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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Seadogs Thrill Fans in Their Home-Opener

Alexandre Leduc is the name on the lips of hockey fans who were at Harbour Station last night. With 2.5 second left in over-time, he roofed a shot blocker side to lift the Seadogs over Cape Breton 5-4 and send over 4800 fans home with a smile. Dogs Head Coach Gerard Gallant tells CHSJ News, this is a huge win after letting a two goal lead slip away in the second period.

Cape Breton out-shot Saint John 47-33 and led the game 4-3 with just over ten minutes left in the final frame. The Seadogs improve to 3-0 and will try to keep their perfect record in tact this (Sunday) afternoon when they play host to Halifax. Game time is four o'clock.


The 4th Annual Hampton Envirofair will take over Hampton High today with speakers, children's activities, exhibitors and food. Jennifer Dugay of the Town of Hampton says you can recycle your old computer for 5-dollars.
8 speakers will give short talks on a variety of topics including Birds and Wildlife in the Kennebecasis Valley and Natural Farming. The Hampton Envirofair runs 10am to 4pm today at Hampton High School.

Man Beaten

A brawl on the West Side has left one man seriously injured. Emergency crews responded to a call shortly after 1:45 last night to a fight on Charlotte Street West. A 24 year old man was sent to hospital after being severely beaten in the face. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Major Crimes is investigating and the man is expected to be released from Hospital later today.

Accident on Arterial

Another accident in Quispamsis at the hands of wildlife. 10:30 last night a car hit a moose on the Airport Arterial Road. The moose was kille on impact and the 3 passengers of the vehicle, a father and two kids, were sent to hospital. The father remains in serious condition.

Tree Climbers

[The Climber - Photo by Melissa O'Rourke]
Kings Square will play host to the Atlantic Tree Climbing Championship today. Over 50 arborists will be in the city as part of their annual general meeting The winner of the Masters Challenge this afternoon will compete in the international competition to be held in Chicago next year. There are five events, including a work climb, an aerial rescue, footlocking and a speed climb and the throwball.
The event goes until 4:30pm this afternoon with the championship matches getting started at three o'clock. This is the first time in ten years Saint John has hosted the event.

Irving Open House

Irving Oil is hosting an Open House at Champlain Heights School today and all of the home-owners in the vicinity of the Refinery are invited. Staff will go over the projects being carried out at the facility and some of the things they have planned forthe future. Spokes-person Valerie Pike tells CHSJ News, this is part of their on-going effort to be open with home-owners:

This is annual event for Irving Oil which gets started at eleven and runs until two o'clock.

Sea Dogs Open Tonight

A big crowd is expected at the Station tonight as the Saint John Seadogs play host to Cape Breton. This is the Dogs home-opener for their fifth season in the Q-League. Head Coach Gerard Gallant tells CHSJ News, he has heard all the talk about the teams goaltending but is very happy with the results to this point.
Gallant expects some of the Dogs players who were invited to NHL Training camps will begin to trickle back into the line-up in the coming days. The team is asking fans to be in their seat tonight by 6:30pm with an extended pre-game show planned.