ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - St. John's goalie Eddie Pasquale stopped 24 shots as the IceCaps won 5-1 over the Hershey Bears in American Hockey League action on Friday.
Ben Chiarot, John Albert, Jason Jaffray, Austen Brassard and JC Lipon scored for the IceCaps (2-2-1). For Albert, Brassard and Jaffray, the goals marked their first of the season.
Hershey forward Jeff Taffe scored for the Bears (0-2-1), while David Leggio made 35 saves.
Taffe opened the scoring with a wraparound power-play goal, sliding the puck under a sprawling Pasquale at the 12:31 mark of the first period.
The IceCaps tied the game 28 seconds into the second, when a cross-crease pass found Lipon who hit a one timer on the doorstep into a wide-open net on the power play.
At the 8:59 into the third, St. John's defenceman Chiarot put the home team in the lead on a shot through traffic, getting a deflection from a Hershey player on the way.
Jaffray doubled the lead for the IceCaps with a slapshot coming in over the blue-line at 10:13 in the third period.
IceCaps forward Carl Klingberg then carried the puck over the blue-line, beating a defender wide and playing a pass across the crease for a wide-open Albert to finish.
Brassard added more salt to the wound, breaking in the zone and beating Leggio high glove with 1:06 left in the game.