Connecticut Whale 5, Manchester Monarchs 3
By Brian Ring
Manchester, NH, March 11, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Casey Wellman had two goals and an assist in the game and Andreas Thuresson had the game-winner and an assist to lead the Whale.
The win gave the Whale two wins in three games this weekend, and improved them to a perfect 4-0-0-0 against Manchester this season. The Whale (31-20-5-5) also moved into a tie in the Northeast Division with first-place Bridgeport, which lost 6-3 at home to Norfolk, at 72 points.
“It’s going to be a grind, with a short night and travel last night,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. “But the guys stuck with it, got a big goal by Casey [Wellman], and we were able to get our two points.”
Wellman would give the Whale a 1-0 advantage just 1:14 into the first period, backhanding a rebound past Manchester goaltender Jeff Zatkoff (27 saves). Brendan B...