Ruiz & McCreary Hit Milestones in Delaware

by Herm Sorcher

Harrington, DE- For the penultimate game of the 2022 calendar year, the Danbury Hat Tricks traveled to Harrington to face the Delaware Thunder and in the process of a 6-1 victory, achieved a few milestones. 

First, Jonny Ruiz, the Hat Tricks' Captain, recorded a goal and an assist, with his goal at the 1:49 mark of the second period standing as his 100th goal as a player in the FPHL. 90 of those goals have come for the Danbury Hat Tricks, the other ten came when he was loaned to the Elmira Enforcers while the Hat Tricks were on hiatus. 

Ruiz's goal came in a four-goal outburst by the Hat Tricks in the second period, in which Dustin Jesseau, Evan Lugo, and Michael Falanga joined Ruiz in the goal scoring column, following on from Michael Marchesan's tally in the first period and succeeded by a John MacDonald goal in the third. 

With the goal scoring, combined with a 19 save effort from Brian Wilson, the Hat Tricks improved to 19-1-2 and secured Billy McCreary's 50th win as Hat Tricks' bench boss. 

The Hat Tricks take to the ice one more time on Saturday night to round out 2022. Puck drop against the Delaware Thunder at the Delaware Fair Grounds' Center Ice Arena is scheduled for 7 PM.