The Sea Dogs will begin to report to the club next Sunday with the first on-ice sessions taking place on Monday, Aug. 10 at Harbour Station.
Saint John will play six pre-season games this year with the first being on Thursday, Aug. 13 against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Tickets to that game are free of charge and the general public can begin to pick them up at the arena box office beginning on Aug. 10.
Saint John’s other home pre-season games are on Aug. 22 and Aug. 27 against the Moncton Wildcats.
The Hockey News’ Ryan Kennedy, who reported on QMJHL Entry Draft day that Shane Bowers would not report to Cape Breton, was obviously not shocked by this week’s announcement.
Kennedy had an article on Bowers this week, an article that featured this interesting paragraph:
There had been speculation that Bowers would have played for Saint John or Halifax, though right now that’s a moot point. I can say that Cape Breton attempted to trade the fourth overall pick to at least one of those teams, but the price tag was deemed too high by the potential partner.
The Eagles have said they do not intend to trade Bowers and he is expected to join the United States Hockey League’s Waterloo Black Hawks.
In what could be Bowers related news but also may not be – we shall see – the QMJHL’s trading period opened today.
@QMJHL Trade Period opens today (August 1) until August 18th in time to tweek the lineups before the season starts next month— Kevin Chambers (@HCCanucklehead) August 1, 2015
Of course, overagers and imports can be traded after that deadline.