The last game of the season. Let’s recap this game against the Worchester Sharks so we can all rest up before the start of playoffs on Friday.
In a move that not many people would have seen coming, new signee Barry Almeida scored the first goal of the game! The former Boston College Eagle and cousin of T.J. Syner only needed two minutes and 57 seconds to score his first professional goal. A few minutes later, the Yanni Gourde of the Sharks tied it up but Andrew Carroll regained Hershey’s lead only twelve seconds later with his first goal of the season.
Unfortunately, the Sharks owned the rest of the game. Matt Irwin’s power play goal tied it up just 49 seconds into the second period. Worchester finally took the lead with a shot from Tim Kennedy. The scoring was over for the night and the Bears lost yet again, 3-2.
- As the regular season is now officially over, it is official that Chris Bourque is this season’s John B. Sollenberger trophy as the American Hockey League’s leading scorer! It was a well-earned award.
- Scott Greenham did a good job in goal tonight, stopping 32 of 35 shots.
- Joel Rechlicz was suspended for two games by the league for accumulating too many game misconducts. He missed the first game of his suspension today.
- Special teams: Bears were 0-for-1. Sharks were 1-for-4.
Lines and Pairings:
Greentree – Kane – Bourque
Almeida – Carman – Mink
Pope – Civitarese – Verreault
King – Carroll – Mitchell
McNeill – Marshall
Wellar – Kundratek
Schilling – Brouillette
Three stars of the game:
1. Yanni Gourde (WOR)
2. Matt Irwin (WOR)
3. Andrew Carroll (HER)