RECAP: Eagles soar past Sea Dogs on Taylor Swift tribute night
SAINT JOHN – The Saint John Sea Dogs faced a tough test in their third game in four days, falling 6-1 to the Cape Breton Eagles during the Taylor Swift tribute game on Monday afternoon.
10:51 into the first period, Eagles forward Olivier Houde was called for slashing and then at 18:31 Xavier Daigle received an interference penalty. Despite these powerplay opportunities for the Sea Dogs, the period ended scoreless, with the Eagles leading in shots 13-7.
Brayden Schmitt snapped the deadlock at 11:55 into the second period with his first goal of the year, making it 1-0 Eagles. The Sea Dogs quickly responded at 13:38 with a powerplay goal from Vince Elie, assisted by Eriks Mateiko and Nate Tivey, tying the game at one. The period ended with the score tied at one and the Eagles leading in shots 23-17.
The Eagles started the third period with a 5-on-3 man advantage, resulting in a powerplay goal by Cam MacDonald just 36 seconds into the period. The Eagles continued their offensive push with goals from Houde at 2:06 and Luke Patterson at 12:07, bringing the score to 4-1 for the Eagles. The Sea Dogs pulled their netminder late in the third, resulting in an empty-net goal by Cam Squires. A final tally from Callum Aucoin secured a 6-1 victory for the Eagles. The game ended with the Eagles outshooting the Sea Dogs 32-27.
The Sea Dogs now pack up for a three-game road trip in Quebec, starting with a match-up against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Thursday, November 16th at 8pm. Their next home game will be on November 25th at 7pm, where they will take on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Tickets are available at the TD Station box office, by calling (506) 657-1234 or online at tickets.tdstation.com.
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