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WorSharks sleepwalk through morning game, lose 5-1 in Manchester

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Worcester Sharks schedule had them playing Wednesday morning in Manchester, but based on their performance it was as if the WorSharks missed their wakeup call as they were thoroughly outplayed by the Monarchs in a 5-1 loss at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire in front of a crowd of 8,296 that [...]

WorSharks blanked by Falcons as great effort by Anderson wasted

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Worcester Sharks surrendered a penalty shot goal for the first time since last February, and while WorSharks rookie goaltender J.P. Anderson did everything he could to keep that the only goal against the Worcester skaters were unable to solve Springfield Falcons goaltender Anton Forsberg as the WorSharks lost 1-0 to the Falcons at the [...]

WorSharks slow start costs them in long run as they lose 5-2 to Manchester

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Worcester Sharks have gotten into the habit lately of starting off slowly and finishing with a bang, but Friday night at the DCU Center against the Manchester Monarchs the WorSharks couldn’t make up the ground they lost early in the game and saw their modest three game winning streak grind to a halt after [...]

WorSharks with another third period comeback in 4-2 win over Springfield

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Worcester Sharks went into Tuesday’s Veterans Day matchup against the Springfield Falcons with the AHL’s best record when trailing after two periods already in their pocket, and after finding themselves down a goal heading into the third period the WorSharks put up a four spot to once again come from behind to defeat the [...]

WorSharks stun Providence with third period comeback, win 4-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Worcester Sharks knew they were getting a pretty good player when Chris Tierney was reassigned to the team from the NHL by San Jose, but few expected a three point night from the rookie as Tierney’s goal and two assists help propel the WorSharks into first place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division after their [...]

WorSharks not spooked by Phantoms, beat Lehigh Valley 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Worcester Sharks got two goals from rookie Jeremy Langlois, a shorthanded goal by Ryan Carpenter, and multiple point night from Freddie Hamilton and Matt Taormina, along with a 32 save performance from goaltender Troy Grosenick to defeat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4-3 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. The win was Grosenick’s sixth [...]

WorSharks dig hole too big to climb out of, lose 4-3 to Hartford

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, November 3, 2014

The Worcester Sharks gave up three first period goals and when Hartford added a fourth early in the third period the WorSharks looked down and out, but three quick strikes in the final stanza got Worcester within one but that was as close as they would get in a 4-3 loss to the Wolf Pack [...]

WorSharks end home stand on up note with 5-4 win over Hershey

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Worcester Sharks went into Saturday night’s contest with something to prove after their lackluster performance against Portland on Wednesday, and behind multiple point nights by Daniil Tarasov, Konrad Abeltshauser, Jeremy Langlois, and Matt Taormina, and with 11 different players on the score sheet the WorSharks defeated the Hershey Bears 5-4 at the DCU Center [...]

Hamilton’s third period natural hat trick lifts WorSharks over Pirates 4-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Worcester Sharks entered the third period of Sunday’s DCU Center matinee against the Portland Pirates trailing by a goal, but Freddie Hamilton and Daniil Tarasov took care of that all by themselves with Tarasov assisting on all three of Hamilton’s third period goals as the WorSharks cruised to a 4-1 win in front of [...]

Travis Oleksuk injured in WorSharks 3-2 OT loss to Syracuse

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Worcester Sharks managed to get their Friday night contest at the DCU Center against the Syracuse Crunch game into overtime with an extra attacker goal after being outplayed for most of the early parts of the contest, but for the first time this season couldn’t capitalize on the open ice of the new three [...]

Turnovers and mental mistakes cost WorSharks in 5-4 loss to Hartford

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Worcester Sharks found themselves down a couple goals early in the third period due to their inability to keep possession of the puck, but two quick strikes got them back to even and when it seemed the contest was bound for overtime a huge mental mistake on a line change resulted in a Hartford [...]

DeMelo strikes in OT as WorSharks defeat Providence 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Worcester Sharks had regulation goals by Taylor Doherty, Melker Karlsson, and Micheal Haley, and another outstanding performance in goal by Troy Grosenick put the WorSharks in a great position to beat the Providence Bruins but two late failed clearing attempts allowed the PBruins to tie it with just 4.7 seconds remaining in the third [...]

Petter Emanuelsson nets both goals in WorSharks 2-1 victory over Providence

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Worcester Sharks got two first period goals from newcomer Petter Emanuelsson and 33 saves from goaltender Troy Grosenick to defeat the Providence Bruins 2-1 Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island in front of 8,311 fans. Rylan Schwartz assisted on both WorSharks goals while James Sheppard had an official assist [...]

WorSharks use record setting goal by Matt Taormina to defeat Binghamton 3-2 in OT

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Worcester Sharks jumped out to two single goal leads on tallies by Ryan Carpenter and Michael Haley but twice Binghamton Senators forward Ryan Dzingel turned WorSharks turnovers into goals to send the two teams into overtime, where Worcester defenseman Matt Taormina converted in the new three on three portion of the extra stanza to [...]

A closer look at the WorSharks 2014-15 schedule

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Never let it be said I wouldn’t steal a blogging idea to help Worcester Sharks fans get a better understanding of what the team faces in the upcoming season. Good friend Michael Fornabaio over at the Connecticut Post wrote a blog post where he looked at the number of three-in-three weekends the Bridgeport Sound Tigers [...]

WorSharks announce 2014-2015 regular season schedule

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The long awaited AHL schedule was released today, and it’s more of the same for the Worcester Sharks as they will once again play a division heavy schedule as 40 of their 76 games will be played against their Atlantic Division rivals. With games split evenly home and away the WorSharks will face the Providence [...]

2013-2014 WorSharks final report card

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, May 12, 2014

As the American Hockey League playoffs swing through the second round and more teams join the Worcester Sharks in having the rest of the spring off it’s time to grade the WorSharks players. We’ve set the limit at 38 games played–half the season–and are only grading players that finished the season playing in the organization. [...]

WorSharks end disappointing season on up note with 2-0 whitewashing of Providence

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Worcester Sharks were hoping to play spoiler in Saturday night’s game against the Providence Bruins, but with all the AHL’s Eastern Conference playoff teams determined on Friday all the WorSharks were doing was playing for pride, and they showed lots of it after Troy Grosenick’s 23 saves and Eriah Hayes and Travis Oleksuk lit [...]

WorSharks blanked for seventh time this season

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Worcester Sharks had a game scheduled for Friday night at the DCU Center against the St. John’s IceCaps but apparently no one told the players as the WorSharks were dominated in every single way possible in a hockey game and lost 6-0 in front of 4,909 fans, whose jeering of Worcester head coach Roy [...]

WorSharks Booster Club announces award winners

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, April 14, 2014

Worcester Sharks Booster Club President Rich Lundin announced the winners of the 2013-2014 Booster Club awards at a dinner held Monday night at the DCU Center to honor the Worcester Sharks. Club members voted for each award in late March/early April. The winners were: Best Offensive Player – Daniil Tarasov Best Defensive Player – Konrad [...]