 6 8 0 0 32 15.6
13 Steve Quailer 54 5 4 9 -5 45 2 0 78 6.4
2 Greg Pateryn 23 4 4 8 -3 15 1 0 44 9.1
4 Brendon Nash (X) 26 1 7 8 5 39 0 0 23 4.3
44 Morgan Ellis 55 3 4 7 -13 53 0 0 46 6.5
47 Darryl Boyce (X) 22 1 6 7 -5 27 0 0 24 4.2
57 Blake Geoffrion 10 4 2 6 -2 9 0 0 29 13.8
67 Alexander Avtsin 15 2 3 5 -4 4 0 0 16 12.5
12 Zack Stortini 58 2 3 5 -12 198 0 0 41 4.9
6 Joe Stejskal 22 1 4 5 -2 14 0 0 12 8.3
15 Kyle Hagel 52 0 4 4 -13 153 0 0 52 0.0
49 Philippe Lefebvre 16 1 2 3 2 8 0 0 17 5.9
3 Antoine Corbin 30 1 2 3 -11 22 0 0 34 2.9
27 Tyler Murovich 17 2 0 2 -8 37 1 0 15 13.3
16 Olivier Fortier 31 1 1 2 -1 15 0 0 35 2.9
22 Mike Commodore (X) 17 0 2 2 -4 26 0 0 12 0.0
19 Daultan Leveille 19 0 2 2 -3 4 0 0 19 0.0
30 Cedrick Desjardins (X) 22 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 31 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski (total) 41 0 1 1 0 17 0 0 0 0.0
SYR 33 0 1 1 0 17 0 0 0 0.0
HAM 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
31 Scott Darling (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
7 Peter Merth 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0.0
26 Petteri Nokelainen 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0.0
24 Riley Armstrong (X) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0.0
25 Mark Isherwood (X) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
21 Ian Schultz (X) 2 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 2 0.0
26 Cody Wild (X) 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 3 0.0
39 Peter Delmas (X) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
11 Alain Berger (X) 9 0 0 0 -6 4 0 0 10 0.0
BENCH 60 3 8 3
TOTALS 60 126 188 311 -131 1196 26 4 1683 0.073

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
31 Scott Darling (X) 1 24:32 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 8 1.000
34 Dustin Tokarski (total) 41 2347:02 22 11 4 5 88 2.25 915 0.912
SYR 33 1881:15 18 8 4 3 77 2.46 694 0.900
HAM 8 465:47 4 3 0 2 11 1.42 221 0.953
30 Cedrick Desjardins 22 1285:03 7 13 2 2 63 2.94 603 0.905
29 Robert Mayer 31 1672:32 13 13 3 0 85 3.05 797 0.904
39 Peter Delmas (X) 3 171:44 0 2 0 0 10 3.49 64 0.865
TOTALS 60 3644:05 24 31 5 4 172 2.83 1693 0.908