Newfoundland Growlers (34-17-3-0) vs. Worcester Railers (27-23-4-2)Sunday, March 20 – Worcester, Mass.
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers got their revenge against the Worcester Railers in the second half of their doubleheader, walking away 3-2 winners on Sunday afternoon at DCU Center.
Blake Christensen opened the scoring for the Railers four minutes into the first period as he finished off a scramble on top of Hayden Lavigne’s crease to make it 1-0 Worcester with 16:02 left in the 1st.
Tristan Pomerleau, known more for his defensive prowess than his offensive output, chipped in with a crucial goal for the Growlers as he beat Colten Ellis five hole from the top of the circle to make it 1-1 with 7:47 remaining in the first period.
Orrin Centazzo made it two for the Growlers moments after Pomerleau’s strike when he was first to react to the rebound from a tight angle Zach O’Brien shot, slotting home the second attempt to put Newfoundland ahead 2-1 with 4:53 left in the 1st.
Riley McCourt maintained his impressive recent display with yet another goal as he got the last touch on a scramble in the Worcester goalmouth to make it 3-1 Growlers after 20 minutes.
Following a scoreless middle frame, Reece Newkirk nabbed one back for the Railers who trailed 3-2 with 16:49 to go in regulation.
Thanks to some timely saves from Lavigne and a strong collective defensive effort from Newfoundland, the visiting Growlers grabbed a 3-2 victory on Sunday.
- Zach O’Brien (2A) and Riley McCourt (1G, 1A) each chipped in with a pair of points.
- Hayden Lavigne made 27 saves to earn his first Growlers win in his first appearance for the team.
- Newfoundland are back in action on Wednesday night against the Adirondack Thunder.
1. NFL - R. McCourt
2. NFL - H. Lavigne
3. WOR - S. Jandric