by Hat Tricks Staff

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Danbury Hat Tricks (5-3-1, 15 pts) continued their road trip with a 6-3 loss to the Carolina Thunderbirds (5-5-0, 14 pts) on Friday night.

Danbury didn’t have the start it hoped for on Friday, when the Hat Tricks found themselves down 2-0 with six minutes left in the first period.

However, the Hat Tricks responded strongly after that point, scoring two-consecutive goals from Cory Anderson and Gordy Bonnel to tie the game just 25 seconds into the second period.

From that point on, the Hat Tricks were outscored 4-1. Danbury was outshot 43-38 in the contest and were unable to overcome the Thunderbirds’ attack.

Bonnel was a bright spot for the Hat Tricks, recording a multi-goal game and a three-point night.

The Hat Tricks’ forward now has five goals and nine points this season.

Jonny Ruiz extended his streak of recording a point in every game this season with an assist on Bonnel’s first tally. Ruiz has 13 points in eight games for Danbury.

Danbury is back in action tomorrow, finishing the two-game set with Carolina at 6:05 p.m.