Worters Posts Back-to-Back Shutouts as 6th-Seeded ’30-’31 Amerks Sweep 3rd-Seeded ’39-’40 Amerks

Roy Worters of the 6th-seeded ’30-’31 New York Americans and Earl Robertson of the 3rd-Seeded ’39-’40 New York Americans were the stars of this series, except for Game 1, kinda. In Game 1, Robertson stopped 52 of 56 shots against for a .929 save percentage, but Worters’ save percentage was actually below .900. The ’30-’31 Amerks needed a goal in the final minutes of the third period from Normie Himes to force an overtime. Then, Himes potted the overtime winner just 11 seconds in. Worters bounced back from a poor Game 1 performance with back-to-back shutouts in Game’s 2 and 3. He stopped all 38 shots he saw in Game 2 and all 30 shots he saw in Game 3. Himes potted two goals to lead the ’30-’31 Amerks to a 3-0 win in Game 2. Six different players posted a point for the ’30-’31 Amerks in a 2-0 win in Game 3 with no player registering more than one point. Then, in Game 4, Himes and Billy Burch scored 51 seconds apart early in the second period to help propel them to a 2-1 win to complete the sweep. Worters stopped 31 of 32 shots in the series-deciding Game 4.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
‘€™30-‘€™31 Americans 1 1 1 1 4
‘€™39-‘€™40 Americans 2 0 1 0 3

GAME SUMMARY: ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA -€“ 4   ‘€™39-‘€™40 NYA -€“ 3   (OT)   (1-0 ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Normie Himes (’30-’31 NYA) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   9 S

2nd Star: G – Earl Robertson (’39-’40 NYA) – L   4.00 GAA   .929 SV% (52 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Billy Burch (’30-’31 NYA) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   10 S   2 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
‘€™30-‘€™31 Americans 1 1 1 3
‘™39-‘€™40 Americans 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY: ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA -€“ 3   ‘€™39-‘™40 NYA -€“ 0   (2-0 ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Roy Worters (’30-’31 NYA) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (38 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: RW – Frank Carson (’30-’31 NYA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   4 S

3rd Star: C – Normie Himes (’30-’31 NYA) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   6 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
‘€™39-‘€™40 Americans 0 0 0 0
’30-’31 Americans 0 0 2 2

GAME SUMMARY: ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA -€“ 2   ‘€™39-‘€™40 NYA -€“ 0   (3-0 ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Roy Worters (’30-’31 NYA) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (30 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: G – Earl Robertson (’39-’40 NYA) – L   2.00 GAA   .960 SV% (48 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Billy Burch (’30-’31 NYA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   8 S   2 PIM

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
‘€™39-‘€™40 Americans 0 0 1 1
’30-’31 Americans 0 2 0 2

GAME SUMMARY: ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA -€“ 2   ‘€™39-‘€™40 NYA -€“ 1   (4-0 ‘€™30-‘€™31 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Roy Worters (’30-’31 NYA) – W   1.00 GAA   .969 SV% (31 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Earl Robertson (’39-’40 NYA) – L   2.00 GAA   .938 SV% (30 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Normie Himes (’30-’31 NYA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   4 S

Thus ends the 1st Round of the 2015 New York Americans Qualifying Tournament. The Semifinal Round kicks off tomorrow!

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