Hat Tricks swat the Bees in 10-2 drumming

by Casey Bryant

The Danbury Hat Tricks thoroughly dismantled the Battle Creek Rumble Bees Saturday night, posting double digit goals for the first time in their franchise's history.

Though Adam Howey would strike first just 29 seconds into the contest on goaltender Tom McGuckin, the Hat Tricks would answer back with a goal of their own off the stick of Jonny Ruiz. Gordy Bonnel would give Danbury their first lead of the night, but a shorthanded goal would be buried by Toni Lampo of the Rumble Bees. 

That would be as close as Battle Creek would come to victory in the game, as the Hat Tricks would rattle off eight unanswered goals over the course of the rest of the game. Phil Bronner and Nicola Levesque continued their red-hot scoring streak, Steve Mele found the back of the net, Ruiz would tack on his second of the game as would Bonnel, Vlad Gavrik would tally two of his own and Brett Menton would net his first with the team.

Fists would also fly multiple times throughout the game, as several bouts of fisticuffs ignited the arena.

Mcguckin made 21 saves en route to his first professional victory.

"It's an emotional game, and I'm glad we kept that fire going," head coach Billy McCreary commented. "We stuck up for teammates, we battled hard, and played the full 60 minutes. We don't let up, and I'm glad we played hard and played smart."

The Hat Tricks will be on the road next week, visiting the Elmira Enforcers for a three-game set. They return home December 6th and 7th to take on the Delaware Thunder. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.