ZIEKY’S PAIR NOT ENOUGH IN WORCESTER
WORCESTER, MA – March 12, 2023 – Brent Beaudoin scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals for the Worcester Railers as they rallied to defeat the Maine Mariners 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at DCU Center. It was Worcester’s first regulation win against the Mariners in six tries this season. Chase Zieky, Reid Stefanson, and Marc-Olivier Duquette all registered two points each for Maine.
The opening period saw a total of four goals – two for each team. Worcester’s Chris Ordoobadi opened the scoring at 9:12 when he was able to backhand a rebound over the glove of Michael DiPietro, who had kicked out a shot by Josh Victor. The lead lasted just 47 seconds, as Mariners defenseman Marc-Olivier Duquette came right back with a wrister in the slot, for his second goal of the season. Worcester went up 2-1 at 15:31 when Anthony Repaci redirected Jared Brandt’s blue-line drive, but the Mariners once again had the answer in the final minute of the frame. Chase Zieky took a cross-ice feed from Mitch Fossier and hammered a one-timer past Henrik Tikkanen to even the score at two.
Zieky’s second goal of the game at 5:09 of the 2nd period gave the Mariners their first lead of the afternoon, collecting a loose puck created by a Duquette point shot. Late in the period Brent Beaudoin’s wrister beat DiPietro’s glove to send the game into the 3rd tied up at three.
Although Maine outshot Worcester 11-5 in the third period, Beaudoin scored on the power play at 16:15 for the only tally of the frame. His initial shot was blocked by Fedor Gordeev, allowing him to pot the rebound past an unsuspecting DiPietro. The Mariners were granted a power play chance and a 6-on-4 at the end, but couldn’t find the equalizer.
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