Manchester failed in its bid to sweep Worcester and will try to close out the series in Game 5 on Friday in Manchester. In Game 4, Worcester’s Tom Walsh scored his second goal of the game 12 minutes into the third period to break a tie and give the Sharks a 3-2 victory. Jason LaBarbera made 34 saves and Matt Moulson and Patrick O’Sullivan scored for the Monarchs.
In the QMJHL, Lewiston has advanced to the championship series after a sweep of Rouyn-Noranda. In the other semifinal, Cape Breton leads Val-d’Or three games to one. Lewiston won Game 4 by a final of 4-3. Jonathan Bernier had 27 saves and Marc-Andre Cliche had one goal and one assist.
Once again, the IIHF World Championships begin tomorrow. Team USA (with Jack Johnson) plays Sweden at 8:15 a.m. Pacific Time. For those interested, it seems that you can pay $4.95 to watch all of the tournament games via webcast at http://web.wcsn.com. I’ve never tried the site, so I can’t say how reliable it is, but it’s an option. Canada (with Michael Cammalleri) plays Saturday.