by Hat Tricks Staff

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Danbury Hat Tricks (14-6-2, 41 pts) struggles on the road continue as they surrender Saturday’s game 6-2 to the Carolina Thunderbirds (11-8-1, 32 pts).

The Hat Tricks fell behind early once again in Saturday’s loss. Carolina scored the first three goals of the game, taking a three-goal lead at the 11:23 mark of the second period.

“We can’t keep falling behind early in games,” said head coach Dave MacIsaac. “We’re putting ourselves in bad situations too often.”

Danbury answered at 17:28 with Tim Perks’ second goal in two games as a Hat Trick. Tyler Davis and Dustin Jesseau assisted, but Danbury couldn’t keep its momentum.

Carolina answered quickly to take a commanding three-goal lead again with Gus Ford scoring at 19:06 of the second.

Late in the third, Jonny Ruiz added to his team-leading goal total, scoring his 21st of the year from Cullen Bonnel and Brice French.

The teams will finish off a three-game set on Sunday at 4:05.