by Hat Tricks Staff

DANBURY, CT – The Danbury Hat Tricks (18-9-3, 53 pts) play their second of four-straight days on Friday when they host the Carolina Thunderbirds (16-11-3, 48 pts) at 7 p.m.

The Hat Tricks began their busiest stretch of the season on Thursday with a road win against Binghamton.

They return home on Friday to start a three-game series with Carolina. This will be the sixth meeting between the two teams and the first contest in Danbury.

Carolina has a point in all five of those meetings, winning three games in regulation. The Hat Tricks won the last meeting in Carolina with a comeback-overtime win on Jan. 2nd.

The Hat Tricks have been led all season by captain Jonny Ruiz, who added his team-leading 27th goal in the win on Thursday night. Ruiz has 48 points are fourth in the league and lead the team. His 27 goals are third in the FPHL.

John Buttitta leads the way for the Thunderbirds, piling up 44 points so far this season. Gus Ford has been the most effective goal-scorer for Carolina, netting 21 in 24 games this season.

Get tickets HERE for the first game of the set between the Hat Tricks and the Thunderbirds. The game can also be seen on the Hat Tricks YouTube.