The Worcester Railers headed to the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine to take on the Mariners in their first contest after the ECHL’s All-Star break and the Railers played like they were still on vacation as they were blown out of the building in an 8-1 loss.
Evan Buitenhuis took the loss allowing five goals on 12 shots before being lifted by Worcester Head Coach Dave Cunniff in favor of Ian Milosz. The rookie netminder didn’t fare much better, allowing three goals on ten shots in the final 33 minutes of the contest. Bo Brauer had the only goal for the Railers.
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The two teams will face off again Saturday night at the DCU center, with puck drop being at 7pm.
Scratches for the Railers were Ivan Chukarov (unknown injury), JD Dudek (14-day IR/upper), Kyle McKenzie, Cody Payne, Tanner Pond (14-day IR/upper), and Kyle Thomas (unknown injury). Ian Milosz was the back-up goaltender before entering the game at the 13 minute mark of the second period. During the pregame show, it was said that Thomas was doubtful for this weekend.
The three stars of the game were
1. MNE – 17 Ty Ronning
2. MNE – 8 Ryan Culkin
3. MNE – 30 Adam Huska
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Even Strength Lines
Samuels-Thomas / Salituro / Almeida
Thomson / Pierog / Walsh
Durandeau / Callin / Olsson
Murray / MacKinnon
Doherty / Brauer
Stander / Johansson
Worcester 1 0 0 – 1
Maine 2 4 2 – 8
1st Period-1, Maine, Ronning 8 (Chase, Day), 1:53 (PP). 2, Worcester, Brauer 5 (Durandeau, Buitenhuis), 6:20 (PP). 3, Maine, Adams-Moisan 5 (Crevier-Morin, Elmer), 11:23. Penalties-Pierog Wor (delay of game), 1:19; Chase Mne (high-sticking), 4:21; Robidoux Mne (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:42.
2nd Period-4, Maine, Zerter-Gossage 1 (Crevier-Morin, Culkin), 6:02. 5, Maine, Ronning 9 6:38. 6, Maine, Chase 7 (Tolkinen, Kile), 7:00. 7, Maine, Ronning 10 (McNicholas, Culkin), 19:34. Penalties-Turcotte Wor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:48; Robidoux Mne (unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:48; Thomson Wor (high-sticking), 5:47; Wallin Mne (diving/embellishment), 5:47; Robidoux Mne (charging), 8:01; Olsson Wor (high-sticking), 11:26.
3rd Period-8, Maine, Fox 16 (Elmer, McNicholas), 1:49. 9, Maine, Culkin 6 (Wallin), 10:36 (PP). Penalties-Doherty Wor (hooking), 10:33; Turcotte Wor (match – fighting), 20:00.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 17-12-15-44. Maine 6-9-7-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 1 / 3; Maine 2 / 3.
Goalies-Worcester, Buitenhuis 10-14-1-0 (12 shots-7 saves); Milosz 3-3-0-0 (10 shots-7 saves). Maine, Huska 1-0-0-0 (44 shots-43 saves).
Referees-Cameron Fleming (27).
Linesmen-Nathan Frechette (49), Shane Kanaly (74).