Railers slow start ends up in 4-1 loss to Trois-Rivieres

The Worcester Railers ended their season-long seven-game road trip Wednesday night at the Colisée Vidéotron in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in a match-up with the Lions, but as happens many times in the last game of a long trip unfortunately played like they were already headed for home in a 4-1 loss.

Worcester was down 3-0 after two periods, the first time the team was scoreless after 40 minutes of play this season.

Early in the third Henrik Tikkanen had a bit of a highlight save, and seeing as the Railers tweeted the video we’ll include it here.

It took until 11:35 of the third for them to light the lamp when Quin Ryan intercepted a Trois-Rivieres pass and his wicked wrist shot beat Philippe Desrosiers.

This writer will freely admit to not seeing either the save or the goal live as I fell asleep during the second intermission.

Although based on what I saw of the game, it seems I was awake a lot longer than some of the Railers players were.

Scratches for the Railers were forwards Liam Coughlin and Nolan Vesey. Ken Appleby was the backup goaltender after missing Sunday’s game in Newfoundland. Doug Pippy, who was the EBUG in that game was released. Worcester signed another EBUG, Joel Eisenhower, on Tuesday but he was released on Wednesday. Jeff Solow played as a forward on the fourth line, so that’s likely a sign Coughlin and Vesey were unavailable.

Over on LFG Railers the “Railers Player of the Week” voting was done for last week’s winner, and it’s Anthony Repaci in a runaway. Repaci had 73% of the vote to Reece Newkirk’s 18%. Blake Christensen and Brent Beaudoin were the other two finalists. It’s been a long while since we had a close vote, maybe this week will be one.

The three stars of the game were:
1. TR – 26 Olivier Galipeau
2. TR – 92 Anthony Beauregard
3. TR – 30 Philippe Desrosiers

The 210Sports Player of the Game was Quin Ryan.

Even Strength Lines
Butler / Jerry / Ryan
Repaci / Beaudoin / Bross
Newkirk / Quinlivan / Christensen
X / Osik / Solow

Beaulieu / Delmas
Brandt / McGurty
Evers / McCarthy

Our affiliates last night
No games scheduled

In the ECHL’s North Division
Adirondack 4, Norfolk 2
Reading 5, Allen 2
Newfoundland 4, Iowa 3 OT

Worcester 0 0 1 – 1
Trois-Rivières 2 1 1 – 4

1st Period-1, Trois-Rivières, Beauregard 9 (Guay), 6:35. 2, Trois-Rivières, Bureau-Blais 1 (Stapley, Dubé), 17:08. Penalties-No Penalties

2nd Period-3, Trois-Rivières, Galipeau 5 (Phelan, Dubé), 3:03. Penalties-Stapley Tr (holding), 12:10; Evers Wor (holding), 15:50.

3rd Period-4, Worcester, Ryan 8 11:35. 5, Trois-Rivières, Leblanc 4 17:24 (EN). Penalties-McCarthy Wor (tripping), 10:06; Galipeau Tr (tripping), 11:09.

Shots on Goal-Worcester 11-10-8-29. Trois-Rivières 14-16-8-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 2; Trois-Rivières 0 / 2.
Goalies-Worcester, Tikkanen 8-3-0-0 (37 shots-34 saves). Trois-Rivières, Desrosiers 3-4-1-0 (29 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Samuel Bernier (33), Dominic Cadieux (3).
Linesmen-Philippe Pilon (68), Jarrett Burton (91).

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