January 3, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Worcester Railers HC
Manchester, NH - The Worcester Railers HC (12-13-2-2, 28pts) closed out 2017 with a last minute 4-2 loss to the first place Manchester Monarchs (21-10-1-1, 44pts) in front of 7,118 fans at the SNHU Arena on Sunday evening.¬†
Neither team found the back of the net in the first period as Railers goaltender Mitch Gillam made several nice stops and had 14 saves total through 20 minutes of play.¬†Worcester was only able to manage seven shots on Charles Williams in a quick moving opening frame.
The Railers had good buzz to open the second frame and Nick Saracino (3rd) was able to tap home a loose puck rebound at 2:31 after the initial shot by Kellen Jones was stopped by Charles Williams.¬†The Monarchs would answer back with a pair of goals just 2:23 apart midway through the period.¬†Michael Doherty (7th) scored his 5th goal against the Railers this season at 11:00 followed by a goal mouth scramble strike by Zac Lynch (16th) at 13:23. Worcester trailed 2-1 through 40 minutes of play as shots were 20-19 Monarchs.
Notes :¬† Three Stars: 3rd star: Sam Kurker (Goal) 2nd star: Zac Lynch (Goal) 1st star: Woody Hudson (2 goals) ...Final shots were 34-25 in favor of Worcester... Charles Williams (12-5-1) made 30 saves on 34 shots for Manchester.... Mitch Gillam (5-5-0) made 20 saves on 24 shots for Worcester... Eamon McAdam was the backup goalie .... Worcester went 1-for-4 on the power play while Manchester went 2-for-2.... Barry Almeida (inj), Matty Gaudreau (inj), and Josh Monk (inj) did not dress for Worcester.... forward Chris Langkow is still with the Hartford Wolfpack (AHL) on a PTO.... Woody Hudson has scored four goals in the last three games...Wade Murphy (0-3-3) have a three-game point streak...the Railers signed defenseman Sean Gammage before the game from the Birmingham Bulls of the SPHL - Gammage will report to Worcester on Monday.... Ashton Rome and Kellen Jones picked up assists for Worcester...
What\'s on track?
The Railers host the Reading Royals on Wednesday, Jan 3 at 7:05pm.¬†Score $5 off any ticket at the Box Office when you show your Price Chopper Advantage Card for any Wednesday night game!
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