Game Recap: Hat Tricks Denied Sixth Straight Win, Fall 4-1 to Binghamton

by Danbury Media Staff

DANBURY — The Hat Tricks were topped by Binghamton 4-1 on Saturday night snapping their five-game winning streak. The loss marks the seventh time the Hat Tricks have fallen to the Black Bears this season.

The Hat Tricks had no answers for Binghamton goalie Connor McAnanama who stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced. It is the third time this season the netminder has held Danbury to under three goals.

At 10:36 in the first period, Black Bears forward Nikita Ivashkin, stationed in the slot, flipped a backhander over the glove of Conor McCollum to get the Black Bears on the board first. Just over four minutes later, Danbury forward Bohdan Zinchenko answered when he fired a wrister off the mit of McAnanama and into the top right corner to knot the game up at one.

Similar to Friday night, the second period, especially early, belonged to Binghamton. 2:39 into the second period, forward Josh Fletcher snuck the puck under the pad of McCollum to push the Black Bears in front. Less than two minutes later, Binghamton forward Tyson Kirkby sniped the puck into the top right corner of the net to advance the Black Bears lead to three. 

Despite a strong stand from McCollum in the third, the Hat Tricks offense remained dormant and Binghamton forward Austin Thompson added an empty net score, with under two to play, to seal the deal. This broke the Hat Tricks four game win streak against the Black Bears.

The Hat Tricks look for redemption Friday, Jan. 19 when they travel to Binghamton for a rematch against the Black Bears. Puck drop is set for 7:00 pm. 

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