Game Recap: Hat Tricks Fall in Binghamton, 7-1

by Jordan Simmons & Doug Lattuca

BINGHAMTON, NY —  The Hat Tricks were dropped by the Black Bears 7-1 on Saturday night in the final road game of the regular season. Binghamton scored five unanswered goals to seize control in the first two periods. Forward Kolby Johnson grabbed the only goal for the Hat Tricks at 1:16 of the second period. 

With the loss, the Hat Tricks remain five points behind Motor City for second place in the Empire Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. 

Binghamton wasted little time scoring twice in the opening 2:30. Donald Olivieri’s backhander snuck through the five-hole of Hat Tricks netminder Talor Joseph 1:57 into the period. 34 seconds later, Kyle Stephan doubled the Black Bears lead on a snipe from the right circle. With two minutes remaining, Binghamton forward Blake Tosto pushed the Binghamton advantage to three on a rebound in the crease. After one, the Black Bears led the shots 23-10. 

5:30 into the second frame, Binghamton forward Tyson Kirkby buried a tic-tac-toe power play goal to make it 4-0 Binghamton. With just over three minutes remaining, Olivieri notched his second of the game on a point shot through traffic to push the Danbury deficit to five. As time was winding down in the middle period, Kolby Johnson tapped in a backdoor pass from Connor Woolley to get the Hat Tricks on the board.

In the third, the Black Bears tallied two more, Kirkby shorthanded and Dakota Bohn on the power play, to close it out.

The Hat Tricks head home to finish up their three-game weekend. Elmira comes to town on Sunday for a 3 p.m. puck drop.

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