Smiling Jack on the IceCaps – Report #25

Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012

Playing without 10 regulars due to injuries and call ups, the IceCaps showed grit and determination recording 3 out of a possible 6 points on the road during the past week. The result leaves the IceCaps trailing the Norfolk Admirals by 11 points in the Eastern Conference, leading the Manchester Monarchs by 13 points in the Atlantic Division and 4 points away from clinching a playoff spot.

top-Jason King... bottom-Patrice CormierOn Wednesday March 21st the IceCaps fell behind early and dropped a 3 – 2  decision to the Hersey Bears. Jason King, Corner Brook NL scored his team leading 19th goal of the season.

On Friday March 23rd the IceCaps rebounded from an early 2 - 0 deficit to tie the Syracuse Crunch 4 – 4 in regulation time, only to lose the shoot-out.

Jason King with his 20th of the season and Patrice Cormier, Moncton, NB were among the scorers for the IceCaps.

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Eddie PasqualeOn Saturday March 24th Eddie Pasquale was perfect as the IceCaps snapped their 4 game losing streak with a 2 - 0 victory.

Following the game, Coach Keith McCambridge had particularly good words to say about gritty forward Ray Sawada “We’ve seen some really good things from Ray” and about new defenceman Negrin saying “Johnny Negrin was real strong from start to finish”.

The IceCaps finish off their road trip this week playing the league leading Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday March 28th and Friday March 30th.  The Admirals are currently on a 20 game winning streak.

Alex Killorn and Eric Neilsen NORFOLK ADMIRALSThe Admirals have signed Alex Killorn, Halifax, NS to an Amateur Tryout Contract. Killorn had an outstanding career with Harvard University. The Admirals will also have rugged winger Eric Neilson, Fredericton NB in their lineup.

On Saturday March 31st it is on to Hersey to play the Bears.

Be Sure to Check out Smilin' Jack’s Previous Posts IceCaps

smilin' jack back in the dayReport #1 (10/03/11), Report #2 (10/10/11), Report #3 (10/17/11), Report #4 (10/24/11), Report #5 (10/31/11), Report #6 (11/07/11), Report #7 (11/14/11), Report #8 (11/21/11), Report #9 (11/28/11), Report #10 (12/7/11), Report #11 (12/12/11), Report #12 (12/19/11), Report #13 (01/02/12), Report #14 (01/09/12), Report #15 (01/16/12), Report #16 (01/23/12),Report #17 (01/30/12),Report #18 (02/06/12),Report #19 (02/13/12),Report #20 (02/20/12),Report #21 (02/27/12), Report #22 (03/05/12), Report #23 (03/12/12), Report #24 (03/17/12)

Meeting Up with Meeker

And visit the official IceCaps site at www.stjohnsicecaps.comCOMING Ben Chairot-recalled from Colorado Eagles(ECHL)/ Trent Daavettila-Signed to a Professional Tryout Contract/Danny Dries-Signed to an Amateur Tryout Contract/Josh Lunden-signed to a Professional Tryout Contract/GOING Ben Maxwell- Recalled by the Winnipeg Jets

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