St. John’s Junior Hockey League
The Blades scored at 19:42 of the third period to break a 4 – 4 tie to claim the win over the CBN Stars at the Glacier. Scoring for the Blades Mitch McGrath, Jared Pstroski, Stephen Predham, Colin O’Neill, and Michael Broders. Goaltender Brandon Short got the win after making 24 saves facing 28 shots. Michael Broders with three assists to go along with his game winning goal was named the Jungle Jim Player of the Game.
For the Stars Jordan Coombs had a goal and two assists as did Ryan Dawson, Dawson was named the Jungle Jim Player of the Game for the Stars. Other scorers were Michael Lewis and Cameron Simms. Riley Akerman turned aside 30 of 35 shots. Referee M Brett called five penalties with three of the five going to the Blades. This was a fast pace well played game.
(St. John’s, NL) The Memorial Sea-Hawks women’s volleyball team finished the AUS League Tournament with 2 wins and 3 losses, which gives the team a 5-3 record on the season. The tournament was hosted by the Moncton Aigles Bleus and featured all six AUS teams.
Memorial 3 – Moncton 2 – Thursday, November 16th
“Emma Hackett – 18 Kills, 8 Digs
“Sarah Dawe – 9 Kills, 19 Digs
“Alison Poynter – 42 Assists, 2 Aces
Memorial 0 – Dalhousie 3 – Friday, November 17th
“Emma Hackett – 8 Kills, 2 Digs
“Sarah Dawe – 8 Kills, 5 Digs
“Lauren Fenez – 2 Assists, 12 Digs
Memorial 3 – UNB 1 – Saturday, November 18th
“Emma Hackett – 15 Kills, 11 Digs
“Sarah Dawe – 8 Kills, 5 Digs
“Lauren Fenez – 6 Aces, 9 Digs
Memorial 1 – Acadia 3 – Saturday, November 18th
“Emma Hackett – 14 Kills, 9 Digs
“Sarah Dawe – 10 Kills, 19 Digs
“Hailey Oke – 5 Kills, 6 Digs
Memorial 1 – Saint Mary’s 3 – Sunday, November 19th
“Emma Hackett – 15 Kills, 3 Digs
“Sarah Dawe – 8 Kills, 17 Digs
“Alison Poynter – 28 Assists, 8 Digs
Despite the 2 and 3 record, Sea-Hawks Coach John Slauenwhite felt his team performed well, especially having to deal with leading scorer Kier Fey suffering an injury before the team left for Moncton.
“I was extremely happy with how our team stepped up and competed throughout the AUS tournament in Moncton this past weekend. We suffered a tough injury to one of our key players (Leading scorer Kier Fey) just hours before departing for the weekend. I felt the team rallied and gave ourselves an opportunity to be successful against every team.
Memorial remains in second place in the AUS with a 5-3 record. The team plays their next action at Saint Mary’s on January 12th.
“The team has a 5-3 record going into the break, which is identical to the record we had last year at the midpoint of the season. Although we would have liked having another win or two, we are very satisfied with our first half success,” says Slauenwhite.
Swimming – Kemp Fry Invitational (Halifax, NS – Hosted by Dalhousie)
Day 1 – Friday, November 17th
On the first day of Dalhousie’s Kemp-Fry Invitational Swim Meet, nine AUS swimmers met U SPORTS championship qualifying times, including two Sea-Hawks.
Memorial’s Charli LeBlanc and Jasmine Foran posted U SPORTS qualifying times in the women’s 50m backstroke and breaststroke (respectively) preliminaries, advancing with the top times in each of their events.?
Day 2 – Saturday, November 18th
Memorial’s swimmers had three wins on the night, with Charli LeBlanc winning both the 50m backstroke (new Provincial record) and 50m freestyle (new Provincial record) events in U SPORTS qualifying times. Jasmine Foran got the third win for the Sea-Hawks, taking the 100m breaststroke (new Provincial record) and hitting her U SPORTS mark.
Other Sea-Hawks Results:
“Raquel Morgan won silver in 100m Breaststroke
“Ryan George won bronze in the 50m Backstroke
“Sam Leawood placed 4th in the 100m Freestyle.
“Allison Somers took 4th in 100m Fly.
“The team participated in an exhibition 200m Medley Relay against Dalhousie and led the way until the last 5 meters. This time broke a 7 year old Provincial record by 5 seconds
“400m Freestyle relay Women – 3rd Place
“400m Freestyle relay Men – 3rd Place (New Provincial Record)
Day 3 – Sunday, November 19th
Memorial’s Jasmine Foran won both the 50m and 200m breaststroke events, qualifying for the national championships in the process. Charli LeBlanc won the 100m backstroke event and was second in the 100m freestyle. She posted U SPORTS qualifying times in both events.
