Freddie ties it late but Sharks fall in OT 4-3

Manchester Monarchs @ Worcester Sharks
DCU Center
April 7, 2013
Meeting 11 of 12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks are 5-5-1-0 vs. the Monarchs this season


Freddie ties it late but Sharks fall in OT 4-3
Freddie Hamilton scores with 1.7 seconds remaining, but David Kolomatis wins it in OT for Manchester

Worcester, MA– The Worcester Sharks (29-31-3-6, 67pts) tied a franchise record with their 8th straight loss (0-6-2-0) dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Manchester Monarchs (32-31-3-4, 71pts) on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,715 people and 70 dogs at the DCU Center on Pucks N Paws Day. With the overtime loss, the Sharks are now eight points behind the 8th place Hershey Bears in the Eastern Conference playoff picture with seven games remaining.

Riley Brace (Mississauga – OHL) scored his first professional goal and added an assist in his first professional game for Worcester and Freddie Hamilton tied the score with 1.7 seconds remaining in the third period to force overtime. Harri Sateri made 19 saves in net and Chris Crane (Ohio St. Univ) was +1 and fired two shots in his professional debut for Worcester.

Andrew Campbell (2nd) sent a blast from the left point through traffic and past Harri Sateri at 12:12 of the opening frame for the only score of the first period. Hunter Bishop sent Derek Joslin flying into the corner boards in the Worcester zone at 18:54 which led to Yanni Gourde (3rd FM) and Bishop (1st FM) to drop the mitts. Yanni Gourde left the game and did not return due to a lower body injury and Bishop received an extra penalty for boarding. Worcester outshot Manchester 10-3 but trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes of play as Martin Jones held down the fort in net.

In the second period, the Sharks tied the score at 1-1 at 5:36 with a terrific score by Riley Brace (1st) for his first professional goal with a great snap shot from 45 feet that beat goaltender Martin Jones up high. Manchester would get the next two goals as Jordan Weal (14th) snapped a quick shot from the right circle on the power play at 9:31 followed by Brian O’Neill (3rd) deflecting home a centering feed by Nick Deslauriers at 17:39 to put Manchester ahead 3-1 through 40 minutes.

Daniil Tarasov (12th) scored on the power play just 17 seconds into the third period after Martin Jones mishandled a shot from the red line and Tarasov ripped the rebound past his blocker to get the Sharks within a goal. With Harri Sateri pulled for the extra attacker, Riley Brace found Freddie Hamilton (11th) in the left circle and Hamilton’s quick shot went through Jones with 1.7 seconds left to tie the score at 3-3 and force overtime.

In overtime, defenseman David Kolomatis (7th) capped a three point night (1-2-3) with a wicked shot from 40 feet just inside the cross bar at 1:50 to give Manchester the 4-3 overtime victory.

Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Riley Brace (1-1-2) 2nd star: Freddie Hamilton (1-1-2) 1st star: David Kolomatis (1-2-3)… Final shots were 29-23 in favor of Worcester… Martin Jones made 26 saves on 29shots for Manchester… Harri Sateri made 19 saves on 23 shots for Worcester in the loss…. Worcester went 1-for-8 on the power play, while Manchester went 1-for-4…Curt Gogol (inj), Adam Comrie (inj), Jon Matsumoto (scr), Marek Viedensky (inj), Jimmy Bonneau (scr), James Livingston (scr), Rylan Schwartz (scr), Eriah Hayes (scr), and Brodie Reid (inj) did not dress for Worcester… with the one fight; the Sharks now have 77 through 69 games…. Before the game, the Worcester Sharks signed Rylan Schwartz (Colorado College) and Eriah Hayes (Minnesota State – Mankato) to ATOs…. Peter Sivak was released from his PTO and was assigned back to the San Francisco Bulls…. The Sharks also lost eight straight (0-6-0-2) on 3/4/12-4/14/12…..the Sharks dressed 11 rookies in the game… Worcester is now 2-3 in overtime games this season.

Coming up…

The Sharks travel to Bridgeport on Tuesday to battle the Sound Tigers at 7pm.

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