IceCaps Recap – April 23rd, 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.



Continue
past the jump to read what went down.

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The
Statistics

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Not a
terrible way to end the season.  The
IceCaps played two games winning one and losing one in OT.  They saw a spike in a number of their
underlying numbers, especially those on their specials teams.

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Friday’s 4-3
SO Win vs Springfield

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The second
last game of the year was against Springfield. 
While the Falcons had the slight possession edge, when you can’t
outshoot them, then out luck them.  The
IceCaps won in the shootout thanks to goals from Balisy and Armia.  Armia seems to have gotten back in a groove with
the IceCaps.  On special teams the
penalty kill was perfect and the power play had some success.  Eric Comrie continues to look good as he
posts another Quality Start
,
stopping both shots in the shootout, and earned himself the first star on the
night.

Saturday’s 3-4
OT Loss vs Springfield

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The final
game of the year was a rematch with the Springfield Falcons.  While the team could not keep up with them in
possession, and their advantage in puck luck didn’t help, the IceCaps saw
themselves earn 1 last point on the year. 
Eric Comrie did not play, nor was he the backup, as Peter Budaj was
given the final start on the year.  The
special teams looked excellent as the penalty kill was perfect and the powerplay
scored 2 goals.

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The Players

Name Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SoG/G Sh%
14 Eric O’Dell C 37 14 15 29 -4 34 0.78 106 2.86 13.21%
27 Will O’Neill D 72 10 38 48 -16 74 0.67 194 2.69 5.15%
16 John Albert C 66 16 26 42 -1 26 0.64 143 2.17 11.19%
15 Jason Jaffray LW 36 12 10 22 -2 20 0.61 71 1.97 16.90%
13 Chase Balisy LW 73 21 23 44 -9 30 0.60 104 1.42 20.19%
48 Carl Klingberg LW 51 15 15 30 0 41 0.59 152 2.98 9.87%
19 Kyle MacKinnon C 47 6 21 27 3 22 0.57 76 1.62 7.89%
8 Brenden Kichton D 65 8 21 29 -11 32 0.45 102 1.57 7.84%
28 Patrice Cormier C 47 12 9 21 -13 74 0.45 80 1.70 15.00%
24 Scott Kosmachuk RW 70 14 14 28 -28 62 0.40 129 1.84 10.85%
4 Keaton Ellerby D 41 3 13 16 -10 32 0.39 68 1.66 4.41%
33 Joel Armia RW 21 2 6 8 0 22 0.38 50 2.38 4.00%
18 Ben Chiarot D 24 4 5 9 0 21 0.38 64 2.67 6.25%
49 Julien Brouillette D 49 7 11 18 -4 16 0.37 85 1.73 8.24%
34 JC Lipon RW 75 5 21 26 -26 163 0.35 128 1.71 3.91%
25 Blair Riley RW 70 8 10 18 -10 116 0.26 68 0.97 11.76%
50 Austen Brassard RW 75 6 12 18 -12 60 0.24 73 0.97 8.22%
26 Nicolas Blanchard LW 63 3 11 14 -8 81 0.22 78 1.24 3.85%
2 Peter Stoykewych D 6 0 1 1 -1 11 0.17 3 0.50 0.00%
9 Ryan Olsen C 60 4 5 9 -19 47 0.15 56 0.93 7.14%
7 Kris Fredheim D 60 2 5 7 -6 45 0.12 63 1.05 3.17%
29 Jordan Hill D 36 1 3 4 -15 27 0.11 25 0.69 4.00%
21 Ben Walker RW 36 1 3 4 -14 16 0.11 45 1.25 2.22%
41 Patrick Holland RW 21 0 2 2 -1 6 0.10 8 0.38 0.00%
44 Julian Melchiori D 70 1 5 6 -16 54 0.09 51 0.73 1.96%
17 Brandon MacLean LW 40 0 2 2 -6 10 0.05 54 1.35 0.00%
45 Jimmy Lodge RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00%
23 Andrew Panzarella RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.50 0.00%
3 Aaron Harstad D 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 0.80 0.00%

A summary of IceCaps players awards:

  • Connor Hellebuyck – Most Valuable Player, Three Star Award
  • Will O’Neill – Top Defencemen, Community Man of the Year
  • Patrice Cormier – Fans Choice Award
  • JC Lipon – Hardest Working Player

The
Goaltenders

Name GP Min GA SO GAA W L OT SA SVS SAV%
1 Eric Comrie 3 184:38:00 7 0 2.27 2 1 0 88 81 0.920
2 Connor Hellebuyck 58 3331:41:00 143 6 2.58 28 22 5 1809 1666 0.921
3 Peter Budaj 19 913:00:00 54 0 3.55 0 9 6 483 429 0.888
4 Jussi Olkinuora 4 185:40:00 13 0 4.20 2 1 0 90 77 0.856

The
Transactions

  • Ryan
    Parents was released form his PTO and was resigned by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as
    they are going on a playoff run.
  • Ben Goss
    was added (and removed) on a PTO.

The
Schedule

The IceCaps
have officially finished for the year as they did not make the Calder Cup
post-season.  These weekly IceCaps Recaps
will cease for the summer as there is no more regular AHL information to update
you about.  JetsNation will continue to
keep you on any information that does arise related to their AHL affiliate.

Next season
the IceCaps will be moving to Winnipeg and will most likely change their name
and logo.  To those Jets prospects moving
to the ‘Peg we only have this to share with them:

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