Maine Hockey Journal

Ford trucks through Bridgeport in Pirates win

Todd Ford made 28 saves to lead the Portland Pirates to a 3-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in an American Hockey League game played tonight at Arena at Harbor Yard.

Mark Mancari registered a goal and an assist in Portland’s six consecutive victory while Kyle Wanvig and Derek Whitmore also scored. Paul Byron collected two assists as the Pirates also extended their points streak to 10 games (8-0-1-1). The Pirates are now 44-22-6-4 on the season.

Sean Bentivoglio netted the lone goal for Bridgeport, who dropped to 36-31-4-6.

Wanvig gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead after one as he connected on a power play midway through the opening period. That goal stood until five minutes into the third when Bentivoglio tied the game. Mancari answered on the power play five minutes with what turned out to be the game winner. Whitmore hit the empty net to complete the scoring.

The Sound Tigers out shot the Pirates 29-17 in the game.

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