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Series Preview | Growlers VS Railers | JANUARY 18 & 19

Friday, January 18th
Series Preview | Growlers VS Railers | JANUARY 18 & 19

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH & SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH (8:35 PM NST)

Newfoundland Growlers (26-11-1-0, 53 PTS) vs. Worcester Railers (16-16-3-2, 37 PTS)

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The Newfoundland Growlers roll into Worcester, Massachusetts riding a six-game winning streak for a pair of weekend matchups against the Worcester Railers, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. These are the final two games before the ECHL All-Star break, where Giorgio Estephan will represent the Growlers at the 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic hosted by the Toledo Walleye.

LAST GAME

Michael Garteig was perfect in his return to the Growlers lineup following a stint in Toronto with the Marlies, turning aside all 28 shots he faced as the Newfoundland Growlers blanked the Maine Mariners 2-0. Giorgio Estephan and Brady Ferguson supplied the offense for the Growlers.

TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 17: D Timothy Liljegren returned to Toronto (AHL) from conditioning stint; G. Eric Levine claimed off waivers by Fort Wayne. Jan. 16: G Brad Barone and G Eric Levine placed on waivers.

QUICK HITS

Newfoundland

  • The Growlers have the fifth-best power play in the ECHL (20.7%)
  • Michael Garteig has a 0.945 save percentage over his last three starts
  • Kristians Rubins and Scott Pooley are the only Growlers to skate in all 38 games this season

Worcester

  • The Railers have won three straight games
  • Matthew Gaudreau has goals in back-to-back games, and is the brother of Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau
  • Bo Brauer has three points in three games since joining the Railers

PREVIOUS MATCHUP

November 7th, 2018 – 5-2 Newfoundland Growlers

Brady Ferguson led the way with a three-point night as the Newfoundland Growlers defeated the Worcester Railers 5-2 at Mile One Centre. Josh Kestner, J.J. Piccinich, Marcus Power, and Giorgio Estephan along with Ferguson tallied for the Growlers. Mario Culina made 15 saves in his Mile One Centre debut. 

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