Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dickson To Make AHL Debut Tonight

Today's Daily Gleaner reports that John Scott Dickson will make his debut tonight against the Lake Erie Monsters.  Dickson will wear #23.

Also in the article are some references to possible CIS Awards for a few V-Reds. Hunter Tremblay, Kyle Bailey, and Coach MacDougall are the candidates from the AUS.  We should find out this evening as the festivities get under way in Thunder Bay before the tournament begins tomorrow.


Eric said...

It would seem that they have chosen to keep Hotham and have given JS #28 instead. Unfortunatly he did not play in tonights game.

Eric said...

Despite not going to Nationals, UNB made some noise at the awards banquet; Hunter and Gardiner won (to bad about Kyle). Interesting to see Gnomes from PEI win Rookie - I still think it should have been Chris.

First team to Hunter and Second team to JS and Luke Gallant. Ben Shutron made the All-Rookie team.

With three 50+ seasons, a gold & silver medals, and AUS/CIS MVP honours - does he(Hunter) stay?

Anonymous said...

My opinion is that he has to stay. I think his stock dropped a bit with the VReds not making the playoffs, and a big redemption year - which I foresee for ALL the VReds - could do wonders for his (future) career.

David Ritchie said...

Have to agree. Not that his stock went down, after all, he was named player of the year in the county, but his pro aspirations can certainly wait for another, and he's got more upside than Hennigar ever did. He plays a more conventional game, and is better without the puck. Who's to say that Hunter doesn't have another big season and with UNB definitely at the nationals, his progress will be well-watched. Apparently with regard to Eric's post about Dickson, injury circumstances in Rochester forced a recall of Hotham (originally, he had been released) and Dickson was scratched from the lineup for the Wednesday game. Hopefully he gets an opportunity to play at some point.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the UNB players who got the recognition they richly deserved!

Anyone that watched Chris Culligan play major junior with the CB Screaming Eagles knows that he is the consummate team player with a pass first mentality. He should feel proud of his play and of his role in helping his 2 line mates, Hunter and John Scott and Luc Gallant achieve All Star and All Canadian status both through his regular 5 on 5 play and on the power play as well. He also helped UNB's remarkable penalty killing as one of the 4 primary penalty killers which may be an unusual role for a rookie.

I don't think Gardiner MacDougall played Culligan on the 1st line and 1st unit power play just so he would get some points especially with the depth of talent that UNB had.

I for one would be very interested in seeing how the coaches voted.

Bill Hunt said...

I think if Tremblay were to get the right offer...a multi-year deal at the AHL level...he'd go.
He's really got nothing to prove at this level any more. I don't think teams make a decision on whether or not to offer a player a contract based on three playoff games, or one, two or three games at the nationals, for that matter.
If he comes back -- great. But suddenly, there's pressure to score 50 points and win the nationals on home ice. If he can get a two-year deal, a la Darryl Boyce, I think he'd be crazy not to take it. NHL offers don't come along every day, and if you tell a team "Um...can I just finish up here first..." they tell you "Fine, son. You just do that." And they look elsewhere.