The Worcester Sharks continued their pre-Christmas swing through Pennsylvania with a 90 or so minutes trek south from Wilkes-Barre to Hershey, and for at least 24 hours the WorSharks turned it from Chocolatetown to Sharks Territory as Freddie Hamilton netted two goals sandwiched around a Matt Tennyson tally to defeat the Bears 3-2 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania in front of a crowd of 8,744. The two squads will meet again Sunday afternoon as Worcester goes for a rare “Pennsylvania Sweep”.
Worcester's Freddie Hamilton scored two goals in the WorSharks 3-2 road win over the
Hershey Bears Saturday night. Hamilton now has a five game points streak (6g-3a-9pts).
File photo courtesy of TEAMSHRED
For game highlights instead of our normal look at AHLlive we’ll use the video supplied by the Hershey Bears.
Scratches for the WorSharks were Sena Acolatse, Matt Pelech (shoulder), Nick Petrecki (back), Lane Scheidl (knee), Sebastian Stalberg, and Daniil Tarasov (groin). Harri Sateri was the back-up goaltender. Once again Worcester has Petrecki listed as a healthy scratch, but based on comments told to Sharkspage Saturday morning we will, at least for now, continue to list him as an injury scratch.
This writer was otherwise occupied last night and didn’t see any of the game other than the highlights package. With Bill Ballou not making the trip to the Keystone State we’re left with Tim Leone of The Patriot News supplying some of the in-game details. His game story and notes column can be found at their respective links. As per usual, the WorSharks and Bears each have their unique perspective on the game.
The three stars of the game were
1. WOR – 12 Freddie Hamilton (2g,a)
2. WOR – 5 Matt Tennyson (g,a)
3. HER – 32 Nicolas Deschamps (g,a)
Just looking at the score sheet we’ll pick Troy Grosenick as the Sharkspage player of the game.
Worcester 2 0 1 – 3
Hershey 0 1 1 – 2
1st Period-1, Worcester, Hamilton 8 15:16. 2, Worcester, Tennyson 2 (Kearns, Hamilton), 16:59 (PP). Penalties-Byers Her (roughing), 4:17; Tennyson Wor (delay of game), 7:52; DaSilva Wor (holding), 13:01; Rechlicz Her (charging), 16:23.
2nd Period-3, Hershey, Brouillette 5 (Schmidt, Deschamps), 8:04 (PP). Penalties-Doherty Wor (double minor – high-sticking), 4:10; Byers Her (hooking), 5:28; DeMelo Wor (cross-checking), 6:12; Davison Wor (delay of game), 6:39; Schmidt Her (tripping), 13:53.
3rd Period-4, Worcester, Hamilton 9 (Tennyson, Hayes), 12:12 (PP). 5, Hershey, Deschamps 7 (Mitchell, Watkins), 15:49. Penalties-Segal Her (cross-checking), 10:49; Strachan Her (delay of game), 11:05; Davison Wor (holding), 19:41.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 12-9-16-37. Hershey 10-11-10-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 2 / 5; Hershey 1 / 7.
Goalies-Worcester, Grosenick 6-3-0 (31 shots-29 saves). Hershey, Leggio 6-8-2 (37 shots-34 saves).
Referees-Ryan Fraser (14), Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Scott Adams (20), Bob Goodman (90).