Game Recap: Hat Tricks Tame Wolves, 5-3, in Lone Game of Weekend

by Doug Lattuca & Jordan Simmons

DANBURY — Forward Brandon Stojcevski's two goals and one assist led the charge Saturday night in a Hat Tricks 5-3 victory over Watertown. The Hat Tricks have won five of the last six at home and nine of the last 12 overall.

The Hat Tricks started quickly in the first when forward Connor Woolley tapped home a doorstep pass to take a 1-0 lead. Later in the first, Stojcevski got his first on the power play with 6:02 remaining to extend the advantage to two. The scoring didn't stop there. Forward Bohdan Zinchenko lifted the stick of Tate Leeson and stuffed a shorthanded goal inside the near post to put the Hat Tricks up 3-0. Watertown would get on the board with 45 seconds remaining in the frame on a Chiwetin Blacksmith wrist shot from the point.

In the second, Hat Tricks forward Daniel McKitrick received a give-and-go below the circles from Corey Cunningham to raise the lead back to three just under midway through the period. 

Three seconds into the third, with the Hat Tricks leading 4-1, Danbury's Jacob Ratcliffe and Watertown's Aleksandr Gamzatov dropped the gloves. A few moments later, Stojcevski caught the puck off the backboard and banked it into the net to further the lead to four. Watertown's Noah Doyle tapped in the Wolves' second of the night about five minutes into the period cutting the deficit to three. With 2:28 remaining, Watertown got another to get within two but that was the closest they'd get.

The Hat Tricks hit the road next weekend for a two-game series against Carolina, Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6:05 p.m.

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