Posted: October 3, 2011
When we caught up to the President & CEO of the St. John's IceCaps...... Danny Williams – we affirmed this team is Atlantic Canada’s Team.
Yes they’ll be rockin’ Mile One in the provincial capital of Newfoundland & Labrador, but since they are the only AHL team on the East Coast – that makes them very special to us here at Sea and be Scene. So special in fact that we have enlisted a reporter to cover nothing but the IceCaps.
So on this his inaugural post of the 2011-2012 season - we are pleased to introduce the newest member of our SABS team...
Jack Swinimer (aka – hard driving forward Smilin’Jack).
Take it away Dad. SABS
Smilin' Jack on the IceCaps - Report #1 10/03/11
The AHL is back in St. John's, NL and everyone’s ready for the season.
The IceCaps played a better game than the 5 to 2 final score would reflect. The home team played sound positional hockey and it’s clear this will be a well-coached team under Head Coach Keith McCambridge.
While the regular season opens on the road in Providence RI this coming Friday, October 7th - the IceCap's roster is still a work in progress. 15 players were added prior to the Sunday contest and 12 players were released. Additionally 2 late cuts from the Winnipeg Jets were assigned to St. John’s just this morning.
The team’s current roster inludes 2 Atlantic Canadians - Jason King from Corner Brook, NL and Mark Flood from Charlottetown, PEI. North Sydney, NS native Michael Kirkpatrick who played in Sunday’s match up - has since been cut.
Your reporter attended the Sunday contest and had the pleasure of meeting Brad Andrews, Director of Hockey Operations for the IceCaps. Some of our South Shore, NS viewers may be interested to know that while attending university in Halifax, Brad played for the junior Chester Ravens. JS
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