IceCaps Recap – March 26th, 2015

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Courtesy: StJohnsIceCaps.com

Welcome to
the latest instalment of the IceCaps Recap where we review all the weekly
activities 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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past the jump to read what went down.

The Statistics

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Not a great week for the St. John’s IceCaps this week – then again losing 3 of 4 games won’t help. Their playoff chances are down to 0.1% so the IceCap’s playoff chances are all but mathematically eliminated.

Friday’s 1-3 Loss @ Worcester

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[ IceCap’s Recap ] [ Hightlights ]

In a rare game the IceCaps outplayed the Worcester Sharks but did not have the PDO on their side to win. Connor Hellebuyck posted a Quality Start to try and help the team but ultimately lost due to not capitalizing on any of their 6 power play opportunities.  

Saturday’s 1-2 OT Loss @ Manchester

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[ IceCap’s Recap ] [ Hightlights ]

The next night, after traveling from Wooster to Manchester, the tired IceCaps faced the Monarchs and were outclassed nearly 2 to 1. The IceCaps earned a lone goal from Kichton, set up from the newly acquired Armia. The IceCaps could not capitalize on any of their 5 power play opportunities and Connor Hellebuyck put up another Quality Start. Hellebuyck was recognized for his efforts with the second star of the night.

Sunday’s 3-2 Win @ Providence

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[ IceCap’s Recap ] [ Hightlights ]

The IceCaps finally played another opponent after what seemed like an eternity of just Manchester or Worcester. With a third game in three days the IceCaps then travelled to Providence and were quite lucky to walk away the winners. St. John’s found themselves down 2-0 by the end of the second but were able to score three unanswered goals in the third. Not having any concept of being able to play any other goalie Connor Hellebuyck played his third game in three days and posted a Quality Start. The IceCaps still had not scored on the power play for the week at this point.

Wednesday’s 0-6 Loss @ Portland

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[ IceCap’s Recap ]

The final game of this week was a complete blow out in favour of the Portland Pirates. Despite a low shooting event, allowed 4 power play opportunities, the IceCaps were shutout. Connor Hellebuyck had a rare Really Bad Start but the lack of being pulled suggests that the coaching staff is not aware they have another goalie on the roster.

The Players

Name Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SOG SoG/G Sh%
16 John Albert C 64 16 26 42 3 26.00 0.66 140 2.19 11.43%
27 Will O’Neill D 64 10 31 41 -14 59.00 0.64 169 2.64 5.92%
13 Chase Balisy LW 65 15 20 35 -13 26.00 0.54 90 1.38 16.67%
48 Carl Klingberg LW 51 15 15 30 0 41.00 0.59 152 2.98 9.87%
14 Eric O’Dell C 37 14 15 29 -4 34.00 0.78 106 2.86 13.21%
33 Joel Armia RW 46 10 19 29 -1 45.00 0.63 104 2.26 9.62%
24 Scott Kosmachuk RW 62 13 12 25 -17 60.00 0.40 111 1.79 11.71%
8 Brenden Kichton D 57 8 16 24 -10 26.00 0.42 94 1.65 8.51%
19 Kyle MacKinnon C 44 6 18 24 3 22.00 0.55 72 1.64 8.33%
34 JC Lipon RW 67 4 19 23 -17 137.00 0.34 114 1.70 3.51%
28 Patrice Cormier C 41 9 7 16 -12 64.00 0.39 69 1.68 13.04%
4 Keaton Ellerby D 41 3 13 16 -10 32.00 0.39 68 1.66 4.41%
25 Blair Riley RW 62 5 10 15 -9 109.00 0.24 58 0.94 8.62%
49 Julien Brouillette D 42 5 9 14 -1 14.00 0.33 69 1.64 7.25%
50 Austen Brassard RW 67 5 9 14 -13 55.00 0.21 65 0.97 7.69%
15 Jason Jaffray LW 28 8 5 13 -4 16.00 0.46 45 1.61 17.78%
26 Nicolas Blanchard LW 57 3 10 13 -7 77.00 0.23 68 1.19 4.41%
18 Ben Chiarot D 24 4 5 9 0 21.00 0.38 64 2.67 6.25%
9 Ryan Olsen C 58 4 5 9 -17 42.00 0.16 55 0.95 7.27%
7 Kris Fredheim D 53 2 5 7 -6 26.00 0.13 55 1.04 3.64%
44 Julian Melchiori D 68 1 5 6 -13 54.00 0.09 51 0.75 1.96%
29 Jordan Hill D 31 1 3 4 -9 25.00 0.13 21 0.68 4.76%
21 Ben Walker RW 29 1 2 3 -11 14.00 0.10 34 1.17 2.94%
17 Brandon MacLean LW 35 0 2 2 -4 8.00 0.06 50 1.43 0.00%
47 Ryan Parent D 17 0 1 1 -1 8 0.06 10 0.59 0.00%
41 Patrick Holland RW 19 0 1 1 -2 6 0.05 7 0.37 0.00%
2 Peter Stoykewych D 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0 0.00 0.00%

The Goaltenders

Name GP Min GA SO GAA W L OT SA SVS SAV%
1 Connor Hellebuyck 55 3200:28:00 134 6 2.51 28 20 5 1751 1617 0.923
2 Peter Budaj 15 743:02:00 43 0 3.47 0 8 4 393 350 0.891
3 Jussi Olkinuora 4 185:40:00 13 0 4.20 2 1 0 90 77 0.856

The Transactions

The Schedule

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The upcoming week shouldn’t be too difficult for the IceCaps.  They are playing a back-to-back on the road, with the tougher team on the second night.  With the IceCaps almost out of the playoff race hopefully the organization starts to look towards playing some of the other prospects to give them an opportunity.

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