WorSharks sleepwalk through 8-2 loss to Providence

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment


The Worcester Sharks ended their five game road trip with a Sunday afternoon contest against the Providence Bruins. Or, maybe more correctly, the schedule said there was a game in Providence because for the most part the WorSharks acted like their road trip was already over as they pulled a virtual no show in a 8-2 loss to the Baby-Bs at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island in front of 8,692 fans.


Worcester Sharks rookie defenseman Dylan DeMelo scored his first professional goal Sunday afternoon,
but it was far too little to help as the WorSharks dropped an 8-2 contest to the Providence Bruins.
File photo courtesy of TEAMSHRED

Post time is long before the highlight packages are available from AHLlive.com. There’s nothing worth watching anyway.

Scratches for Worcester were Konrad Abeltshauser (healthy), Matt Pelech (hand), and Lane Scheidl (knee). Troy Grosenick was the back-up goaltender. Despite their being no official announcement by the WorSharks of the signing of Yanni Gourde, it’s expected he’ll be in town tomorrow. Just after the WorSharks game ended San Jose reassigned center Freddie Hamilton to Worcester.

DeMelo’s goal broke a scoreless streak for Worcester of 174:43 against Providence, by far the team record for longest scoreless streak against a single opponent in WorSharks team history. The eight goal allowed by Worcester ties the most in WorSharks franchise history. They also gave up eight in an 8-3 loss to the Portland Pirates on January 15th, 2011. This writer vividly remembers that loss to the Pirates as several of us walked about a mile and a half from the Cumberland Country Civic Center in frigid temperatures to go to a brew pub. It was 3-3 entering the third when the wheels fell off for Carter Hutton. We never went back to that brew pub. That showed ‘em.

The three stars of the game were
1. PRO – 15 Anthony Camara (2g,a)
2. PRO – 2 Ben Youds (g,2a)
3. PRO – 5 David Warsofsky (2a)

The Sharkspage player of the game is Marek Viedensky.

BOXSCORE

Worcester 0 1 1 – 2
Providence 3 2 3 – 8

1st Period-1, Providence, Johnson 14 (Khokhlachev, Warsofsky), 2:33. 2, Providence, Camper 8 (Florek, Youds), 4:45. 3, Providence, Camara 5 (Cherniwchan, Casto), 5:46. Penalties-DaSilva Wor (slashing), 0:26; Trotman Pro (hooking), 13:27; Cherniwchan Pro (tripping), 17:47.

2nd Period-4, Providence, Cunningham 13 (Griffith, Florek), 6:34 (PP). 5, Worcester, DeMelo 1 (Viedensky, Comrie), 16:10 (PP). 6, Providence, Youds 2 (Johnson, Khokhlachev), 18:58. Penalties-Reid Wor (tripping), 4:34; DaSilva Wor (tripping), 7:43; Robins Pro (delay of game), 14:56; Moore Pro (delay of game), 15:05; DaSilva Wor (delay of game – faceoff violation), 16:42.

3rd Period-7, Providence, Casto 2 (Camara, Robins), 5:59. 8, Providence, Camara 6 (Camper, Youds), 7:21 (PP). 9, Providence, Flick 1 (Casto, Warsofsky), 13:32 (PP). 10, Worcester, Oleksuk 4 (DaSilva, Viedensky), 16:30. Penalties-Bonneau Wor (goaltender interference), 2:54; Acolatse Wor (tripping), 7:07; DeMelo Wor (interference), 12:52; Gogol Wor (high-sticking), 18:19.

Shots on Goal-Worcester 11-12-12-35. Providence 9-17-13-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 1 / 4; Providence 3 / 8.
Goalies-Worcester, Sateri 8-12-1 (39 shots-31 saves). Providence, Subban 6-6-2 (35 shots-33 saves).
A-8,692
Referees-Ryan Hersey (8), Jarrod Ragusin (54).
Linesmen-Kevin Keenan (22), Jack Millea (23).

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