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December 3, 2004 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Worcester IceCats News Release

WORCESTER, MA – Friday night at the DCU Center the Hershey Bears beat the Worcester IceCats 1-0 in the ‘Cats first-ever shootout. Worcester goaltender Curtis Sanford and Hershey’s Tom Lawson dueled to a 0-0 regulation and overtime tie. The Bears then beat Sanford once in the five-round shootout to steal an extra point.

The game was just Worcester’s fourth scoreless tie in franchise history. The last time both teams went 65 minutes without scoring a goal was April 10, 2004, as the ‘Cats and Providence Bruins battled to a double-zero. Sanford made 29 saves in that game for the ‘Cats.

Sanford and Lawson mirrored each other with impressive saves throughout, and only David Masse found the back of the net in the shootout to give the Chocolatetowners the win.

Hershey held the IceCat scoreless on four power play attempts, extending Worcester’s scoreless streak to 0-for-23 on the man-advantage in their last four games.

The IceCats still earned a point in the loss and are now 11-7-1-1 for 24 total points. They host the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night, December 4th, at 7:05 PM on Dora the Explorer night.

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