Newfoundland Growlers (23-9-1-0) vs. Worcester Railers (19-14-2-0) Wednesday, January 11 – St. John’s, NL
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers grabbed a midweek 5-2 win over the Worcester Railers on Wednesday evening at Mary Brown’s Centre.
Orrin Centazzo and Pavel Gogolev both nabbed early powerplay tallies for the Growlers just 74 seconds apart to put Newfoundland up 2-0 six minutes into the first period.
Matt Sredl made it a 3-0 Newfoundland lead just after the midway point of the 1st as the blueliner ripped one past Henrik Tikkanen to give the Growlers a three-goal lead after the first.
Centazzo made it two on the night courtesy of another crafty pass from Zach O’Brien – this one an even strength tally six minutes into the 2nd to make it 4-0 Growlers after 40 minutes played.
Collin Adams finally broke the deadlock for Worcester eight minutes into the third with a hot shot under the bar to cut it to 4-1 Newfoundland.
Isaac Johnson found an empty Railers net before Jake Schultz clawed one back for Worcester who would get no closer in a 5-2 Growlers victory.
- Matt Sredl notched his first professional goal in the 1st period.
- Keith Petruzzelli made 36 saves in the win.
- These two teams face off again on Friday night at 7 pm.
1. NFL – O. Centazzo
2. NFL – K. Petruzzelli
3. NFL – Z. O’Brien