Sharks fall 4-3 in scrappy preseason affair in Springfield

MassMutual Center
October 5, 2012
Preseason Game #2
Sharks fall 4-3 in scrappy preseason affair in Springfield
Hamilton, Reid, and Irwin score in loss to Falcons
SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Sharks led 1-0 and 2-1 but Falcons’ forward Jonathon Audy-Marchessault recorded three goals and added an assist as the Sharks fell 4-3 to the Springfield Falcons at the MassMutual Center in Springfield on Friday night.
Freddie Hamilton, Brodie Reid, and Matt Irwin scored for the Sharks in a game that featured six sets of fighting majors and 112 penalty minutes. Curt Gogol and Frazer McLaren each scrapped twice; while Tim Kennedy and Sena Acolatse each dropped the mitts for Worcester in a wild preseason game.
Each team scored and dropped the gloves twice in a chippy opening frame with the Sharks grabbing the lead on two different occasions. Freddie Hamilton (1st) and Brodie Reid (1st) scored for Worcester with Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (1st) and Ryan Johansen (1st) getting the markers for the Falcons. Springfield held a 10-7 shot advantage through 20 minutes of play with the two teams combining for 38 minutes of penalties.
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (2nd and 3rd) scored two goals in the first five minutes of play in the middle frame for the hat trick and a 4-2 Falcons advantage. Neither team would find the back of the net the rest of the period as the Sharks trailed by a pair of goals through 40 minutes.
Matt Irwin (1st) sent a blast by Springfield netminder Paul Dainton midway through the third period to get the Sharks within a strike at 4-3. Worcester fired 10 shots on goal in the third period but the Falcons held on for the victory.
Worcester’s preseason record stands at 1-1-0-0.
Worcester Lines:
Tarasov                                Kennedy              Reid
Mashinter           McCarthy            Oleksuk
McLaren              Viedensky           Livingston
Gogol                    Hamilton              Pelech
                Irwin                      Acolatse
                Groulx                 Tennyson
                Petrecki               Doherty
Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Freddie Hamilton (1-0-1) 2nd star: Ryan Johansen (1-1-2) 1st star: Jonathon Audy-Marchessault (3-1-4)… Final shots were 26-21 in favor of Worcester… Paul Dainton made 23 saves on 26 shots for Springfield for the victory… Harri Sateri made 13 saves on 17 shots for Worcester in two periods and Thomas Heemskerk made 4 saves on 4 shots in the third period … Worcester went 2-for-7 on the power play while Springfield went 2-for-7… Forwards, Sebastian Stalberg, Jon Matsumoto, James Sheppard, Bracken Kearns, Yanni Gourde and Jimmy Bonneau; defensemen Mikael Tam, and goaltender Alex Stalock did not dress for Worcester… Matt Pelech played forward for the Sharks… Daniil Tarasov, Danny Groulx, and Tim Kennedy added assists for the Sharks… former Sharks winger Nathan Moon picked up a fight and 11 penalty minutes for Springfield.
Coming up…
The Sharks conclude their three game exhibition schedule on Sunday with a 2pm start at Trinity College vs. the CT. Whale.
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