The St. John's IceCaps started the post-Christmas season on a low note, after losing to the Worcester Sharks 5-2 at DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
Worcester struck three times in the second period, including the game-winner.
Friday's game marked the Shark's fourth win in five tries against the IceCaps this season.
JC Lipon and Zach Redmond scored for St. John's.
The IceCaps take on the Manchester Monarchs Saturday night in New Hampshire.