Sharks cant solve Jones in 3-1 loss to Monarchs

Manchester Monarchs at Worcester Sharks
DCU Center
March 27, 2013
Meeting 10 of 12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks are 5-5-0-0 vs. the Monarchs this season

Sharks can’t solve Jones in 3-1 loss to Monarchs
Peter Sivak scores only goal in loss to Manchester

Worcester, MA– The Worcester Sharks (29-27-1-6, 65pts) fell to their Atlantic Division rivals the Manchester Monarchs (31-28-3-4, 69pts) on Wednesday evening in front of 1,908 fans at the DCU Center. With the loss, the Sharks remain six points behind the 8th place Hershey Bears in the Eastern Conference playoff picture with two games in hand and 13 games remaining.

Harri Sateri made 22 saves on 25 shots in his 10th straight start in goal for Worcester before he was replaced by Thomas Heemskerk at 7:18 of the second period and the Sharks trailing 3-0. Peter Sivak scored the only goal for Worcester as Martin Jones made 40 saves for the win.

Manchester held the majority of the puck possession in the opening frame and scored the only goal of the period after defenseman Justin LoVerde (2nd) slammed home a third rebound attempt past Harri Sateri at 8:59. Manchester outshot Worcester 13-9 in the first period as the Sharks trailed 1-0.

The Monarchs grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the 2nd period to chase goaltender Harri Sateri. A quick power play goal by David Kolomatis (6th) with a wicked shot from the left circle through a screen game the Monarchs a 2-0 advantage. Brandon Kozun (24th) gave Manchester a 3-0 lead with a snipe on the rush at 7:18 on the Monarchs 25th shot on goal. Thomas Heemskerk replaced Sateri and the Sharks would finally found the back of the net at 13:32. Peter Sivak (2nd) finished off a nice give and go with Bracken Kearns to get the Sharks within striking distance through 40 minutes of play.

Neither team would score in the third period as Worcester fired 19 shots on Martin Jones to take the 41-34 lead on the shot clock but it wasn’t enough as the Monarchs held on for the 3-1 win.

The Sharks overall record falls to 29-27-1-6 (65pts in 63gp) and 13-13-1-4 (31pts in 31gp) on home ice this season.

Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Martin Jones (40 saves, W) 2nd star: Brandon Kozun (1-0-1) 1st star: Vincent LoVerde (1-0-1)… Final shots were 41-34 in favor of Worcester… Martin Jones made 40 saves on 41 shots for Manchester… Harri Sateri made 22 saves on 25 shots for Worcester in his 10th straight start and Thomas Heemskerk made nine saves in relief…. Worcester went 0-for-5 on the power play, while Manchester went 1-for-4… Curt Gogol (inj), Taylor Doherty (scr), Nick Petrecki (inj), Marek Viedensky (inj), Jimmy Bonneau (scr), Lane Scheidl (scr), and Brodie Reid(inj) did not dress for Worcester… the Sharks are now 33-33-4 in 70 all-time meetings vs. the Manchester Monarchs.

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