The Worcester Sharks ended 2013 the same way they began it, on the road and not being able to put the puck in the net. Unlike their first game of the year the WorSharks did light the lamp once, but a late goal against killed any potential happy ending as Worcester dropped a 2-1 decision to the Adirondack Phantoms Tuesday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York in front of 3,381. The WorSharks finished 2013 with a less than impressive record of 27-35-6-5.
WorSharks forward Marek Viedensky had Worcester's lone goal in a 2-1 New Year's Eve loss
to the Adirondack Phantoms. Goaltender Harri Sateri had 29 saves in a losing effort.
File photo courtesy of TEAMSHRED
For the last time in 2013 we’ll point to AHLlive.com for highlights.
Scratches for the WorSharks were Konrad Abeltshauser, Sena Acolatse, Matt Pelech, and Lane Scheidl (knee). Troy Grosenick was the backup goaltender. Earlier this week the Worcester Shuttle once again made a stop on the east coast to pick up Freddie Hamilton. Just as the injury list for the WorSharks was clearing up it looks like captain Rob Davison could be added to it. Davison was injured late in the second period after he threw a monster check against Phantoms’ defenseman Mark Alt. Both were shaken up on the play but Alt returned to start the third period. If there was any way Davison could have played the final period he would have as Worcester was already down a defenseman due to Taylor Doherty’s game misconduct penalty for being in a secondary altercation in the first period.
Barring a post season meeting this was the last trip to Glens Falls to play the Phantoms the WorSharks will be making. Staring next season the Phantoms will be playing in Allentown, Pennsylvania as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. As the Glens Falls Civic Center is one of the great older arenas in the northeast hopefully they will get another AHL team to take up residence there.
The three stars of the game were
1. ADK – 35 Cal Heeter (24 saves)
2. ADK – 23 Ben Holmstrom (g)
3. ADK – 11 Kris Newbury (gwg)
The Sharkspage player of the game was Marek Viedensky.
Worcester 0 0 1 – 1
Adirondack 0 0 2 – 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Gogol Wor (fighting), 2:49; Mangene Adk (fighting), 2:49; Newbury Adk (elbowing), 8:07; Bonneau Wor (fighting), 11:15; Doherty Wor (fighting, game misconduct), 11:15; Delisle Adk (fighting, game misconduct), 11:15; FitzGerald Adk (fighting), 11:15; Gogol Wor (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 11:22; Clarkson Adk (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 11:22; Viedensky Wor (tripping), 18:55.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Newbury Adk (hooking), 3:19; Gogol Wor (cross-checking), 6:59; FitzGerald Adk (roughing), 6:59; Hayes Wor (interference), 15:22.
3rd Period-1, Adirondack, Holmstrom 6 (McGinn, Manning), 8:09 (PP). 2, Worcester, Viedensky 4 (Tennyson, Reid), 14:38. 3, Adirondack, Newbury 7 (Akeson), 18:47. Penalties-Newbury Adk (misconduct – unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:21; Brace Wor (holding), 6:24; Alt Adk (tripping), 12:36.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 8-9-8-25. Adirondack 9-11-11-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 3; Adirondack 1 / 3.
Goalies-Worcester, Sateri 7-11-1 (31 shots-29 saves). Adirondack, Heeter 11-10-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Chris Ciamaga (24).
Linesmen-Steeve Lemay (64), Frank Murphy (29).