Hat Tricks Come Up With Magic, Sweep Enforcers 5-2
Elmira came into Saturday night's contest with something to prove. The Enforcers had split the series in Danbury with the Hat Tricks and after dropping two straight felt they had a lot left in the tank after pre and post thanksgiving defeats.
The first period was everything the Enforcers could have asked for as at 11:01 Kyle Stevens got a hold of a cross crease pass and waited for Dillion Kelley to get out of position and slide the puck behind to give Elmira a 1-0 lead. It didn't take long for the Enforcers to add another goal to their column as on a power play Cameron Yarwood slapped one from the point past Kelley to give the Enforcers a dominant 2-0 lead to take into the locker room.
If the first period was a triumph the second period was a tragedy as Danbury struck back three times in 8:18 after lifting netminder Kelley for Thomas McGuckin. Steve Brown, Nicola Levesque, and Matyas Kasek all found ways to put the puck by Troy Passingham to give Danbury a lead going into the second intermission, but the blows did not stop there as the third went similarly poor for Elmira as 3:38 into the final frame, while the Enforcers were on a power play, a two on one shorthanded break ended with a fourth goal being scored by Kendall Bolen-Porter. Elmira took a desperation shot by pulling Passingham with six minutes to go and this would also result in an empty net goal by Cory Anderson to make the final 5-2.
Passingham stopped 40 of 44 in the loss.
The Enforcers will be back home on Friday December 6th against the Watertown Wolves at 7:05 pm when they will be giving out Christmas Cards! Don't miss out call today 607-734-PUCK!