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IceCaps Weekly Report: Sven Andrighetto firing on all cylinders

Sven Andrighetto found the back of the net twice, earning player-of-the-week honours.

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IceCaps Player of the Week: Sven Andrighetto

Despite a rough week for the team overall, the Swiss forward showcased why he's ready to be a full-time NHL player this season. With two goals and an assist, he and linemates Bud Holloway and Charles Hudon wreaked havoc on opposing defenses.

The line combined for four goals and four assists in three games, and showed why they're among the most dangerous trios in the AHL.

Andrighetto started his week by blasting home the IceCaps' lone goal in a 5-1 loss to Lehigh Valley, taking a one-time feed from Mark Barberio and beat Anthony Stolarz on the powerplay.

In a strange coincidence, in the following game against the Phantoms, Barberio once again set up Andrighetto to open the scoring. He capped off his week by notching an assist on Charles Hudon's fourth goal of the year in a 4-2 loss to Hershey.

Weekly Stats:

Player GP G A P +/- PIM SOG
Jeremy Grégoire 3 0 0 0 -1 2 2
Bud Holloway 3 0 3 3 -2 0 2
Charles Hudon 3 2 0 2 -1 2 13
Markus Eisenschmid 2 0 1 1 +1 0 2
Mark Barberio 3 0 4 4 +0 0 5
Mac Bennett 2 0 0 0 -2 0 1
Daniel Carr 3 0 0 0 -1 0 8
Jacob de la Rose 3 0 0 0 -3 0 3
Gabriel Dumont 3 0 0 0 -3 0 3
Joel Hanley 2 0 0 0 -1 0 1
Brett Lernout 2 0 1 1 -2 0 0
Sven Andrighetto 3 2 1 3 +0 4 8
Connor Crisp 2 0 0 0 -2 5 1
Darren Dietz 3 1 0 1 -3 0 6
Morgan Ellis 3 0 0 0 +0 4 2
Michael McCarron 3 1 0 1 -1 4 3
Nikita Scherbak 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Christian Thomas 3 0 1 1 -1 0 10
Player W L OTL SO GAA SV%
Dustin Tokarski 0
1 0 0 5.00 .821%
Zachary Fucale 1 1 0
0 2.52 .909%

Daniel Carr: After lighting up the scoresheet last week, Carr was held without a point in three games.

Charles Hudon: Another week, another multi-point effort from Hudon who found the back of the net twice in three games. Much like last season, Hudon is battling for the AHL's scoring lead, and currently sits in a tie for ninth overall.

Christian Thomas: Thomas's red-hot goal-scoring streak has come to an end. He did however record an assist on a Michael McCarron goal. He is one of the other players in that four-way tie in the AHL points standings.

Mark Barberio: Far and away the best defenseman in St. John's, the veteran recorded four assists. His impressive point-total puts him just outside the top 20 for overall scoring in the AHL.

Mac Bennett: The sophomore defenseman recorded no points and was a healthy scratch against Hershey on Saturday.

Bud Holloway: Unstoppable is becoming the only way to describe Holloway. With three more assists this week the veteran forward is tied for the AHL scoring lead with Alexander Khokhlachev.

Jacob de la Rose: With an injury to Nikita Scherbak, the line of de la Rose, Dumont, and McNally struggled mightily. The Swedish forward has only two assists on the year.

Gabriel Dumont: The IceCaps captain and his aforementioned linemates struggled to create much offense this week, Dumont was without a point in three games.

Joel Hanley: The young defensemen did not record any points in two games.

Brett Lernout: Despite being a healthy scratch for one game the hard-nosed Lernout recorded his second assist of the year.

Connor Crisp: Crisp currently leads the AHL in fighting majors.

Darren Dietz: The young rearguard continued his run of good, recording his second goal of the year, against Hershey.

Morgan Ellis: The AHL veteran did not record any points  while playing alongside Mark Barberio.

Michael McCarron: The gargantuan rookie forward is blowing away all expectations in St. John's, he recorded the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Nikita Scherbak: The former first-round pick sat out while nursing a lower-body injury.

Jeremy Grégoire: While he did not tally any points, Grégoire continues to create chances on the IceCaps' fourth line.

Markus Eisenschmid: While playing on the fourth line, the young German recorded his first AHL point: an assist on a Darren Dietz goal.

Dustin Tokarski: It was another poor showing for Tokarski in his lone start of the week, he allowed five goals in a blowout loss to Lehigh Valley. Due to an injury to Carey Price however, he was recalled to the NHL to back up Mike Condon.

Zach Fucale: As of now, the IceCaps starting job belongs to the rookie Fucale, who went 1-1 this week. This pushes his record to 4-1-0 in five starts, and with Tokarski recalled to the NHL, it would appear Fucale is the man between the pipes for Sylvain Lefebvre.

Year to Date Stats:

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Bud Holloway 11 4 9 13 +5 4 25
Christian Thomas 11 4 6 10 +4 0 30
Charles Hudon 11 4 6 10 +7 18 32
Sven Andrighetto 11 4 5 9 +5 6 26
Mark Barberio 11 1 8
9
+5 11 18
Michael McCarron 11 5 2 7 -1 20 22
Daniel Carr 11 3 4 7 +2 4 28
Darren Dietz 11 2 3 5 -2 6 15
Gabriel Dumont 11 2 2 4 -4 7 20
Morgan Ellis 11 1 3 4 +5 23 17
Joel Hanley 10 1 3 4 -2 0 9
Nikita Scherbak* 8 1 2 3 -5 8 13
Mac Bennett 10 1 1 2 +0 2 9
Jacob de la Rose 10 0 2 2 -1 10 10
Brett Lernout 10 0 2 2 -3 6 5
Jeremy Gregoire 11 1 0 1 -2 9 11
Markus Eisenschmid 8 0 1 1 +0 0 4
Connor Crisp 10 0 0 0 -6 25 8
Player W L OTL SO GAA SV%
Dustin Tokarski 2 2 2 0 3.45 .891%
Zach Fucale 4 1 0 0 2.61 .920%

Injury Report

Tim Bozon: Shoulder (out 2-3 weeks)
Ryan Johnston
: Back surgery (out 3-4 months)
Nikita Scherbak:
Lower body injury (day to day)

To the ECHL

Mark MacMillan

With a 6-3-1-1 record and fourteen points, St. John's currently sits in second place in the AHL's North Division, behind the Toronto Marlies, and fifth overall in the Eastern Conference. The IceCaps are back in action on Wednesday, November 4 when they face-off with the conference-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The teams will play again on Friday, November 6 before St. John's travels back to Hershey on November 7 for another showdown with the Bears.