Tigres come from behind to take down Sea Dogs


Currently on a two-game losing skid, the Saint John Sea Dogs were back at home Wednesday night with the Victoriaville Tigres in town. The home squad pulled ahead 3-1 and forced Tigres head coach Bruce Richardson to give netminder Olivier Tremblay the hook after he allowed all three goals on just four shots. Victoriaville wouldn’t give up though as they stormed back to win 4-3 in overtime.

The scoring began with Daniel Del Paggio tapping in a feed from Samuel Dove-McFalls at 5:55 to put the Sea Dogs in front 1-0. Luke Green also added an assist.

Later in the frame, former Sea Dog Nikita Li tied the game at one with his ninth of the year, an unassisted marker at 12:50 of the period.

Adam Marsh and Nathan Noel scored seven seconds apart to make it 3-1 Saint John. The goals came at 13:33 and 13:40 of the first period. Matthew Highmore, Adam Bateman, Justice Dundas, and Luke Green each got assists.

With under three minutes to go in the period, Antoine Marcoux brought the Tigres back within a goal. Gabriel Gagne had the lone helper.

Fast forward all the way to the 15 minute mark of the second period, when Jake Barter knotted up the contest at three apiece with his first career QMJHL goal. Assists went to Carl Marois and Marcoux.

Sebastien Auger made several saves in the third period to keep the game tied and we were headed to overtime. In the extra frame, it was Marois potting the winner, unassisted at 2:06.