BEARS BEAT FALCONS 5-1
March 18, 2011 - The Springfield Falcons lost to the Hershey Bears 5-1 on Friday night at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons will next continue their weekend on Saturday evening in Binghamton.
The Bears came out fast and furious and took a 2-0 lead on their first two shots of the evening. Andrew Kozek opened the scoring with his first goal of the night just 1:49 into the first period, followed by Brian Willsie also scoring his first marker on the evening at 4:33 of the opening session. The Falcons cut their deficit to 2-1 when Maksim Mayorov tallied his 18th goal of the year at 10:02 of the first period. For Mayorov, it marked a new career high for goals in a season.
Hershey expanded their lead with a pair of goals in the second period. Kozek added his second marker of the night at 6:16 of the middle frame, followed by Willsie also adding his second goal of the night at 12:52 of the second period.
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS LINEUP
Trevor Smith - Greg Moore - Tomas Kubalik
Maksim Mayorov - Trevor Frischmon - Ben Guite
Tomas Kana - Nick Tarnasky - Steven Goertzen
Petr Kalus - Kyle Neuber
Nick Holden - David Savard
Cody Goloubef - Jonathan Sigalet
John Moore - Theo Ruth
Not in the lineup: Mike Blunden (Injured), Kyle Wilson (Injured), Mike Commodore, Nikita Filatov, Anton Blomqvist, Aaron Bogosian
Hershey Bears 5 at Springfield Falcons 1 - Status: Final
Friday, March 18, 2011 - MassMutual Center
Hershey 2 2 1 - 5
Springfield 1 0 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Hershey, Kozek 8 (Fahey, Bouchard), 1:49. 2, Hershey, Willsie 27 (Gordon, Wellar), 4:33. 3, Springfield, Mayorov 18 (Holden, Guite), 10:02. Penalties-Carroll Her (delay of game), 17:02; Sigalet Spr (holding), 19:09.
2nd Period-4, Hershey, Kozek 9 (Collins, Wellar), 6:16. 5, Hershey, Willsie 28 12:52. Penalties-Regner Spr (hooking), 3:45; served by Gordon Her (bench minor - too many men), 10:01.
3rd Period-6, Hershey, Greentree 26 (Willsie, McNeill), 15:55. Penalties-Orlov Her (roughing), 14:25; Kubalik Spr (roughing), 14:25; Wellar Her (fighting), 17:06; Neuber Spr (roughing, fighting), 17:06; Kana Spr (roughing), 19:30.
Shots on Goal-Hershey 8-10-10-28. Springfield 9-7-14-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Hershey 0 / 4; Springfield 0 / 2.
Goalies-Hershey, Schaefer 12-18-3 (30 shots-29 saves). Springfield, Wesslau 12-16-1 (2 shots-0 saves); LeNeveu 16-18-2 (26 shots-23 saves).
Referees-Jean Hebert (43).
Linesmen-Rich Patry (52), Kevin Redding (16).
PRE-GAME NOTES - The Springfield Falcons and Hershey Bears conclude their season series tonight when the Falcons host the Bears at the MassMutual Center starting at 7:30 pm. The Falcons lost to the Bears back on January 27 by a score of 4-3. Former Bears forward Kyle Wilson scored for the Falcons in the first meeting, as well as John Moore.
The Falcons are 3-1 against the Bears on home ice over the last five seasons, and overall Springfield has collected a win in five of the last nine meetings with Hershey.
The Falcons start a busy weekend of three games in three days as they host Hershey tonight, head to Binghamton, NY on Saturday, followed by a Sunday matinee against Connecticut.
A PAIR JOIN THE FALCONS
The Springfield Falcons announced Thursday they have signed forward Aaron Bogosian to an Amateur Tryout Agreement.
The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Massena, NY recently completed his senior season at St. Lawrence University where he was team captain and posted a career high 14 goals, 14 assists and 28 points in 35 games. Bogosian spent four seasons at St. Lawrence where he totaled 33 goals and 46 assists for 79 points in 142 career games.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Anton Blomqvist to a standard three-year entry level contract, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced March 17.
Blomqvist, who turned 21 on March 7, registered two assists and 36 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Allsvenskan League. The Kristianstad, Sweden native was the Blue Jackets' fifth pick, 167th overall, in the 2009 Entry Draft. He has recorded 3-3-6 and 69 penalty minutes in 76 games with Malmo (Sweden) and 0-4-4 and 20 penalty minutes in 21 games with Malmo (Sweden-2).
Stay tuned for tonight's lineup...