RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS DEC 7

Reading Royals (9-7-2-4) at Newfoundland Growlers (16-7-1-0)

Friday, December 7, 2018 – Mile One Centre, St. John’s,NL

SCORING123T
Reading2327
Newfoundland3115

 

SHOTS123T
Reading1011526
Newfoundland10111031

 

 PPPIMPTS
Reading1 / 34 min / 2 inf7 G + 9 A = 16 Pts
Newfoundland1 / 26 min / 3 inf5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts

 

V-H#PerTeamTimeGoalsAssistsTypeOn Ice (+/-)
1 - 011stREA3:58S. Dornbrock (1)N. Luukko, A. KrushelnyskiPPV  5 12 17 19 25H  5 14 24
1 - 121stNFL9:12R. Moore (7)S. Pooley, R. Short V  9 11 18 21 43H  3 12 16 40 43
2 - 131stREA10:15M. Huntebrinker (8)J. MacDonald V  3 4 17 43 86H  7 8 14 16 43
2 - 241stNFL12:00J. Piccinich (4)S. Babintsev, M. BradleyPPV  5 17 18 25H  5 7 14 27 40
2 - 351stNFL16:16J. Piccinich (5)H. Elynuik, A. Gudbranson V  3 5 17 25 86H  5 9 14 16 24
3 - 362ndREA3:44A. Krushelnyski (6)S. Swavely V  5 12 14 19 25H  7 8 14 16 43
4 - 372ndREA6:05A. Schmidt (5)A. Krushelnyski V  4 12 14 19 25H  8 9 14 16 43
4 - 482ndNFL11:44S. Babintsev (8)H. Elynuik, J. Piccinich V  5 12 14 19 25H  3 7 14 16 46
5 - 492ndREA17:20M. Huntebrinker (9)N. Luukko, C. McCarthy V  3 11 17 25 86H  5 24 26 27 29
6 - 4103rdREA7:38M. Huntebrinker (10)J. MacDonald V  3 4 17 43 86H  8 12 29 40 43
6 - 5113rdNFL8:11J. Kestner (9)  V  4 9 18 29 43H  5 9 24 26 27
7 - 5123rdREA9:27J. MacDonald (10)M. Huntebrinker V  3 4 17 43 86H  5 12 24 29 40

 

READING GOALIES
NoNameMinSHSVSGA
1C. Booth (W)60:0031265

 

NEWFOUNDLAND GOALIES
NoNameMinSHSVSGA
34M. Garteig (L)57:1126197

 

Game Story

The Newfoundland Growlers saw their six-game home winning streak come to an end Friday night in a goal-filled evening, falling 7-5 to the Reading Royals.

Reading opened the scoring at 3:58 of the first period when Scott Dornbrock capitalized on a five-on-three powerplay firing it past Michael Garteig for an early 1-0 lead. Ryan Moore tied the game at one with 10:48 to play in the middle frame, capitalizing on a bouncing puck that Callum Booth couldn’t track.

Reading re-stored their lead just over a minute later when Michael Hunterbrinker made good on a one-timer for a 2-1 score. J.J. Piccinich replied with eight minutes left in the first period on the powerplay tying the game at two.

Piccinich added his second of the period with 3:44 to play in the first period putting the Growlers up by one after 20 minutes.

Alex Krushelnyski roofed a backhand past Garteig with just under four minutes expired in the second period tying the game at 3-3. Adam Schmidt followed that up by giving the Royals their second lead of the game at 6:05 of the second period making it 4-3.

Sam Babintsev annihilated Booth’s water bottle with 8:16 left in the second period tying the game at 4-4.  Hunterbrinker continued the offensive outburst scoring his second of the evening and giving the Royals the lead once again with 2:40 to play in the second period for a 5-4 score.

Hunterbrinker completed the hat-trick at 7:38 of the third period after his shot took an unfortunate bounce off a Growler, making the score 6-4. The goal marked the first two-goal lead of the night.

Josh Kestner cut the lead in half just over 30 seconds later firing home his ninth of the season making it a 6-5 game, but Josh MacDonald restored the two-goal lead just a minute and a half later for a 7-5 game which would hold up as the final score.

Quick Hits

  • Rodi Short recorded his first career ECHL point with an assist on Ryan Moore’s goal
  • Scott Pooley extended his point streak to five games
  • The three stars were 3 – A. Krushelnyski (REA), 2 – J. Piccinich (NFL) and 1 – M. Hunterbrinker (REA).

What’s Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers continue their six-game homestand with a rematch tomorrow night against the Reading Royals. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mileonecentre.com.