Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Hudon – Terry – Carr
Farnham – McCarron – Matteau
Scherbak – Audette – Friberg
Veilleux – MacMillan – Camara[/one_half]
[one_half_last]Hanley – Redmond
Brouillette – Johnston
Parisi – Lernout[/one_half_last]
Scratches: Alexandre Ranger, Josiah Didier, David Broll, Markus Eisenschmid, Philip Samuelsson, Jeremy Gregoire
Injured Reserve: Martin Reway
It didn’t take long for the celebrations from Friday night’s game to wear off. Despite Charles Hudon potting an early goal to get the scoring started, there wasn’t much to cheer about in the IceCaps’ first game against the Hershey Bears this weekend.
Not long after Hudon’s goal, the Bears evened things up and then rubbed salt in the wound by eventually going up 3-1 in the first period. The Bears outskated the IceCaps most of the night, with a speedy set of forwards and a defensive group that wasn’t opening many lanes to their goaltender.
After letting in those quick three goals, Yann Danis settled into the crease a bit better but the Bears kept coming. Max Friberg and Brett Lernout both had strong games, and Friberg had more than one shot that should have found mesh. Chris Terry also had a good game, and scored St. John’s only other goal off a perfect cross-ice pass from Daniel Carr.
The IceCaps seemed to spend most of the game chasing the puck and trying to keep up with their opponent. They don’t have much time to think about what needs to improve, as they rematch against the Bears again on Sunday in a matinee game before the Super Bowl.
▲ Max Friberg, Brett Lernout, Chris Terry, Mark MacMillan
▼ Yann Danis, Anthony Camara