Monarchs Blanked by Walleye, 3-0

01/06/2018 7:37 PM -

TOLEDO, OHIO – The Manchester Monarchs dropped their third straight game as the Toledo Walleye defeated the Monarchs, 3-0, Saturday night at the Huntington Center.

The Monarchs (21-12-2-1) were unable to beat goaltender Matej Machovsky, and dropped their lone contest of the season with the Walleye (21-10-2-1).

Toledo opened the scoring at 1:04 of the first period on the 4th goal of the season for Austen Brassard. Shane Berschbach skated through the neutral zone where he backhanded a pass to Brassard along the left wing. Brassard made his way to the hashmarks and floated a backhanded pass towards goal, where Monarchs defenseman Craig Wyszomirski tried to clear the puck away and batted it into his own net to give the Walleye a 1-0 lead.

The Walleye extended their lead at 2:25 of the second period on the 5th goal of the season for Berschbach. Kevin Gibson sent a pass from the middle of the point to Brassard at the left post, where Brassard one-timed a pass across the crease to Berschbach who snapped a one-timer past the glove of Monarchs goaltender, Brandon Komm, to make it 2-0 Toledo.

Toledo wrapped up the scoring at 19:18 of the third period on a power-play goal by Tyler Barnes, his 8th goal of the season. Barnes held the puck along the goal line where he sent a pass into the slot for Mike Borkowski. Borkowski took a shot and Barnes gathered the rebound and pushed the puck through the legs of Komm, to give Toledo a 3-0 lead.

The Monarchs are back in action Jan. 12 (7:00 p.m.) when they return home to play the Worcester Railers at SNHU Arena.

Game Notes

The Monarchs were shut out for the second time this season

Manchester suffered their third loss in a row

The Monarchs committed two delay of game penalties and two bench minor penalties




Photo Credit: Rich Tilton