IceCaps Weekly Forecast | Road Trip Continues vs Senators, Americans, Marlies

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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. 

by Danielle Barnes, Staff Writer, AHL Report

Charles Hudon (Photo by Jeff Parson / St. John’s IceCaps)

ST JOHN’S, NL. — This week, the St. John’s IceCaps remain on the road playing four games against the Binghamton Senators, Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies. The IceCaps head to New York to face the Senators on the 15th, before continuing to Rochester on the 18th. They then make their way back to Canada to face the Marlies on the 19th and 20th.

Calendar: November 14 – 20
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
   binghamton_senators-svg    
 
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  AWAY     AWAY AWAY AWAY

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St. John’s IceCaps
  • Last week the IceCaps had two back to back losses against the Springfield Thunderbirds and the Albany Devils. They continue to hold their spot at fifth in the North division, and remain strong on the power-play ranking first in the Eastern conference.
Players to Watch
  • Daniel Audette – 20-year-old Daniel Audette plays his first professional season as a center for the IceCaps.
  • Julien Brouillette – After being signed to a PTO contract last week, Brouillette made his debut with the IceCaps on November 12th.
Notes Goaltenders
  • Lindgren  6-2-0| 2.25 GAA | 0.933 Sv%
  • Danis – 0-2-1 | 4.32 GAA | 0.865 Sv%

Tuesday November 15th

Binghamton Senators
The Binghamton Senators (3-7-1-0) face the St. John’s IceCaps on Tuesday November 15th. This is the first time the two teams will meet this season. The Senators rank sixth in the North division, following closely behind the IceCaps at fifth.
Players to Watch
  • Casey Bailey – Bailey leads the team with four goals and one assist in 11 games played.
  • Phil Varone – Varone follows close behind Bailey with two goals and three assists this season.
Notes Goaltenders
  • IceCaps will face former Hamilton Bulldogs enforcer Zack Stortini. The 31-year-old veteran wears the ‘C’ for the Seantors.
  • O’Connor – 1-5-0 | 2.86 GAA | .899 Sv%
  • Driedger 2-1-1 | 1.73 GAA | .931 Sv%
Matchup
November 15 | Binghamton, NY.

SENATORS (stats as of Nov. 13, 2016) ICECAPS
 11 (6th) Points (Div. Rank) 14 (5th)
 3-7-0-1 Record 6-7-1-0
 2-2-1-0 (home) Home/Away Record 2-5-1-0 (away)
.318 Winning Percentage .464
 19 Goals For 46
 35 Goals Against  46
 10.5% Power-play 27.4%
 84.8% Penalty-kill 78.5%

Season Series – Recap

  • November 15, 2016 | STJ v BNG |
  • December 14, 2016 | STJ v BNG |
  • January 6, 2017 | STJ v BNG |
  • February 14, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
  • February 15, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
  • March 31, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
  • April 1, 2017 | BNG v STJ |
  • April 8, 2017 | STJ v BNG |

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Friday November 18th

Rochester Americans
  • The Rochester Americans (7-6-0-0) face the St. John’s IceCaps on Friday November 18th. The two teams first met late October resulting in a win of 5-3 for the IceCaps on the 28th, following a 2-5 win for the Amerks on the 29th. The Amerks rank fourth in the North Division, just ahead of the IceCaps.
Players to Watch
  • Cole Schneider – With 16 points, Schneider ranks second overall in the league.
  • Cal O’Reilly – With 3 goals and 13 assists this season, O’Reilly follows closely behind Schneider ranking at third in the league.
Notes Goaltenders
 Former IceCaps defenceman Mac Bennett scored his first goal as an Amerk last weekend.
  • Ullmark 5-3-0 | 2.77 GAA | .919 Sv%
  • Kasdorf 0-3-0 | 5.75 GAA | .828 Sv%
Matchup
November 18 | Rochester, NY.

AMERICANS (stats as of Nov. 13, 2016) ICECAPS
13(4th) Points (Div. Rank) 14 (5th)
7-6-0-0 Record 6-7-1-0
3-2-0-0 (home) Home/Away Record 2-5-1-0 (away)
.500 Winning Percentage .464
41 Goals For 46
42 Goals Against  46
23.1% Power-play 27.4%
86.3% Penalty-kill 78.5%

Season Series – Recap

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Saturday and Sunday November 19th, 20th

Toronto Marlies
  • The Toronto Marlies face their rivals the St. John’s IceCaps on both the 19th and the 20th. The two teams met earlier this month resulting in a win of 4-1 for the IceCaps on the fifth, following a 2-3 win for the Marlies on the sixth. The Marlies hold their spot at first in the North division.
Players to Watch
  • Rinat Valiev – A defenseman for the Marlies, Valiev has the most penalty minutes in the league with a total of 58 minutes.
  • Brendan Leipsic – Leipsic is the overall leader in the league for both points (17) and assists (13).
Notes Goaltenders
 The Marlies will be defending their home unbeaten record in the two-game series against the IceCaps.
  • Bibeau 6-2-1 | 2.21 GAA | 0.917 Sv%
  • Sparks  2-1-0 | 2.70 GAA | 0.899 Sv%
Matchup
November 19, 20 | Toronto, ON.

MARLIES (stats as of Nov. 13, 2016) ICECAPS
12(1st) Points (Div. Rank) 14 (5th)
8-3-0-1 Record 6-7-1-0
5-0-0-0 (home) Home/Away Record 2-5-1-0 (away)
.708 Winning Percentage .464
39 Goals For 46
31 Goals Against  46
25.9% Power-play 27.4%
76.6% Penalty-kill 78.5%

Season Series – Recap

  • November 5, 2016 | TOR 1 STJ 4 | Lindgren Stands Tall, Remains Undefeated
  • November 6, 2016 | TOR 3 STJ 2 | Penalties Add Up, ‘Caps Can’t Recover
  • November 19, 2016 | STJ v TOR |
  • November 20, 2016 | STJ v TOR |
  • December 26, 2016 | STJ v TOR |
  • January 27, 2017 | TOR v STJ |
  • January 28, 2017 | TOR v STJ |
  • March 4, 2017 | STJ v TOR |
  • March 5, 2017 | STJ v TOR |
  • April 4, 2017 | STJ v TOR |
  • April 14, 2017 | TOR v STJ |
  • April 15, 2017 | TOR v STJ |

 

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