Screaming Eagles split weekend double-header with Sea Dogs


The Saint John Sea Dogs and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles met for the second time in three days to cap off a a weekend double header, Sunday afternoon at Harbour Station. It was a different story this time around though as the Screaming Eagles came out on top 4-1.

Evgeny Svechnikov opened the scoring with 1:21 left in the opening frame with his 18th of the year on a beautiful passing play by Maxim Lazarev to Marcus Hinds who set up Svechnikov for the one-timer on the power play.

Just 50 seconds into the second period, Alexandre Gosselin blasted a slapshot past Alex Bishop from the point. Svechnikov and Kyle Farrell had the assists on the goal to make it 2-0 for the visitors.

At the 13:52 mark of the frame, Nathan Noel found Spencer Smallman in front with a dandy behind-the-back pass, and Smallman had no trouble snapping it past Miguel Sullivan to bring the Sea Dogs within one goal.

Two emtpy net goals in the last minute of the game sealed the win for Cape Breton. Farrell got the first one at 19:04. The goal, assisted by Hinds and Loik Leveille, was a short-handed goal as well as an empty net marker. Stephen Anderson scored at 19:40 to account for the final margin. Leveille and Pierre-Luc Dubois had helpers on that.

Miguel Sullivan had 24 saves in the win, while Alex Bishop stopped 25 in the loss.