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RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS DEC 7

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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

SCORING 1 2 3 T
Reading 2 3 2 7
Newfoundland 3 1 1 5
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Reading 10 11 5 26
Newfoundland 10 11 10 31
PP PIM PTS
Reading 1 / 3 4 min / 2 inf 7 G + 9 A = 16 Pts
Newfoundland 1 / 2 6 min / 3 inf 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
V-H # Per Team Time Goals Assists Type On Ice (+/-)
1 - 0 1 1st REA 3:58 S. Dornbrock (1) N. Luukko, A. Krushelnyski PP V   5 12 17 19 25 H   5 14 24
1 - 1 2 1st NFL 9:12 R. Moore (7) S. Pooley, R. Short   V   9 11 18 21 43 H   3 12 16 40 43
2 - 1 3 1st REA 10:15 M. Huntebrinker (8) J. MacDonald   V   3 4 17 43 86 H   7 8 14 16 43
2 - 2 4 1st NFL 12:00 J. Piccinich (4) S. Babintsev, M. Bradley PP V   5 17 18 25 H   5 7 14 27 40
2 - 3 5 1st NFL 16:16 J. Piccinich (5) H. Elynuik, A. Gudbranson   V   3 5 17 25 86 H   5 9 14 16 24
3 - 3 6 2nd REA 3:44 A. Krushelnyski (6) S. Swavely   V   5 12 14 19 25 H   7 8 14 16 43
4 - 3 7 2nd REA 6:05 A. Schmidt (5) A. Krushelnyski   V   4 12 14 19 25 H   8 9 14 16 43
4 - 4 8 2nd NFL 11:44 S. Babintsev (8) H. Elynuik, J. Piccinich   V   5 12 14 19 25 H   3 7 14 16 46
5 - 4 9 2nd REA 17:20 M. Huntebrinker (9) N. Luukko, C. McCarthy   V   3 11 17 25 86 H   5 24 26 27 29
6 - 4 10 3rd REA 7:38 M. Huntebrinker (10) J. MacDonald   V   3 4 17 43 86 H   8 12 29 40 43
6 - 5 11 3rd NFL 8:11 J. Kestner (9)     V   4 9 18 29 43 H   5 9 24 26 27
7 - 5 12 3rd REA 9:27 J. MacDonald (10) M. Huntebrinker   V   3 4 17 43 86 H   5 12 24 29 40
READING GOALIES
No Name Min SH SVS GA
1 C. Booth (W) 60:00 31 26 5
NEWFOUNDLAND GOALIES
No Name Min SH SVS GA
34 M. Garteig (L) 57:11 26 19 7

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.

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