Hat Tricks Fall to Thunder in Regular-Season Finale
DANBURY, CT – The Danbury Hat Tricks (36-21-3, 105 pts) dropped the regular season finale to the Delaware Thunder (9-42-2, 26 pts) 5-4 on Saturday night.
Danbury launched 57 shots on Delaware goaltender Trevor Babin, but were unable to solve him more than four times. Babin made 27 saves in the second period to keep Danbury off the board in the middle frame.
Danbury and Delaware traded goals for the first five goals of the game before Delaware scored two-straight in the third.
Captain Jonny Ruiz scored his 49th goal of the season in the loss as Danbury heads toward the playoffs.
The Hat Tricks will face the Binghamton Black Bears in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 will be on Monday night in Binghamton, before the series will shift back to Danbury for Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary).
“We are ready to go,” said Head Coach Dave MacIsaac. “This is what we’ve played all year for.”
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