The Worcester Railers took to the road for the first time with new head coach Dave Cunniff at the helm, and behind a 30 save effort from Evan Buitenhuis and third period goals from Nic Pierog and Dante Salituro defeated the Brampton Beast 2-0 at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
With the snow of the last two days playing havoc with my work schedule this writer couldn’t watch the game, so we’ll go back to the Sharkspage days and link to the article on the Railers official site. For those interested in Brampton’s point of view on the game you can check that out on their website.
They later had a quick interview with Buitenhuis.
Cam McGuire tweeted the lines out pregame, so we’ll toss those out there.
The three stars of the game were
1. WOR – 34 Evan Buitenhuis
2. BRM – 31 Alex Dubeau
3. WOR – 61 Nic Pierog
The 210Sports Player of the Game was Jordan Samuels-Thomas, who assisted on both of Worcester’s goals.
Worcester 0 0 2 – 2
Brampton 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Petgrave Brm (slashing), 2:33; Bakker Brm (slashing), 6:40; Robichaud Brm (hooking), 16:43.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Olsson Wor (roughing), 6:51; Henry Brm (slashing), 10:08.
3rd Period-1, Worcester, Pierog 5 (Samuels-Thomas), 4:44 (SH). 2, Worcester, Salituro 4 (Samuels-Thomas), 18:25 (EN). Penalties-Olsson Wor (slashing), 4:20; Olsson Wor (tripping), 10:01; Sparks Brm (tripping), 11:35; Thomas Wor (cross-checking), 19:04.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 7-11-7-25. Brampton 13-6-11-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 5; Brampton 0 / 4.
Goalies-Worcester, Buitenhuis 3-5-0-0 (30 shots-30 saves). Brampton, Dubeau 7-2-0-0 (24 shots-23 saves).
Referees-Alexander Ross (11).
Linesmen-Scott Lawson (73), Dustin McCrank (95).