Today in Worcester hockey history: October 16

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1994 vs Portland 6-3 loss
The Worcester IceCats played the Pirates tough but two third period goals from Chris Jensen were the turning point as the ‘Cats dropped the contest 6-3. Mike Boback and Sergei Gonchar scored to give Portland a 2-0 edge in the first 10 minutes of the game before Shawn Heaphy put the IceCats on the scoreboard at 19:49 when he jammed a rebound of a John Carter shot into the net. Martin Gendron then made it 3-1 at 3:31 of the second period on the power play. Sean Whyte got the ‘Cats within a goal at 9:08 on the power play, but Andrew Brunette made it 4-2 at 17:22 with a five on three power play goal. Carter then took a drop pass from Martin Mercier and wristed a shot past Portland netminder Carey with 37 seconds left in the second period to make it 4-3. Jensen then tacked on his two goals for the 6-3 final. Les Kuntar had 39 saves in the loss.

1999 at Lowell 6-3 loss
(ICECATS) Saturday night at the Tsongas Arena the IceCats were defeated by the Lowell Lock Monsters 6-3. Two of the three ‘Cats goals came from the stick of Daniel Corso, including one on a penalty shot. It was the second penalty shot attempt for Worcester so far this season, the first was by Ladislav Nagy on opening night. Marty Reasoner had the third goal for the ‘Cats. He has points in five of the six IceCats games (2 goals and 4 assists) so far this season.

2004 vs Springfield 7-2 win
(ICECATS) In front 8,847 at Worcester’s home opener, the IceCats flattened the Springfield Falcons, 7-2. Rookie defenseman Dennis Wideman scored two goals and added three assists in his Worcester debut. The IceCats were twice answered by the Falcons, as the score was tied at two in the second period. Wideman then took over with back-to-back power play goals. The first was a blue line blast, while the second was unleashed from the top of the left wing faceoff circle. In addition to assisting on Jay McClement’s first period goal, Peter Sejna added helpers on both Wideman goals. Sejna later went on to score his first of the season to make it 6-2 late in the third. Worcester’s other goals were collected by Johnny Pohl (1 goal and 2 assists) and rookie Alexei Shkotov (1 goal and 1 assist). The ‘Cats outgunned the Falcons by a jaw-dropping 38 shot margin, as Worcester finished with 54 shots to Springfield’s 16. Curtis Sanford tended the Worcester’s net and made 14 stops. After turning away 43 shots and allowing six goals, Jamie Storr was relieved late in the third by Brian Eklund. Eklund granted Worcester’s fourth power play goal, the last marker of the night.

2010 at Norfolk 7-2 loss
(WORSHARKS) Three Norfolk Admirals scored two goals and the Sharks allowed 56 shots on goal in a 7-2 loss to the Admirals at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday night. Benn Ferriero (3rd) and James Marcou (2nd) scored for the Sharks and Carter Hutton made 47 saves in relief of Alex Stalock who was pulled after allowing three goals on five shots in the first 5:11 of the first period. The Admirals improved to 3-0-0-0 for the 2nd time in their 11th year history in the AHL in front of 3,330 fans. The Admirals scored three quick goals in 4:11 to open up the first period on Alex Stalock for a quick 3-0 lead. Paul Szczechura (2nd), Johan Harju (1st), and Chris Durno (1st) gave the Admirals an early 3-0 lead on five shots on goal. Carter Hutton replaced Alex Stalock, and the Sharks responded with two goals to close out the period. James Marcou stole the puck away from two Admirals defenders behind the Norfolk net and found Benn Ferriero (3rd) at the side of the cage at 10:58 to get the Sharks on the board. James Marcou (2nd) struck on the power play as he rushed down the right wing, used a defender as a screen, and sent a 45 foot snap shot past Dustin Tokarski at 13:59 to get Worcester within one goal. The Sharks trailed 3-2 after twenty minutes of play outshooting Norfolk 14-12. Paul Szczechura (3rd) struck again at 2:39 to give the Admirals a 4-2 advantage. Norfolk would regain their three goal lead as Marc-Antoine Pouliot (1st) jammed a power play goal past Carter Hutton at 3:46. The physical play picked up at the end of the period as Blair Jones hit T.J. Trevelyan with a high check and Chris Durno drilled Nick Schaus on a waved-off icing behind the Sharks net. The Sharks allowed a season high 23 shots against in the second period and trailed 5-2 after 40 minutes of play. Norfolk scored twice more in the third period as Johan Harju (2nd) and Chris Durno (2nd) each scored their second goals of the contest as the Admirals continued to control the tempo of the game. T.J. Trevelyan received a game misconduct after a spearing major at 4:38 and Sharks captain Jay Leach went toe-to-toe with Mathieu Roy at 11:42. The Sharks were outshot 21-14 in the third period and 56-36 in the game. The Sharks record falls to 1-2-0-1 (3 pts).

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