The Worcester Sharks schedule had them playing Wednesday morning in Manchester, but based on their performance it was as if the WorSharks missed their wakeup call as they were thoroughly outplayed by the Monarchs in a 5-1 loss at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire in front of a crowd of 8,296 that included thousands of screaming students. Evan Trupp had the only goal for Worcester, and J.P. Anderson had 35 saves in the losing effort.
Evan Trupp had the Worcester Sharks lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Manchester
Monarchs Wednesday morning in New Hampshire. File photo courtesy of TEAMSHRED
For video highlights, such as they are, we’ll use the Monarchs YouTube channel.
Scratches for Worcester were Jimmy Bonneau, Petter Emanuelsson (shoulder), and Gus Young. Aaron Dell was in his customary spot as backup goaltender. Word from Bill Ballou of the Telegram is Emanuelsson underwent surgery earlier this week and will miss up to four months.
With the 10am local start this writer was not around to cover the game and after watching the “highlights” has no intention of wasting his time in doing it in the future. We’ll just chalk it up to “one of those games” and move on to Friday’s contest in Allentown, PA against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. If folks are truly interested in the specifics they can check out Ballou’s game story, and both the WorSharks and Monarchs have their takes on the game.
The three stars of the game were
1. MCH – 22 Brian O’Neill (2g,a)
2. MCH – 10 Zach O’Brien (g,a)
3. MCH – 37 Nick Shore (2a)
Looking at the box score this one is easy, the Sharkspage player of the game is Evan Trupp
Even strength lines, courtesy of Sharkspage minion Tyler Lowell:
Worcester 0 1 0 – 1
Manchester 1 2 2 – 5
1st Period-1, Manchester, O’Brien 1 (Shore, O’Neill), 10:47. Penalties-Karlsson Wor (tripping), 0:25; Langlois Wor (tripping), 11:20; Crescenzi Mch (goaltender interference), 14:30.
2nd Period-2, Manchester, O’Neill 5 7:58 (SH). 3, Worcester, Trupp 3 (Schwartz, Tierney), 9:31. 4, Manchester, O’Neill 6 (Shore, O’Brien), 10:15. Penalties-Schwartz Wor (high-sticking), 4:04; Forbort Mch (holding), 6:59; Hayes Wor (hooking), 11:52; Hayes Wor (roughing), 14:30; Forbort Mch (roughing), 14:30.
3rd Period-5, Manchester, Miller 5 (Auger, Weal), 5:59. 6, Manchester, Gravel 1 (Sabourin), 19:45. Penalties-Tierney Wor (delay of game), 2:36; Crescenzi Mch (roughing), 6:24; Doherty Wor (fighting), 8:53; Sabourin Mch (fighting), 8:53.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 6-10-7-23. Manchester 18-12-10-40.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 3; Manchester 0 / 5.
Goalies-Worcester, Anderson 1-4-0 (40 shots-35 saves). Manchester, Berube 8-3-0 (23 shots-22 saves).
Referees-Ryan Hersey (8), Geoff Miller (28).
Linesmen-Pat Turcotte (75), Alex Stagnone (7).