Hamilton scores twice shorthanded late in 4-2 win

Worcester Sharks at Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
Mohegan Sun Arena
April 19, 2013
Meeting 4 of 4 vs. the Penguins
Sharks went 2-2-0-0 vs. the Penguins this season

Hamilton scores twice shorthanded late in 4-2 win

Sharks break the Penguins seven game win streak

WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, PA – The Worcester Sharks (31-34-4-6, 72pts) defeated the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (42-29-2-2, 88pts) by the count of 4-2 on Friday evening in front of 7,995 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sharks close out their regular season schedule on Saturday with a 7:30pm start vs. the Crunch in Syracuse, NY.

Alex Stalock made 20 saves in net in his 17th victory of the season as Worcester dressed 12 rookies and seven players on ATO’s. Adam Comrie (1-2-3) recorded three points and Rylan Schwartz (Colorado College) scored his first professional goal before Freddie Hamilton scored twice shorthanded in the final two minutes of the game that featured 105 penalty minutes.

Each team scored in a feisty first period of play. Adam Payerl (3rd) put home his own rebound try past Alex Stalock at 3:08 to put the Penguins ahead 1-0. The Sharks would tie the score at 1-1 at 14:39 after a great rush by defenseman Adam Comrie as he skated down the left wall and was able to wrap around a shot on net that allowed Rylan Schwartz(1st) to score his 1st professional goal after he roofed a back hander past Jeff Zatkoff. Worcester outshot the Penguins 9-6 in the first period.

Neither team found the back of the net in the middle frame with each team firing seven shots on goal and each team 0-1 on the power play as we headed to the third period tied 1-1.

All sorts of action occurred in the third period with four total goals and 89 combined penalty minutes. Adam Comrie (3rd) gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead with a power play blast from 40 feet at 6:00 of the third period. On the next shift, chaos broke out after Bobby Farnum received a major penalty for boarding Eriah Hayes in the Sharks zone. Several fights broke out with Taylor Doherty and Nick Petrecki ejected for fighting and Farnum and Alex Grant ejected for the Penguins at 6:19. Wilkes-Barre tied the score at 2-2 at 2:56 as Riley Holzapfel (21st) slammed home a rebound to even the score. With the Sharks shorthanded late, Freddie Hamilton (12th) broke down the left wing and used Adam Comrie as a decoy and fired a wicked shot past Zatkoff at 18:06 to put Worcester ahead 3-2. Hamilton (13th) fired the puck into an empty net at 19:02 to secure a 4-2 Sharks victory.

Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Rile Holzapfel (1-0-1) 2nd star: Adam Comrie (1-2-3) 1st star: Freddie Hamilton (2-0-2)… Final shots were 25-22 in favor of Worcester…Jeff Zatkoff made 21 saves on 24 shots for the Penguins… Alex Stalock made 20 saves on 22 shots for Worcester in the win…. Worcester went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Wilkes-Barre Scranton went 0-for-4… Dane Walters (scr), Tommy Grant (inj), Bracken Kearns (inj), Marek Viedensky (inj), John McCarthy (inj), Mike Brennan (scr), Curt Gogol (scr), Christophe Lalancette (scr), Yanni Gourde (inj), Matt Pelech (inj), Bracken Kearns (scr) and Brodie Reid (inj) did not dress for Worcester… Taylor Doherty, Sena Acolatse, and James Livingston wore the alternate captain A’s for Worcester…. the Sharks were whistled for 58 penalty minutes (Doherty 23, Petrecki 15, Bonneau 10)… Freddie Hamilton scored his team leading 4th game winning goal for Worcester.

Coming up…

On Saturday, April 20th, the Sharks head to Syracuse, NY for the final game of the season with a 7:30pm match vs. the Crunch!

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