Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pirates Fall to Sharks


Dan DaSilva, Dennis McCauley and Logan Couture each scored for the Worcester Sharks as they skated to a 3-1 win over the Portland Pirates in an American Hockey League game played at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Steven Zalewski added a pair of assists for the Sharks, who won their fourth straight to improve to 20-12-0-2 on the season.

Dennis Persson netted his first career AHL goal for the lone Pirates goal. Portland dropped to 16-13-4-2 with the loss.

DaSilva opened the scoring for the Sharks scoring midway through the opening period to give the visitors a 1-0 lead after one. Worcester upped the count to 2-0 seven minutes into the second as McCauley scored on a breakaway. Three minutes later Persson got the Pirates on the board with a power-play goal that caromed into the net off a Sharks player to leave Worcester ahead 2-1 after two. Couture completed the scoring with less than five minutes remaining in the third to ice the victory.

The Sharks out shot the Pirates 29-18 in the game as Jhonas Enroth took the loss.

The Allied Home Mortgage Three Stars of the game were 1. McCauley; 2. Sharks goalie Alex Stalock and 3. Enroth.

The Pirates head onto the road for their next five games beginning Saturday in Manchester against the Monarchs at 7 p.m. Sunday the Pirates are in Providence to meet the Bruins at 4:05 p.m. Both games can be heard live on News Talk WLOB 95.5 FM and on-line at www.portlandpirates.com beginning with the pre-game show 15 minutes prior to the opening face off.

The next Pirates home game will be played Tuesday, January 12th when the Lowell Devils visit the CCCC on Two for Tuesday. Fans can purchase two tickets for only $22. Plus, area establishments such as the new Binga’s Stadium’s Smokehouse & Sports Bar and Brian Boru’s will be offering great specials before and after the game in celebration of Pirates Tuesday action. Fans in attendance can play Portland Pirates Bingo! Follow the game and mark down the numbers of the players who score, get an assist and get penalties! Match five numbers in a row and you win Pirates Bingo and some fun Pirates prizes!!! If that wasn't enough, Tuesday is Sun Tan City Ladies Night with the Pirates. Ladies can get $2 off every ticket with a Sun Tan City coupon available at any Sun Tan City location. For complete ticket information visit www.portlandpirates.com or call 814-828-4665 ext. 350.

--PORTLAND PIRATES--

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