IceCaps Weekly Forecast gives a first look of the week ahead for your St. John’s IceCaps. Staff writer Danielle Barnes maps out the schedule, provides a statistical comparison of each matchup, identifies players to watch, as well as goaltenders and notes for each team. Refer to this page as your guide for each game in the IceCaps schedule this week.
ST JOHN’S, NL. — Following a busy week on the road, the St. John’s IceCaps return home to face the Toronto Marlies for a pair on the 14th and 15th
Calendar: April 10 – 16
St. John’s IceCaps
The St. John’s IceCaps are neck and neck with the Utica Comets in attempts to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The ‘Caps back-to-back wins against the Senators on the 8th and Comets on the 9th keep their playoff hopes alive, but defeating the Marlies in both games this week would clinch a spot.
Players to Watch
Chris Terry – Terry has been a force to be reckoned with all season, leading the team with 65 points in 56 games played.
Charles Hudon – Hudon has also been strong presence on the team this season with 46 points in 54 games played.
The Toronto Marlies (41-28-4-1) remain at the top of the North division with 87 points. Following the Marlies win against the IceCaps of 5-2 last week, the ‘Caps will be looking for redemption in hopes to secure a playoff spot. With the ‘Caps coming full force this week and having the home team advantage, the Marlies will have to put up a good fight to defeat their rivals.
Players to Watch
Kerby Rychel – Rychel leads the team with 50 points in 70 games played. He is also second on the team for penalty minutes with a total of 118 minutes.
Andreas Johnson – Johnson has played 72 games with the Marlies earning a total of 45 points.
The Marlies hard work all season has paid off as the team has clinched a playoff position.