Lewiston, ME- The Portland Pirates had never given up more than eight goals in any home game in the team’s 21 year history. That changed today when the Springfield Falcons scored nine times against the Pirates at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in a 9-3 win.
Jack Skille led Springfield with two goals and two assists. Sean Collins had a goal and two assists. Matt Taormina and Denny Urban both had three assists. Michael Chaput and Dana Tyrell each scored a goal and an assist. Andrew Joudrey, Darryl Boyce, Austin Madaisky, and Patrick McNeill all scored goals for the Falcons. Mike McKenna made 27 saves in the win.
The Falcons were a perfect three-for-three on the power play and scored a shorthanded goal. Springfield scored four goals in the first period, three goals in the second, and twice in the third.
Portland got their goals from Brett Hextall, Tim Kennedy, and Brandon Yip. The Pirates switched goalies twice. Mark Visentin stopped six of ten shots in the first period before he was replaced by Louis Domingue to start the second. Domingue stopped eight of 13 shots he faced before he gave way to Visentin again after Springfield’s ninth goal of the game. Visentin didn’t allow a goal on eight shots after returning to the game.
Springfield is now 36-18-1-5, while Portland is 21-28-2-8.
The Pirates are next in action on Wednesday night at Mile One Centre when they open a three-game series against the St. John’s IceCaps. Game time is 6:00 p.m. Broadcast coverage begins with the Pirates Pregame Show at 5:40 on the WPEI Portland Pirates Radio Network and here at portlandpiratesradio.com.
SPR: Patrick McNeill (6) (Ryan Craig, Jack Skille)- 4:21 SPR 1-0
SPR: Sean Collins (11) (Matt Taormina)- 4:53 SPR 2-0
SPR: Dana Tyrell (10) (PP) (Lucas Sedlak, Denny Urban)- 7:47 SPR 3-0
SPR: Darryl Boyce (11) (PP) (Urban, Collins)- 16:54 SPR 4-0
POR: Brett Hextall (10) (Kyle Hagel, Ethan Werek)- 3:02 SPR 4-1
SPR: Michael Chaput (16) (PP) (Skille, Collins)- 9:28 SPR 5-1
SPR: Andrew Joudrey (10) (SH) (Taormina, Tyrell)- 10:04 SPR 6-1
SPR: Austin Madaisky (4) (unassisted)- 14:31 SPR 7-1
SPR: Skille (8) (Taormina)- 1:20 SPR 8-1
SPR: Skille (9) (Chaput, Urban)- 1:46 SPR 9-1
POR: Tim Kennedy (1) (Connor Murphy, Tobias Rieder)- 4:53 SPR 9-2
POR: Brandon Yip (7) (Sam Klassen, Brendan Shinnimin)- 16:08 SPR 9-3
Shots on Goal:
SPR: Mike McKenna- 27 saves (W) (60:00) (17-7-1)
POR: Mark Visentin- 14 saves (L) (38:14) (14-17-5), Louis Domingue- 8 saves (21:46)
3 Stars of the Game:
1. Jack Skille- SPR: 2 goals ,2 assists, 4 points
2. Matt Taormina- SPR: 3 assists
3. Michael Chaput- SPR: 1 goal, 1 assist