BUSY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE NEST
February 19, 2012 - The Springfield Falcons played their third game in three days on Sunday afternoon and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Worcester Sharks at the MassMutual Center.
The Falcons fell behind 2-0 in the first period when Andrew Murray and Nick Petrecki tallied goals 10 minutes apart in the opening frame building a two goal advantage.
The Falcons battled back in the second period and cut their deficit in half as captain Dane Byers scored a power play goal at 9:35 of the middle period, his third straight game with a goal on the weekend.
In the third period, the Falcons had a quality chance to pull even as Alexandre Giroux was awarded a penalty shot, but Worcester goaltender Alex Stalock made the save.
After Sunday's game, the Falcons hosted their annual Booster Club Pizza Party with fans in the meeting rooms of the MassMutual Center. Falcons players and coaches were in attendance and they had a chance to eat dinner with Booster Club members and sign autographs and take pictures with individuals in attendance after a busy weekend.
Prior to Sunday's game, the Western Mass Knights Adult Sled Hockey Team played in the 3rd Annual Cammer Cup game. The Knights played the Hampden Bank Men’s League team in memory of their late teammate Alex Camerlin. Alex Camerlin of East Longmeadow passed away weeks before the team was going to take the ice at the Falcons game for the first time as the Western Mass Knights.
Alexandre Giroux - Martin St. Pierre - Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert - Andrew Joudrey - Maksim Mayorov
Dane Byers - Cody Bass - Tomas Kubalik
Adam Mair - Ryan Garlock - Wade MacLeod
Patrick Cullity - Theo Ruth
Cody Goloubef - Greg Amadio
Brent Regner- Dalton Prout
Not dressed: Aaron Bogosian, Anton Blomqvist, Nick Holden (Injured), Tim Spencer, Mark Dekanich (Injured), Nick Drazenovic (Injured)
Worcester Sharks 2 at Springfield Falcons 1 - Status: Final
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - MassMutual Center
Worcester 2 0 0 - 2
Springfield 0 1 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Worcester, Murray 2 (Viedensky, O'Hanley), 7:56. 2, Worcester, Petrecki 1 17:46. Penalties-Cullity Spr (elbowing), 8:22; Amadio Spr (cross-checking), 9:46; Kubalik Spr (hooking), 14:18; Doherty Wor (high-sticking), 18:40.
2nd Period-3, Springfield, Byers 13 (Giroux, Atkinson), 9:35 (PP). Penalties-Irwin Wor (delay of game), 2:42; served by Combs Wor (bench minor - too many men), 5:16; Connolly Wor (interference), 8:56; Kennedy Wor (cross-checking), 9:23; Garlock Spr (holding), 12:55.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Bonneau Wor (delay of game), 8:06; Mair Spr (goaltender interference), 14:31; Pelech Wor (cross-checking, fighting), 20:00; Byers Spr (roughing, fighting), 20:00.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 12-6-11-29. Springfield 4-10-2-16.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 5; Springfield 1 / 6.
Goalies-Worcester, Stalock 1-0-0 (16 shots-15 saves). Springfield, Legace 11-17-1 (29 shots-27 saves).
Referees-Chris Ciamaga (24), Tim Mayer (19).
Linesmen-Glen Cooke (6), Rich Patry (52).