IceCaps Numbers Recap – March 6th, 2015

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the latest instalment of the IceCaps Numbers Recap where we review all the weekly
activity of the St. John’s Ice Caps, the AHL affiliation of the Winnipeg
Jets. Similar to the Future NHEhlers
weekly article we review all the stats and news we can find for your IceCaps.

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The Statistics

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No real dramatic changes have occurred for the IceCaps from a high level perspective.  There was some downward trends in their special teams but they remain sitting at the bottom of the league in most statistics.

Friday’s 6-3 Loss @ Worcester

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Pretty straight forward game for the IceCap in their first match of a back-to-back against Wooster.  The IceCaps and the Sharks traded goals back and forth until the third when Worcester was able to score three goals against in a row.  Connor Hellebuyck didn’t have a great game and was one shot away from a Really Bad Start.  

Saturday’s 2-0 Win @ Worcester

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To make up for his poor play the night before, on the second-night of a back-to-back, Connor Hellebuyck stood on his head for a 50 save shutout performance.  Combined with 2 goals on the power play and a perfect penalty kill the IceCaps were able to walk away the victors despite being outplayed all night.  But hey, the IceCaps will take all the points they can get as they make a playoff push.

The Players

Name Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM Pt/G SOG SoG/G Sh%
14 Eric O’Dell C 37 14 15 29 -4 34.00 0.78 106 2.86 13.21%
33 Joel Armia  RW 37 10 16 26 3 43.00 0.70 86 2.32 11.63%
16 John Albert C 59 15 25 40 2 20.00 0.68 129 2.19 11.63%
27 Will O’Neill D 55 10 27 37 -11 43.00 0.67 136 2.47 7.35%
13 Chase Balisy LW 56 14 19 33 -7 24.00 0.59 82 1.46 17.07%
48 Carl Klingberg LW 51 15 15 30 0 41.00 0.59 152 2.98 9.87%
15 Jason Jaffray LW 19 6 5 11 0 12.00 0.58 29 1.53 20.69%
19 Kyle MacKinnon C 43 6 18 24 4 22.00 0.56 71 1.65 8.45%
8 Brenden Kichton D 48 6 15 21 -12 24.00 0.44 79 1.65 7.59%
4 Keaton Ellerby D 38 3 13 16 -6 32.00 0.42 65 1.71 4.62%
28 Patrice Cormier C 32 8 5 13 -8 51.00 0.41 56 1.75 14.29%
24 Scott Kosmachuk RW 53 12 9 21 -17 47.00 0.40 97 1.83 12.37%
18 Ben Chiarot D 24 4 5 9 0 21.00 0.38 64 2.67 6.25%
49 Julien Brouillette D 33 4 8 12 2 12.00 0.36 54 1.64 7.41%
34 JC Lipon RW 58 2 17 19 -19 114.00 0.33 102 1.76 1.96%
25 Blair Riley RW 53 5 9 14 -7 90.00 0.26 48 0.91 10.42%
26 Nicolas Blanchard LW 48 3 8 11 -5 66.00 0.23 62 1.29 4.84%
50 Austen Brassard RW 58 5 6 11 -12 33.00 0.19 63 1.09 7.94%
7 Kris Fredheim D 45 2 5 7 -4 18.00 0.16 44 0.98 4.55%
9 Ryan Olsen C 49 2 4 6 -19 26.00 0.12 42 0.86 4.76%
29 Jordan Hill D 28 0 3 3 -11 25.00 0.11 18 0.64 0.00%
44 Julian Melchiori D 59 1 5 6 -13 38.00 0.10 42 0.71 2.38%
21 Ben Walker RW 26 1 1 2 -11 12.00 0.08 32 1.23 3.13%
47 Ryan Parent D 14 0 1 1 0 6 0.07 9 0.64 0.00%
17 Brandon MacLean LW 32 0 2 2 -4 8.00 0.06 47 1.47 0.00%
41 Patrick Holland RW 13 0 0 0 -2 6 0.00 3 0.23 0.00%

The Goalies

Name GP Min GA SO GAA W L OT SA SVS SAV%
1 Connor Hellebuyck 47 2751:57:00 111 6 2.42 25 16 4 1524 1413 0.927
2 Peter Budaj 13 650:05:00 40 0 3.69 0 7 4 345 305 0.884
3 Jussi Olkinuora 4 185:40:00 13 0 4.2 2 1 0 90 77 0.856

The Transactions

  • Eric O’Dell was returned from Winnipeg
  • Carl Klinberg was recalled and returned from Winnipeg, and then traded
  • Jussi Olkinuora was returned to the ECHL

The Schedule

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The good news for the upcoming week is the game load seems okay. IceCaps will be playing against teams they do not have a losing record against and the IceCaps get to sleep in their own bed. The bad news is the teams are stronger matches than and they have a back-to-back for programmed schedule loss.

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