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RECAP | GROWLERS FALL TO RAILERS 4-3

Sunday, March 20th
RECAP | GROWLERS FALL TO RAILERS 4-3

Newfoundland Growlers (33-17-3-0) vs. Worcester Railers (27-22-4-2)Saturday, March 19 – Worcester, Mass.

OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story

The Newfoundland Growlers snapped a four-game winning streak with a 4-3 loss to the Worcester Railers on Saturday night at DCU Center.

Isaac Johnson opened the scoring for the visiting Growlers with 5:47 left in the opening period as a James Melindy point shot deflected in off the winger to make it 1-0 Newfoundland.

Riley McCourt doubled the Newfoundland lead before the first intermission as he kept his hot play of late active with a backdoor finish to bring it to 2-0 after 20 minutes played.

Jordan Smotherman grabbed one back for the Railers early in the second as he finished off a scramble in front of the Growlers net, beating Angus Redmond to make it 2-1 Newfoundland with 15:38 left in the middle frame.

Smotherman made it a pair in the second period as he beat Redmond with a quick wrister from the top of the circle to level things at 2-2 with 11:56 remaining in the second period.

Smotherman completed the natural hat-trick before the end of the 2nd as he tipped home a Bobby Butler shot to fool Redmond and give the Railers a 3-2 lead with 7:12 left in the second.

Tyler Boland drew the Growlers back to even with a rocket under the bar on the powerplay to bring proceedings to 3-3 heading into the 3rd period.

Mitchell Balmas made a Newfoundland turnover in their own end count as he rounded Redmond and made it 4-3 for Worcester two minutes into the third period.

Despite a strong push for an equalizer from the Growlers, the Railers would hold on for the 4-3 victory.

Quick Hits

  • Isaac Johnson collected two points (1G, 1A) in the loss.
  • Angus Redmond made 22 saves in his first start of the season.
  • These two teams meet once again tomorrow afternoon at 4:35 pm NL time.

Three Stars

1. WOR - J. Smotherman

2. WOR - M. Balmas

3. WOR - A. Repaci

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