Game Recap: Hat Tricks Bested by Binghamton 4-2

by Doug Lattuca

DANBURY — The Hat Tricks fell to the Black Bears 4-2 on Sunday in the final game of the three-in-three weekend. Danbury finished the weekend with six of a possible nine points following a two-game sweep of Elmira on Friday and Saturday. 

With 2:32 remaining in the first period, Hat Tricks netminder Liam Murray mishandled the puck behind the net leading to an empty-net tap-in for forward Andrew Uturo. Despite trailing 1-0 after one, the Hat Tricks outshot the Black Bears, 16-5.

4:12 into the second frame, Captain Jonny Ruiz evened up the score on a short-handed laser to the top-right corner for his team-high 28th goal of the season and seventh versus Binghamton this season. Just over midway through the period, Binghamton defenseman Daniel Stone ripped a left-circle shot past Murray for the go-ahead goal on the power-play.

At 5:32 of the third, Chase Harwell redirected Ruiz’s one-timer into the back of the net to get the Hat Tricks back to even. With 2:50 remaining, Binghamton forward Peter Izzo - in his professional debut - sniped his first pro goal to the top right corner to push Binghamton in front, 3-2. 

Tyson Kirkby added an empty-netter with 1:02 remaining to close it out.

The Hat Tricks continue their nine-game homestand next weekend against Port Huron. The puck drop is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

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