Today in Worcester hockey history: September 25


1994 5-3 exhibition loss at Springfield
The Worcester IceCats got a goal and an assist from both Walt Poddubny and Mark Woolf. Chris Bright scored Worcester’s other goal. Les Kuntar was in goal for the ‘Cats.

1998 8-3 exhibition loss vs Hartford (Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg, MA)
IceCats goal scorers: Jeremiah McCarthy (1st, 18:53), Quinn Hancock (2nd, 1:12), Stephane Roy (2nd, 13:29)
IceCats goaltender: Dan Murphy, 21 saves on 29 shots.

1999 3-2 exhibition win vs Lowell Lock Monsters (Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg, MA)
The Worcester IceCats got two goals from Marty Reasoner to defeat the Lowell Lock Monsters 3-2 in preseason play. It was Reasoner who opened the scoring at 1:21 of the first period, assisted by Derek Bekar. Dmitri Nabokov evened the score for Lowell with a power play goal at 13:48. In the second period Bekar would give the ‘Cats the lead at 16:00, with Tomaz Razingar getting the assist. Reasoner would make it 3-1 on the power play at 19:01 on the power play, assisted by Didier Tremblay and Libor Prochazka. Nabokov would score again at 12:35 of the third but that would be the final goal of the game. Kenric Exner made 21 saves in the contest for Worcester. [210Sports note: The start of the game was delayed by about 30 minutes because the IceCats arrived at the Wallace Civic Center without their hockey stockings. They had to be brought up from the Centrum. The Lock Monsters, in turn, left half of their hockey sticks lying on the pavement in front of Lowell’s Tsongas Arena and had to send someone back to get them]

2009 7-2 exhibition loss at Springfield
(WORSHARKS) The Worcester Sharks fell to the Springfield Falcons 7-2 in preseason action at the Mass Mutual Center on Friday night. Adam Henrich made it 1-0 for the Falcons as he deflected a shot from the point by Jesse Dudas past Adam Russo at 5:48 of the first period. Worcester outshot Springfield 8-6 but trailed 1-0 after twenty minutes. The Falcons outscored the Sharks 6-2 in the middle frame as Michael Wilson and Mathieu Curadeau lit the lamp for Worcester. Springfield received goals from six different scorers and connected twice on the power play. Worcester was outshot 11-4 in the second period and trailed 7-2. The third period was scoreless but the physical play picked up. The Sharks’ Will Colbert dropped the gloves with Matt Nickerson at 13:19. With the loss, the Sharks fell to 0-2-0-0 in preseason action. NOTES: Adam Russo allowed three goals in 29:09 of action while Kris Tebbs allowed four goals in 30:51 of action. … Dan DaSilva recorded the only assist for Worcester… Andrew Perugini and Bryan Pitton shared time in net for Springfield … The Sharks went 1/7 on the power play while the Falcons went 2/8…. Final shots were 24-20 in favor of the Falcons.

2013 5-2 exhibition loss at Hartford (Champions Ice Center, Cromwell, CT)
(WORSHARKS) The Worcester Sharks dropped a 5-2 decision to the Hartford Wolf Pack in the exhibition schedule opener at Champions Ice Center in Cromwell, CT on Wednesday night. Josh Kidd and Marek Viedensky scored for the Sharks while Christian Ouellet added two assists. Tyler Beskorowany went the distance in goal for Worcester allowing four goals in the loss. The Sharks came out flying in the opening period controlling the first ten minutes and took a 1-0 lead. Defenseman Josh Kidd (1st) sent a snap shot from the right side through traffic and just inside the post past goaltender Jeff Malcolm at 8:48 on the power play to give the Sharks a 1-0 advantage. The Wolf Pack scored two goals within a two minute span with Brodie Dupont (1st) connecting on the power play at 10:59 followed by Tyler Gjurich at 11:57 past Worcester goaltender Tyler Beskorowany. Worcester trailed 2-1 trough 20 minutes of play despite outshooting Hartford 13-7. Brandon Hynes (1st) put the Wolf Pack ahead 3-1 at 4:06 in the only score in the second period. Danick Paquette (1st FM) fought Bretton Stamler (1st FM) in a long scrape at 12:08 with Paquette winning the decision. The Sharks trailed 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. Brandon Hynes (2nd) gave Hartford a three goal lead just 68 seconds into the third period before Marek Viedensky (1st) finished off a nice rush after a great pass by Sebastian Stalberg at 1:57 to cut the Hartford lead to 4-2. Michael St. Croix (1st) added an empty net for Hartford in the final minute as the Sharks fell 5-2.


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