Kurker’s goals not enough to avoid overtime loss

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Sam Kurker on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 (photo credit – Rich Tilton)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Wednesday, Manchester Monarchs received their second post-regulation loss in as many weeks, falling 4-3 in overtime to the visiting Worcester Railers.

Sam Kurker tallied two of the Monarchs’ goals, and assisted on the other goal, a high-slot wrister from Kevin Dufour.

Barry Almeida, Nick Sorkin and Matthew Gaudreau contributed Worcester’s goals, with neither team able to find a fourth goal in the third period.

It ultimately came down to David Quennevile, who put home the game-winner just below the crossbar over the shoulder of Manchester Goaltender Charles Williams.

Manchester (29-24-2-2) now stands at 62 points, good enough for third place in the North Division, three points ahead of fourth-place Maine and five points behind second-place Adirondack.

The Monarchs can clinch a playoff berth with 19 points in their final 15 games. Next up is Adirondack, with puck drop at SNHU Arena scheduled for Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.