LEWISTON, ME – The Hat Tricks opened up their NAHL Eastern Division road schedule on Friday and could not string together enough pressure to best the Maine Nordiques, and ultimately fell 4-3.
Neither team scored consecutive goals through two periods, trading goals until Maine made it 4-2 early in the third.
Maine was paced by big nights from several players. Aidan Connolly put together a two-goal, three-point night, Tyler Gaulin accumulated four assists in a career-best night for him, and Ignat Belov notched a goal and an assist.
Danbury got a first-period goal from Ben Biester (2), who cashed in on a shorthanded opportunity. Then the newest Hat Trick, Hunter Young (4), scored in the second for his first goal with Hat City. The third and final Hat Tricks goal was scored by Andrew Eberling who took a pass on a two-on-one and roofed it, to make the score 4-3 in the third.
“I was impressed with our guys, it was another resilient effort for us but we have to find a way to swing these one-goal games in our favor,” said Head Coach Billy McCreary. “Details are key and they executed a few more than we did tonight. That’s the bottom line.”
Danbury will be back in action on Saturday in Maine as they look to split with the Nordiques at 7:00 pm from Lewiston. Catch all of the action on HockeyTV, or follow along on our social media.