Worcester Railers HC at Adirondack Thunder
October 24, 2018
Cool Insuring Arena
Meeting 1 of 11 vs. Adirondack this season
Railers are 0-1-0-0 vs. the Thunder this season
Wednesday was no bueno for Railers in 4-1 road loss to Thunder
Nick Bligh scores only goal for Railers in loss
Glens Falls, NY – The Worcester Railers HC (2-2-0-0, 4pts) scored first but couldn’t hold off the host Adirondack Thunder (4-2-0-0, 8pts) in a 4-1 loss in front of 1,864 fansat the Cool Insuring Arena on Wednesday evening. The Railers three game road trip continues Friday with a 7pm faceoff vs. the Monarchs in Manchester, NH.
Nick Bligh was the only goal scorer for Worcester while Mitch Gillam made 42 saves in net in the loss. Desmond Bergin scored twice for the Thunder, including the game winner midway through the second period as the Railers fell to 1-2-0-0 on the road this season.
Nick Bligh (1st) gave Worcester a 1-0 lead as he broke into the zone and sent a quick snap shot from 40 feet that beat netminder Colton Phinney on the blocker side at 6:17. Adirondack tied the score at 8:57 as James Henry sent a rocket from 30 feet on the rush down the leftwing side past Mitch Gillam. Both teams went 0-1 on the power play as the Thunder held a 12-11 edge on shots through first period.
Desmond Bergin (2nd) gave the Thunder a 2-1 advantage at 12:16 of the second period as he ripped a shot from the left slot through a screen for the only score on either side in the middle frame. Adirondack outshot Worcester 19-11 in the period as the Railers headed to the intermission down 2-1.
Adirondack would tack two more on in the third period as Mike Szmatula (2nd) deflected a shot through at 1:10 and Desmond Bergin (3rd) buried an empty netter at 18:17. Mike Cornell (1stFM) and Jakob Reichert (1stFM) dropped the mitts at 18:55 as Worcester was outshot 15-6 in the final frame in the 4-1 loss.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star Mike Szmatula (1-0-1) 2nd star: Desmond Bergin (2-0-2) 1st star: James Henry (1-1-2)….Final shots were 46-28 in favor of Adirondack… Colton Phinney (1-2-0-0) made 27 saves on 28 shots for Adirondack….Mitch Gillam (2-2-0-0) made 42 saves on 45 shots for Worcester with Evan Buitenhuis as the backup..….Worcester went 0-for-1 on the power play while Adirondack went 0-for-2…. Tommy Kelley (inj), Yanick Turcotte (inj), David Quenneville (inj), Ivan Kosorenkov (immigration) and Connor Doherty did not dress for Worcester…. Jeff Kubiak is currently on recall with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers…Tommy Tsicos made his ECHL debut for the Railers while Bryan Arneson made his Railers debut….the Railers went 5-1-1-0 at the Cool Insuring Arena last season….Barry Almeida had seven shots on goal…Mike Cornell picked up a game high nine penalty minutes.
What’s on tap? – HITTING THE ROAD
Game 2 of the three-game road trip will take place on Friday, Oct 26 with a 7pm faceoff at the Manchester Monarchs. The Railers wrap up the three-game trip back in Glens Falls, NY on Saturday with a 7pm battle vs. the Thunder.
The Railers return home on Friday, Nov 2 vs. the Adirondack Thunder on a 2-3-4 Friday! Enjoy $2 hot dogs, $3 sodas, and $4 Bud Lights in the Bud Light Lounge. The Railers will host GUNS N HOSES NIGHT on Saturday, Nov 3 with a special appearance by Ray Bourque presented by Berkshire Bank! Tickets as low as $15!
The Railers Tavern, located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live at Nonna’s (FRI, SAT, SUN) or Railers Tavern (MON-THU) or watch on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICONwith coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Tom Matthews. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.
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