Zach Fucale (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
Zach Fucale (Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

WILKES-BARRE, PA. — After an impressive start to the season, the St. John’s IceCaps have been brought back to earth with just one win in their past four games, all on the road. The six-game road trip through Pennsylvania wraps up with a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday with games in Wilkes-Barre and Hershey.

While playing well for periods of each game, the IceCaps are learning that a sixty-minute effort from the full lineup is required to be successful on a consistent basis.  You can find comprehensive game reports for each game of the road trip here.

The line of Mike McCarron, Daniel Carr and Christian Thomas has led the way. With six goals, McCarron has taken over the team lead with six goals. Bud Holloway has a share of the lead in AHL scoring with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points.

Zach Fucale has made three straight starts. Eddie Pasquale played the better part of two period against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday after Fucale was lifted for giving up three goals on three shots early in the second period.

Mark Barberio has picked up at least a point in each of the last four road games. Greg Pateryn has been added to the defensive corps being assigned to the IceCaps for a conditioning stint.

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