Archive for December, 2011

WorSharks enjoy a dinner of Whale, beat Connecticut 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Worcester Sharks surrendered one goal leads three different times but made their fourth tally of the night stand up in route to defeating the Connecticut Whale 4-3 Friday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of a crowd of 5,091 fans. Worcester has had some issues lately by giving up goals [...]

WorSharks from the past: where are they playing now?

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Friday, December 30, 2011

Prior to the WorSharks playing in Worcester the city was the home to the IceCats (1994-2005), the NHL affiliate of the St Louis Blues with the occasional duel affiliation with the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders thrown into the mix in the early seasons. I recently posted a a list on AHLfans.net of players [...]

WorSharks snap skid against Manchester, defeat Monarchs 3-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Worcester Sharks could only muster one win against the Manchester Monarchs in their previous six meetings this season, and were mired in a five game losing streak to their division rivals but thanks to multiple point nights from Curt Gogol and Ryan Del Monte plus a solid goaltending performance from Harri Sateri the WorSharks [...]

WorSharks fight their way to 3-2 overtime win in Portland

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Worcester Sharks started their post holiday schedule about 20 minutes after their opponents did but after falling behind 2-0 early battled back–both literally and figuratively–to defeat the Portland Pirates 3-2 in overtime Monday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine to send home most of the 5,230 fans disappointed. It would [...]

WorSharks lose to Springfield 6-3; Niittymaki’s numbers don’t reflect his play on ice

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Friday, December 23, 2011

The Worcester Sharks returned home Wednesday night after a seven game road trip and played one of their worst games of the season that resulted in a 6-3 loss to the Springfield Falcons in a game that wasn’t anywhere near as close as the score indicates. The less said about the contest the better, but [...]

WorSharks run out of gas in Manchester, lose 3-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Worcester Sharks had tired legs after playing last night in Binghamton, New York while their opponent had the night off and it showed on the scoreboard as the WorSharks end their season long seven game road trip with a 3-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, [...]

WorSharks complete sweep of Senators with 5-2 victory in Binghamton

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Worcester Sharks played their second game in New York in 24 hours and in a contest that was a lot like Friday’s win in Albany the WorSharks fell behind early only to charge back to take control to eventually defeat the defending Calder Cup champion Binghamton Senators 5-2 Saturday night at the Broome County [...]

WorSharks look Niitty in 5-1 win in Albany

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Worcester Sharks season long seven game road trip meandered its way into the Empire State where the WorSharks found themselves down early, but as quick as you could say “never give up” they were back to even and eventually scored five unanswered goals to defeat the Albany Devils 5-1 Friday night at the Times [...]

WorSharks are turning into road warriors with 2-1 win over Springfield

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Worcester Sharks continued their season long seven game road trip with a quick trip an hour west down the Mass Pike and grabbed another two points after defeating the Springfield Falcons 2-1 at the MassMutual Center Tuesday night in Springfield, Massachusetts in front of an intimate crowd of 2165. The WorSharks picked up where [...]

WorSharks bounce back in third period to stun IceCaps 5-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Worcester Sharks found themselves down by two goals in the second period again at St. John’s, but used a couple of lucky bounces along the way to score four unanswered third period goals to defeat the St. John’s IceCaps 5-3 Sunday afternoon at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Just like [...]

WorSharks melt IceCaps with late game winning goal

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011

Despite scoring first the Worcester Sharks found themselves trailing by two goals before half the game was over, but WorSharks offense finally showed signs of life and scored three goals in a row to shock the St. John’s IceCaps 4-3 Friday night at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. After landing in [...]

WorSharks hit the quarter pole needing more offense

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Friday, December 9, 2011

As the first quarter comes to an end–technically with the new 76 game regular season it passed after Saturday’s game–we take our usual look at what’s transpired so far with the Worcester Sharks through the opening part of their season. Taking a peek at the standings it appears like the WorSharks, who sit in third [...]

WorSharks begin seven game road trip with 2-1 shootout loss in Manchester

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Worcester Sharks started their longest road trip of the season with a short journey north to Manchester to take on the Monarchs Sunday afternoon, and their offensive woes continued as the WorSharks dropped a 2-1 shootout decision in a fight filled contest at the Verizon Wireless Center. Monarchs netminder Jeff Zatkoff is a pretty [...]

WorSharks bobble but they don’t fall down, defeat Binghamton 2-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Worcester Sharks spent the first 51 minutes of Saturday night’s contest being unable to score but also keeping the Binghamton Senators off the board before surrendering the first goal of the game, but the offensively challenged WorSharks squad continued plugging away and scored two late third period goals to defeat the defending Calder Cup [...]

WorSharks bounce back to defeat Falcons 4-3

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Worcester Sharks found themselves trailing by a goal on three separate occasions and all three times battled back to tie the game, and then used a lucky bounce in overtime to defeat the Springfield Falcons 4-3 Friday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. With goals being at a premium lately the WorSharks [...]