1. Dalhousie 1114
2. Acadia 544
3. Memorial 471
4. Mount Allison 359
5. UNB 250
1. Dalhousie 981.5
2. Acadia 772.5
3. Memorial 467.5
4. Mount Allison 242.5
5. UNB 208
(St. John’s, NL) After a tough start to the season, Memorial notched their first win against the X-Men 80-76 in a great competition. After splitting the two-game series, Memorial becomes 1-5 on the season; St. FX becomes 1-4.
Julius Antoine poured in 21 points, and 5 rebounds for St. FX. Nathan Barker once again led the Sea-Hawks with 30 points; Barker also earned Subway Player-of-the-Game commendations.
After a tough loss the previous night, Memorial came out gunning against St. FX X-Men. Nathan Barker performed consistently in the first half once again, leading Memorial with 15 points on 7/11 shooting. St. FX struggled converting easy buckets early, shooting just 30% from the field.
For the X-Men, the second half was an improvement from their poor shooting at the start, but it was not enough to push them into the lead. The third quarter was a solid showing for X outscoring Memorial 29-20, shooting 71% from the field, a stark contrast to their first half woes.
X carried that momentum into the fourth quarter and took their first lead of the game 61-60, but Memorial quickly responded with a 5-0 run. The score would remain close for the remainder of the quarter, but the Sea-Hawks were able to hold onto their lead and secured their first win of the season.
Memorial hopes to keep this momentum going into their next two-game series against UNB on November 25th, and 26th. The games will be available online at AUStv.ca
(St. John’s, NL) Memorial sealed their fourth consecutive win in as many games after Sundays’ victory against the St. FX X-Women, 88-65. Rosie Stanoev led the Sea-Hawks with 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals, contributing on both ends of the floor. Jessica Miller of the X-Women led with 12 points off the bench. St. FX has yet to earn their first victory of the season; Memorial’ winning streak pushes them to 4-2 this season.
The Sea-Hawks continue to find success attacking the basket and drawing fouls. Brooklyn Wright has continued her solid performance, leading Memorial at the end of the first half with 13 points. For X, the scoring has been distributed evenly across the team, the leading scorer at the half (Samantha Minicucci) with 6 points. Memorial’s defense has kept StFX’ shooting efficiency at a disappointing 32% from the field, and 20% from behind the arc.
A consistent spark for Memorial has been Cameron Longley, who recorded five rebounds, all of which were offensive rebounds leading to second-chance points for the Sea-Hawks. Longley finished with 8 total rebounds, providing a valuable contribution off the bench.
Memorial came out of half time scorching hot on offense, propelled by Rosie Stanoev’ 4 straight three-pointers. The Sea-Hawks went on a 14-0 run, finding open shots with ease. For X, consistent scoring was difficult to create against a rugged Memorial defense, being held to a 35% from the field, and 32% from 3-point range.
StFX faces Cape Breton on November 25th, looking to secure their first win after an 0-6 start. Memorial looks to continue their success against UNB in another two-game series. The games will be available online at AUStv.ca
St. John’s Edge Vs Halifax Hurricanes
Halifax hands the Edge first Franchise loss
Sunday, November 19th, 2017, Halifax, NS – The Edge (1-1) were on the opposite side of a back and forth game versus the Halifax Hurricanes (1-0) Sunday afternoon as the Edge suffered their first loss, 124-121.
Carl English came out of the gate with a strong performance finishing with 36 points, 4 rebounds, and five assists while forward Grandy Glaze put together a double-double, finishing with 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Antoine Mason of the Hurricanes also hit the 30-point plateau while getting support from Billy White and Ta’quan Zimmerman who combined for 49 points.
Inside the Numbers
Both teams scored 62 points in the second half.
The Edge connected on 18-of-43 3-point shots (41.9 percent). Carl English lead the team with 6.
The Edge went 11-of-14 from the free throw line (78.6 percent). Jarion Henry lead the team going 6-for-6.
Full Box Score Available Here
St. John’s are back in action on Tuesday as they face the Cape Breton Highlanders in their home opener, tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 NST and the game will be streamed live on www.sjedge.ca.
Edge Season Tickets, Five and Ten Game Packages and Single Game Tickets are now available and can be purchased in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com. Group rates are available and can be obtained by contacting Melissa Kavanagh at firstname.lastname@example.org.