Monarchs' Sunday win nets team five of possible six points over three-day span
Manchester Monarchs Nick Shore beats Worcester Sharks goalie Troy Grosenick for a goal in the second period of their game at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester Sunday. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The winner came at 18:53 of the third period. Forward Ian O’Connor, of Londonderry, picked up a loose puck and fed it to Zach O’Brien in the slot. O’Brien passed it to Shore at the bottom of the left face-off circle, and he beat Sharks goalie Troy Grosenick on his glove side for his 10th goal of the year.
“It was a good weekend overall, but today’s game was really sloppy, I thought, compared to the other two,” said Monarchs head coach Mark Morris. “(Shore’s) an intelligent individual who subtly makes good things happen on the ice because of good positioning. He’s very cerebral. You’re not going to see him jumping out of his jersey when he scores a goal.”
Six minutes later, the game was even. Dan DaSilva tapped home the rebound of Dylan DeMelo’s right-point shot at 8:29 of the opening frame.
Worcester equalized at the 6:20 mark of the third. Brodie Reid knocked home a loose puck after Monarchs goalie Mathias Niederberger knocked down a shot from the Sharks’ Lane Scheidl.