The Saint John Sea Dogs have just defeated the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in overtime with a goal scored by Payton Liske. The final score was 5-4. This is despite the Dogs winning way less face offs, giving less hits (you guys are huge - hit more), getting fewer shots on net (but still plenty o' shots - 38 vs the Titan's 44), a baaaaaaaad line change, and some terribly silly turnovers that had me screaming at my screen. Saint John will move on to face the regular season league leading Rouyn Noranda Huskies in the QMJHL semi- finals.
Why do Payton and Fully not have 20 wee sexy girls attached to them? Offense - give Liske your girlfriends, defense - Give Fully your girlfriends (did you see that diving save about 7-8 minutes into the third?) and give him your sisters too.
Goals for Saint John were scored by Sparling, Liske, Stich, Gauthier and DiDomenico while Paris, Svoboda and Joly (2) notched goals for the Titan.
The stars of the game were 1) Matthieu Perreault (Bat), 2) Travis Fullerton (SJ), 3) Tomy Joly (Bat). This means Fullerton has had game stars in 5 of six of the matchups between these two teams - crazy. Simon did not get stars, but the team did win this series and so as promised he will get cookies if he ever comes to Halifax to fulfill his part of the child custody agreement (the part where I get to pretend he is my kid despite my being way too young to have actually birthed him).
I am stealing a picture from David Connell because I am running out of good pictures of Travis Fullerton. This is how I feel and this is the boy who makes me feel it.
Congratulations Saint John Sea Dogs. You are now in the semi- finals.