Jones and Kozun do it again vs. Worcester

Worcester Sharks at Manchester Monarchs
Verizon Wireless Arena
April 14, 2013
Meeting 12 of 12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks went 5-6-1-0 vs. the Monarchs this season

Jones and Kozun do it again vs. Worcester
Sharks fall 3-0 in Manchester on Sunday afternoon

Manchester, NH– The Worcester Sharks (30-33-4-6, 70pts) fell to the Manchester Monarchs (35-31-3-4, 77pts) by the count of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon in front of 9,019 fans at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Sharks host the Springfield Falcons on Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm for the final regular season home game.

Alex Stalock was excellent in goal with 24 saves in the loss as Worcester dressed 12 rookies, eight players on ATO’s, and just seven players from their opening night lineup on Oct 12. The Monarchs scored three times in the third period and Martin Jones picked up his 6th win against Worcester this season with a 32 save shutout.

Worcester outshot Manchester 11-5 in the opening frame as neither team could find the back of the net. Rookie Matt Nieto had the best try for Worcester on the power play midway through the period after a great feed by Riley Brace and Brandon Kozun hit the crossbar for the Monarchs with three minutes remaining. There was no score through 20 minutes.

Manchester fired seven shots on Alex Stalock in the middle frame and Martin Jones made six more saves for the Monarchs as neither team found the back of the net. After the final horn, a skirmish developed that involved all ten skaters to set the tone for the final period.

The Monarchs scored three times in the third period for a 3-0 win. Brandon Kozun (26th) buried a rebound past Stalock at 9:05 for the eventual game winner, it was the 6th goal Kozun scored against Worcester this season. Manchester scored two shorthanded goals late as Linden Vey (21st) finished off a 2-on-1 rush at 17:56 and Marc-Andre Cliché fired the puck into the empty net at 19:07 to seal the victory.

Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Tanner Pearson (0-1-1) 2nd star: Martin Jones (32 saves, W) 1st star: Brandon Kozun (GWG)… Final shots were 32-27 in favor of Worcester…Martin Jones made 32 saves on 32 shots for Manchester in his 11th straight start… Alex Stalock made 24 saves on 26 shots for Worcester in the loss…. Worcester went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Manchester went 0-for-2… the Sharks are now 4-for-53 on the power play in their last 15 games….Curt Gogol (inj), Bracken Kearns (inj), Marek Viedensky (inj), John McCarthy (inj), Mike Brennan (scr), Jimmy Bonneau (scr), Christophe Lalancette (scr), Yanni Gourde (inj), Denny Urban (scr), Matt Pelech (inj), Bracken Kearns (inj) and Brodie Reid (inj) did not dress for Worcester… Derek Joslin knocked down Hunter Bishop with a wicked right hand in a ferocious fight early in the 3rd period in the games only scrap….Taylor Doherty, Sena Acolatse, and James Livingston wore the alternate captain A’s for Worcester.

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