The St. John’s IceCaps ran up a 5-3 second period lead and then hung on to edge the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night in St. John’s. Daniel Carr, Christian Thomas, Charles Hudon, Nikita Scherbak and Bud Holloway scored for St. John’s. The Bridgeport goals came from Bracken Kearns, Scott Mayfield, Taylor Beck and Joe Whitney. Zach Fucale was in goal for the IceCaps. Shots on goals were 33-26 in favour of Bridgeport. (Game summary below)
The teams will meet against Sunday afternoon in St. John’s.
….The goal by Scherbak was the first of his professional career.
….With a goal and assist Bud Holloway continues to lead the AHL scoring race with 4 goals and six assists in seven games.
….St. John’s has now taken at least a point six of their seven games this season.
….The IceCaps trimmed their roster to 25 Tuesday by assigning forward Mark MacMillan and defenseman Josiah Didier to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL. The pair are former fourth round draft choices of the Canadiens.
….Over the last three weeks the IceCaps have assigned six to Brampton including goaltender Eddie Pasquale, defenseman Travis Brown and forwards Angelo Miceli and Stefan Fournier.
IceCaps Line Combinations vs. Bridgeport
Andrighetto Hudon Holloway
Carr McCarron Thomas
de la Rose Dumont Scherbak
Crisp Eisenschmid Gregoire
Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4 at St. John’s IceCaps 5
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – Mile One Centre
Bridgeport 2 0 2 – 4
St. John’s 3 2 0 – 5
1, St. John’s, Carr 3 (Thomas, Fucale), 1:39.
2, Bridgeport, Kearns 4 (Whitney, Pulock), 5:53 (PP).
3, St. John’s, Thomas 4 (Dietz), 9:10.
4, Bridgeport, Mayfield 2 (Halmo, Quine), 15:08.
5, St. John’s, Hudon 2 (Holloway, Barberio), 17:21. Penalties-McCarron Stj (slashing), 5:17; Mayfield Bri (holding), 17:46.
6, St. John’s, Scherbak 1 (Barberio, de la Rose), 8:28.
7, St. John’s, Holloway 4 (Hudon, Dietz), 15:50.
Penalties-Hudon Stj (roughing), 2:04; Czuczman Bri (slashing), 9:30; Beck Bri (goaltender interference), 11:39; Carkner Bri (instigating, fighting, misconduct – instigating), 16:17; Barberio Stj (kneeing, fighting), 16:17; Vaive Bri (roughing), 18:09; McCarron Stj (roughing, roughing), 18:09.
8, Bridgeport, Beck 3 (Holmstrom), 10:55.
9, Bridgeport, Whitney 4 (Quine, Czuczman), 16:34 (PP).
Penalties-Gregoire Stj (slashing), 3:23; de la Rose Stj (holding), 5:27; Wright Bri (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:24; Hudon Stj (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:24; Czuczman Bri (tripping), 11:09; Czuczman Bri (tripping), 13:32; Hudon Stj (roughing), 15:16.
Shots on Goal-Bridgeport 14-6-13-33. St. John’s 11-9-6-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Bridgeport 2 / 6; St. John’s 0 / 5.
Goalies-Bridgeport, Williams 3-2-0 (19 shots-14 saves); Gibson 2-0-0 (7 shots-7 saves). St. John’s, Fucale 3-0-0 (33 shots-29 saves).
Referees-Chris Schlenker (23).
Linesmen-Joe Maynard (24), Jim Vail (75).