Wilcox and Redmond Lead Amerks to a Sunday Win

The Amerks finished off a long weekend with a 4-1 win over the Sound Tigers and will head home earning five out of six possible points. Two wins and a shootout loss.

Adam Wilcox was the first star of the game after facing 37 shots and stopped all but one of them for his third win and best game of the season.

Zach Redmond scored his fifth of the season to open the scoring in the first period. Seth Griffith carried the puck towards the blue line looking for an open man and Redmond was positioned at the top of the opposite face off circle for a one timer for a power play goal.

With Sean Malone in the penalty box the Amerks scored a short handed goal with 2:33 left in the first period. Nick Baptiste went hard towards the puck in the Bridgeport zone and held off just enough as he saw Colin Blackwell skating in. A quick pass to Blackwell and the net was wide open.

The second period saw something we haven’t seen much of, fighting. Dalton Smith dropped the gloves twice in the period. Once against Ben Holmstrom and once against Seth Helgeson. He earned an automatic game misconduct with the second fight. There wasn’t much indication what started the first fight but the second one was objecting to the way Helgeson drove Sahir Gill into the boards.

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Casey Bailey scored the only goal of the game for Bridgeport at 7:51 of the second period on the power play. Bailey lined himself up for a pass from Michael Dal Colle and the shot bounced off a post and into the net.

At 2:09 of the third period the Amerks took a 3-1 lead on the power play when Seth Griffith scored his third goal of the season. Zach Redmond took the initial shot from the blue line into traffic in front of the net created by Kyle Criscuolo. The puck was tipped, saved and Griffith was ready for the rebound.

Griffith now has three goals and three assists in six games.

Stuart Percy fed the puck to Zach Redmond who rifled a slap shot on the power play at 17:45 of the third period to finish the scoring in the game and gave the Amerks a 4-1 lead.

Redmond now has six goals and nine assists in 15 games. Sending Nicolas Deslauriers to Montreal in exchange for Redmond has paid off.

Rochester native Shane Prince played for the Sound Tigers on a conditioning stint and was held scoreless as he lead both teams with seven shots in the game.

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28 / 14 / 20
19 / 51 / 39
92 / 43 / 13
37 / 29 / 12
5 / 2
34 / 45
10 / 22

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Keith Wozniak

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