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Newfoundland was pulled away by Worcester Railers using the third period.

Ken Appleby made 30 saves for Worcester while Keith Petruzzelli made 35 saves in net for the Growlers (7-2-0-0), leading to the first victory of the season.

While describing the game first period of eight minutes Matteo Pietroniro (2nd) picked up the rebound of a shot from the point and deked around the left side of Ken Appleby to give the Growlers the 1-0 lead. While the Railers with two penalties and led in shots 14-8, but were unable to put anything past Petruzzelli. However, the first period can come to a 1-0 close with Newfoundland out in front.

Though it was tough, Worcester kept their foot on the gas pedal in the second and was finally able to break through with a pair of goals. First, it was Blake Christensen (2nd) who raced into the slot and ripped one past Petruzzelli just 8:26 into the period.

The Railers then capitalized on their third powerplay of the night, as Grant Jozefek would notice Jacob Hayhurst (3rd) backdoor to supply Worcester the 2-1 lead with 8:59 to go in the second. Neither group would score for the rest of the frame, as the 2nd got here to a 2-1 close. Worcester notched any other 14 shots and endured to outshoot Newfoundland 28-21.

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