The Worcester Sharks returned to New England after getting just one point in a two game swing into Norfolk last weekend and for 57 minutes of Friday night’s contest against the Portland Pirates played like they were still on the 12 hour bus ride back from Virginia and were overwhelmed in every aspect of the game in dropping at 7-4 contest at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine in front of 3,737 fans.
Because of video issues from the Androscoggin Bank Colisee Sharkspage was unable to see any of the game, so for the lowlights fans can check out Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and his game story and notes column. Paul Betit of the Press Herald has his story that contains a couple photos. Old friend Chris Roy, who writes for the Maine Hockey Journal, has his first Pirates story for the Sun Journal out of Lewiston.
And as usual the WorSharks have their side of the story on their official website. The Pirates site has not been updated at press time.
The WorSharks scratches were Danny Groulx, Taylor Doherty, Curt Gogol, Daniil Tarasov, Marek Viedensky, Jimmy Bonneau, and Brodie Reid. Harri Sateri was the backup.
The Sharkspage player of the game was Freddie Hamilton.
Worcester 3 1 0 – 4
Portland 3 3 1 – 7
1st Period-1, Portland, Hextall 1 (Bolduc), 1:52 (SH). 2, Portland, Conner 1 (Goncharov, Werek), 4:19. 3, Worcester, Stalberg 3 (Tennyson, Irwin), 11:39 (PP). 4, Worcester, Acolatse 1 (Matsumoto, Stalock), 14:01 (PP). 5, Worcester, Gourde 2 (Hamilton, Kearns), 14:45. 6, Portland, Ekman-Larsson 2 (Brown, Rundblad), 15:09 (PP). Penalties-Goncharov Por (holding), 1:37; Lane Por (hooking), 11:21; Klinkhammer Por (hooking), 12:34; Stalberg Wor (tripping), 15:35; Gourde Wor (tripping), 18:08.
2nd Period-7, Portland, Conner 2 (Miele, Ekman-Larsson), 2:31. 8, Portland, Bolduc 1 (Szwarz, Klinkhammer), 9:20. 9, Worcester, Kennedy 1 (Hamilton, McCarthy), 13:42. 10, Portland, Ekman-Larsson 3 (Goncharov, Conner), 17:11. Penalties-Petrecki Wor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:36; Shinnimin Por (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:36; Shinnimin Por (roughing), 18:48.
3rd Period-11, Portland, Miele 2 (Conner, Rundblad), 16:56 (PP). Penalties-McLaren Wor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:09; Brown Por (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:09; Summers Por (tripping), 4:27; Shinnimin Por (delay of game), 8:48; Sheppard Wor (cross-checking), 15:08; Tam Wor (roughing), 18:32; Bolduc Por (roughing), 18:32.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 9-12-8-29. Portland 12-10-7-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 2 / 6; Portland 2 / 3.
Goalies-Worcester, Stalock 0-2-0 (29 shots-22 saves). Portland, Visentin 1-0-0 (29 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Jean-Philippe Sylvain (16).
Linesmen-Joe Andrews (32), Landon Bathe (80).