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. —After a busy two weeks on the road, the St. John’s IceCaps return home to face the Hartford Wolf Pack for a pair on the 13th and 14th.
Calendar: January 9 – 15
St. John’s IceCaps
Following two losses and one overtime win last week, the IceCaps remain at third in the north division. There have been a lot changes to the IceCaps roster recently, as they assign forward Alexandre Ranger, defenseman Reggie Traccitto and forward Anthony Camara to PTO contracts.
Players to Watch
John McCarron – John McCarron, brother of the IceCaps Michael McCarron, made his debut with the ‘Caps in their game against the Senators last Friday.
Daniel Audette – Rookie Daniel Audette scored the winning goal against the Crunch on Saturday. He is also the rookie leader in the league for shootout goals, and the second rookie leader for shootout winning goals.
Playing for the Montreal Canadians, the IceCaps Nikita Scherbak scored his first NHL goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs on the 7th.
Lindgren 13-9-2 | 2.70 GAA | .915 Sv%
Danis 5-2-2 | 2.87 GAA | .910 Sv%
Friday and Saturday January 13th, 14th
Hartford Wolf Pack
The Hartford Wolf Pack (12-20-3-1) hold the seventh spot in the Atlantic division. This is the first time the two teams have met since October, which resulted in one win for the Wolf Pack, and one win for the IceCaps.
Players to Watch
Ryan Graves – Graves is the second overall leader for shots in the league, with 110 made so far this season.
Nicklas Jensen – Jensen leads the team with 14 goals and 10 assists, in 29 games played this season.
The AHL assigned Nicklas Jensen to the Atlantic Division AHL All-Star Classic roster.