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RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS DEC 8

Sunday, December 9th
RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS DEC 8
SCORING 1 2 3 T
Reading 2 1 2 5
Newfoundland 0 1 2 3
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Reading 9 11 4 24
Newfoundland 2 11 10 23
PP PIM PTS
Reading 1 / 2 31 min / 7 inf 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
Newfoundland 2 / 6 14 min / 4 inf 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
V-H # Per Team Time Goals Assists Type On Ice (+/-)
1 - 0 1 1st REA 13:27 A. Schmidt (6) A. Krushelnyski, F. Hora   V   4 12 14 19 43 H   8 12 28 40 43
2 - 0 2 1st REA 14:49 F. DiChiara (7) J. Riley, N. Luukko   V   5 9 21 25 29 H   3 9 12 40 46
2 - 1 3 2nd NFL 5:58 J. Kestner (10) J. Piccinich, M. Bradley   V   3 12 13 25 86 H   3 14 26 27 46
3 - 1 4 2nd REA 13:39 A. Schmidt (7) S. Swavely   V   4 12 14 19 43 H   8 17 26 29 43
3 - 2 5 3rd NFL 5:07 S. Pooley (11) G. Molino, M. Power PP V   4 12 18 43 H   5 9 12 17 29
3 - 3 6 3rd NFL 5:41 G. Molino (1) K. Rubins PP V   8 9 17 25 H   5 9 12 17 29
4 - 3 7 3rd REA 9:04 M. Huntebrinker (11) S. Swavely, A. Krushelnyski PP V   4 12 17 19 29 H   5 14 24 27
5 - 3 8 3rd REA 19:27 A. Krushelnyski (7)     V   4 9 19 29 43 H   8 12 14 19 24 27
READING GOALIES
No Name Min SH SVS GA
1 C. Booth (W) 60:00 23 20 3
NEWFOUNDLAND GOALIES
No Name Min SH SVS GA
34 M. Garteig (L) 59:36 24 19 5

Game Story

The Reading Royals completed the weekend sweep of the Newfoundland Growlers with a 5-3 victory at Mile One Centre Saturday night.

Adam Schmidt opened the scoring with 6:33 left in the first period after getting in all alone past the Growlers defense and making no mistake on the breakaway. Frank DiChiara extended the Royals lead to two just over a minute later firing it five-hole on Michael Garteig. The Growlers had a hard time generating offense in the first period, not registering a shot until the 17-minute mark of the opening frame.

Josh Kestner cut Reading’s lead in half at 5:58 of the second period after capitalizing on a nice setup by J.J. Piccinich for his 10th of the season, making it a 2-1 game.

Schmidt restored the two-goal lead at 13:39 of the middle frame on a shot that Garteig got a piece of but trickled in off his glove, extending the lead to 3-1.

Scott Pooley brought the Growlers to within one once again at 5:07 of the third period, re-directing a Griffen Molino pass past Booth while on a five-minute powerplay, and Molino tied the game just 34 seconds later on the same powerplay making it a 3-3 game.

Michael Hunterbrinker continued his hot weekend against the Growlers scoring a powerplay goal at 9:04 of the third period for his fourth of the weekend, giving the Royals a 4-3 lead.

Alex Krushelnyski added an empty netter with 35 seconds to play to seal the deal for a 5-3 final.

Quick Hits

  • The loss marks the Growlers first two-game losing streak of the season
  • Emerson Clark and Griffen Molino made their Growlers debut after being assigned by the Toronto Marlies
  • The three stars of the game were 3 – G. Molino (NFL), 2 – J. Kestner (NFL), and 1 – A. Schmidt (REA)

What’s Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers continue their six-game December homestand Tuesday night with a matchup against the Maine Mariners. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mileonecentre.com.

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