October 8, 2012

Portland Pirates lose 7-1 in final preseason game

By Paul Betit pbetit@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

SALEM, N.H.—Linden Vey and rookie Tyler Toffoli each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 7-1 win against the Portland Pirates in an AHL exhibition game at Salem ICENTER.

Jordan Weal, David Kolomatis, Andy Andreoff, Brandon Kozun and Slava Voynov also scored goals as the Monarchs -- last year's Atlantic Division defending champion -- beat the Pirates for the second time in as many days.

With 5:59 left to play, rookie forward Darian Dziurzynski scored the lone goal for Portland.

The Pirates, who open the regular season Saturday night with a game against the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Falls, N.Y., finished their preseason exhibition schedule with a 1-2 record.

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Thomas Hickey of Manchester battles for the puck with Portland's Rob Klinkhammer in an exhibition game Sunday at the Portland Ice Arena. The Pirates lost to the Monarchs on Monday for the second time in as many days.

Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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