Ramsey scores winner as IceCaps defeat Phantoms 2-1 in home opener

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Defenceman Travis Ramsey scored the winning goal as the St. John's IceCaps defeated the Adirondack Phantoms 2-1 in American Hockey League action Friday night.

The IceCaps (2-1-0) also had a goal from Maxime Macenauer, while goaltender Ed Pasquale made 32 saves in the win.

Andrew Johnston scored for the Phantoms (1-2-0).

St. John's dominated the first period and opened the scoring when Zach Redmond rocketed a slap shot from the point that Macenauer tipped in at 11:31.

The first period ended with a 12-7 shot advantage for the IceCaps.

The two teams exchanged power-play opportunities, with the IceCaps having two power plays in the first period and the Phantoms with two early in the second, but neither team could capitalize.

The second period saw a momentum swing in favour of Adirondack, which outshot St. John's 15-5 in the period.

The Phantoms tied the game up at 12:25 in the second as Johnston tipped in an Eric Wellwood slap shot from the point.

IceCaps' Alex Burmistrov left the game around the two minute mark in the second, but he returned to start the third.

Ramsey's winner came at 9:11 of the third as Jason King, who usually provides some offensive firepower for the club, opted to pass to Ramsey and the six-foot-four defenceman made no mistake.

Adirondack's Scott Munroe stopped 24 shots.

Both teams went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Notes: The IceCaps continued where they left off last season with another sell-out game. St. John's sold out every game in their inaugural 2011-2012 season, including playoff games.

Organizations: IceCaps, American Hockey League

Geographic location: ST. JOHN'S

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