Newfoundland Growlers (14-5-1-0) vs. Worcester Railers (16-3-1-0) Sunday, December 4 – St. John’s, NL
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers finished the weekend on a high note with a 3-2 win over the Worcester Railers on Sunday evening at Mary Brown’s Centre.
Newfoundland outshot Worcester 9-4 in the opening period but Railers netminder Henrik Tikkanen ensured the score remained 0-0 after 20 minutes
Keenan Suthers opened the scoring for the Growlers with 6:26 left in the 2nd as he banged home a loose puck on the powerplay to make it 1-0 Newfoundland.
Jack Quinlivan replied for the Railers just 30 seconds later to quickly bring it back to level at 1-1 heading into the third period.
Todd Skirving gave the Growlers another temporary lead as he finished off a scramble in the Railers crease but Liam Coughlin took just 81 seconds to find a Worcester reply and make it 2-2 in the process.
Brett Budgell would send the crowd home happy as he beat Tikkanen from a tight angle with just over five minutes left in regulation to secure a gutsy 3-2 Growlers victory.
- Brett Budgell (1G, 1A) scored his second game winner on home ice of the season.
- Jordan Escott registered his first pro point with an assist on Budgell’s goal.
- Newfoundland return to home ice on Wednesday night as they host the Iowa Heartlanders for the first time ever.
1. NFL – B. Budgell2. WOR – H. Tikkanen3. NFL – L. Cavallin