DANBURY, CT – The Danbury Hat Tricks wrapped up a weekend series with a Saturday night tilt against the Johnstown Tomahawks. The Hat Tricks kept the game close until late, but surrendered three goals in the third period, and fell 4-0.
Johnstown and Danbury were scoreless through one period but Danbury gave up a goal only 1:38 into the second period. After the second period, the Hat Tricks trailed 1-0. Danbury struggled offensively all night and got outshot 39-22 through the second period.
“We need to work on our consistency,” said Hat Tricks head coach Billy McCreary. “We were chasing a goal into the third period, and we didn’t have the urgency we needed.”
The third period saw the Tomahawks score three times in the first nine minutes. Zachary Murray, David Matousek, and TJ Koufis lit the lamp for Johnstown and that would prove to be enough as the Tomahawks cruised to a 4-0 victory.
Adam Johnson started in his second-straight game for the first time in his NAHL career and did not disappoint. The Chicago native put out an outstanding performance, making an astounding 52 saves.
“He just plays strong,” mentioned Hat Tricks goaltending coach Matt Voity when speaking about Johnson. “He is firing on all cylinders right now.”
The Hat Tricks took two points on the weekend against Johnstown and now await the arrival of Maryland for a series next weekend. Both Friday and Saturday’s games will be at 3 p.m.
Make sure to come out and support the Hat Tricks at home on Friday and Saturday! You can stay after the completion of the NAHL game and support the FPHL Hat Tricks as they open the season with a two-game set against Port Huron.
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