RECAP | IceCaps – Marlies: A Hard-Fought Win in Rival Territory

Yann Danis (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 17 | Saturday November 19, 2016 
Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON

St. John’s




Yann Danis (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Matteau – McCarron – de la Rose
Andrighetto – Audette – Scherbak
Farnham – Eisenschmid – Friberg
Broll – MacMillan – Gregoire[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Barberio – Lernout
Johnston – Brouillette
Didier – Samuelsson[/one_half_last]



Scratches: Jonathan Racine, Connor Crisp, Yannick Veilleux, Tom Parisi

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

It’s been a pretty spectacular week for the St. John’s IceCaps. After dropping the first two games of the road trip, they’ve now won three games in a row – two of which were against pretty formidable teams and goaltenders.

In the first of a back-to-back with rivals the Toronto Marlies, the IceCaps once again gave up the first goal and again on the power play.  But the team focused on discipline quickly and the penalty killers were very effective for the remainder of the game.

Trailing 1-0 after the first period, the St. John’s team came out with energy and motivation in the second. Markus Eisenschmid scored his third of the season to tie the game at 1-1.  Antoine Bibeau was making some very good saves, as was Yann Danis in between the pipes for the visiting team, but captain Max Friberg gave his team the go-ahead goal near the end of the second frame. From there, the Marlies pushed back hard, but Danis was unbreakable in the crease. He had a highlight reel glove save in the final minute.

Sven Andrighetto was back in the lineup after being sent down by the Canadiens earlier in the day and was furious when he was penalized for embellishment on a tripping call late in the game.  Despite battling through a four-on-four as a result, the IceCaps managed to keep the Marlies out of the back of the net and took this one 2-1.

The team has one more game in this road trip on Sunday for a matinee against the Marlies.

▲     Max Friberg, Yann Danis, Sven Andrighetto, Jacob de la Rose

▼     Bobby Farnham

 19 Shots 27
0 for 2 Power Play 1 for 3
8 Penalty Minutes 6
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (9-7-1-0) 0 2 0 2
 Marlies (8-4-0-1) 1 0 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Eisenschmid (2), Friberg (3)
  • TOR: Kapenen (8)
  • STJ: Danis (W) 1-2-1
  • TOR: Bibeau (L) 6-3-1
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Yann Danis  STJ
  2. Kasperi Kapanen  TOR
  3. Max Friberg  STJ

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Yann Danis

Post-game interview with Max Friberg

Audio from interviews conducted by Amy Johnson for AHL Report | Rocket Sports Media.

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