The Worcester Sharks ragtag lineup once again had issues putting the puck in the net, only in Sunday’s matinee against the Portland Pirates it was due more to the opposing netminder than an ability to generate any offense. But in spite of a great goaltending performance from Harri Sateri the result was still the same as the WorSharks dropped a 3-1 contest at the DCU Center in front of 4,728 fans.
Brodie Reid had the only goal for Worcester, tipping home a nice centering feed from former Holy Cross standout and San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Rissmiller that knotted the game 1-1 in the middle of the second period. Sandwiched around that goal were tallies by Pirates regulars Brett Hextall and Chris Conner. Jordan Szwarz added an empty netter in the last minute of play for the 3-1 final.