Stalberg the hero on Heroes Night at DCU Center

Providence Bruins at Worcester Sharks
DCU Center
March 23, 2013
Meeting 12 of 12 vs. the Bruins
Sharks are 6-3-0-3 vs. the Bruins this season


Stalberg the hero on Heroes Night at DCU Center
Sharks defeat Bruins 5-3 in front of 6,557 at DCU Center in Worcester

Worcester, MA– Five different goal scorers led the Worcester Sharks (29-25-1-6, 66pts) to a 5-3 win over the Atlantic Division leading Providence Bruins (39-20-0-5, 83pts) on Saturday evening in front of 6,557 fans at the DCU Center. The Sharks close out the 3-in-3 weekend with a 3pm start vs. the Hersey Bears at the DCU Center on Sunday.

The Sharks broke a five game losing skid against the Bruins to finish the season series 6-3-0-3. Freddie Hamilton, Peter Sivak, Travis Oleksuk, Sebastian Stalberg, and Denny Urban all scored for Worcester while Harri Sateri made 28 saves in net in his 8th straight start. Matt Tennyson and John McCarthy added two assists in a game that saw only three minor penalties.

A quick moving first period saw no penalties and a goal from each side. Freddie Hamilton (9th) gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead at 16:09 after Yanni Gourde found him all alone in front of Hutchinson’s crease. Hamilton wrapped the puck around a fallen Hutchinson after Matt Tennyson kept the puck in at the blue line. The Bruins tied the score late in the first period as Jamie Tardif (27th) sent a wicked snap shot from the center slot through a screen and past the glove of Harri Sateri at 19:17. Providence outshot Worcester 8-7 through 20 minutes of play.

The Sharks broke out to a 3-1 lead after Peter Sivak’s (1st) first AHL goal at 3:33 followed by Travis Oleksuk (3rd) at 10:57 as the Sharks took the charge early. But the Bruins came barreling back to tie the score at 3-3. Carter Camper (7th) blasted a one timer at 16:04 and Torey Krug (10th) struck on the power play with 12 seconds left in the frame to set the score even through 40 minutes.

It took over 10 minutes for the Sharks to register a shot in the third period but they would grab their third lead of the game with a power play strike at 15:04 to take a 4-3 lead. Sebastian Stalberg (10th) fired a swing-a-rama shot from on top of the circles for the game winner and Denny Urban (4th) added insurance with a tough angle score past Hutchinson at 18:39. Harri Sateri was perfect in the third period with 11 saves for his 14th win of the season.

The Sharks overall record improves to 29-25-1-6 (65pts in 61gp) and 13-11-1-4 (31pts in 29gp) on home ice this season.

Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Kevan Miller (0-2-2) 2nd star: Matt Tennyson (0-2-2) 1st star: Sebastian Stalberg (GWG)… Final shots were 31-20 in favor of Providence… Michael Hutchinson made 15 saves on 20 shots for Providence in his 3rd straight start… Harri Sateri made 28 saves on 31 shots for Worcester in his 8th straight start…. Worcester went 1-for-2 on the power play, while Providence went 1-for-1… Curt Gogol (inj), Mike Brennan (scr), Nick Petrecki (scr), Marek Viedensky (inj), Jimmy Bonneau (scr), and Brodie Reid(inj) did not dress for Worcester… the Sharks finished the 12 game season series with a 6-3-0-3 vs. Providence this season and 34-36-8 all-time vs. the Bruins in 78 career meetings…. Defenseman Derek Joslin played his first game for Worcester after being reassigned by Vancouver (NHL) from Chicago (AHL) and added an assist – it was Joslin’s 202nd game in a Worcester Sharks sweater…. Yanni Gourde extended his point streak to four games with an assist (1-3-4)…. 31-year-old Peter Sivak scored his 1st AHL goal in just his 2nd game with the Sharks after scoring 33 this season with the SF Bulls…. Rookie Lane Schiedl picked up his first career point with an assist on the Travis Oleksuk goal… the goal for Oleksuk snapped a 29 game goalless drought… before the game the Worcester Fire Department defeated the Worcester Police Department 5-2 in the annual Guns N Hoses game.

Coming up…
The first 500 kids 12-and-under will receive a free Worcester Sharks jersey courtesy of Saint Vincent Hospital when the Sharks host the Hershey Bears at 3pm on Sunday! Make sure to arrive to the DCU Center early to secure a Sharks jersey for your youngster! (doors open at 2pm). The first 108 fans will receive a ruler and everyone is invited to vote in the first ever Snow Poll! Kid’s tickets are just $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket at every Sunday home game! Wish FINZ a happy birthday this Sunday at the DCU Center!

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