Dashers Lose 5-2 to Danbury in Snow-out Game
BY: Tommy Pecoraro, Federal Hockey League
With harsh winter weather that included over a foot of snow, blustery winds, and roads choked off because driving was near impossible wasn’t enough to stop a group of about 40 fans from coming to Palmer Arena to witness Sunday’s contest. Unfortunately for the Danville Dashers fans, the Danbury Whalers came away with a 5-2 win.
Igor Karlov scored the first goal 1:47 into the first period before Jamie Zaleski scored later to tie the game. Brad Norkum would score on the power play with nineteen seconds left to give Danbury a 2-1 lead.
In the second period David Lun scored just 1:27 in to give Danbury a 3-1 lead, however Ryan Stern would score only two minutes later to close the gap to one goal game again. Ryan Patsch and Jason Pietrasiak added goals in the second period, There were no goals in the third frame. There were only three power with the first two going to Danville, with one going to Danbury. While Danville failed to capitalize on their chances, the Whalers did.
Zaleski and Ryan Stern had the two goals for Danville and their only penalty went to Ray Tremblay. Nick Niedert stopped 34 of 39 and Robbins would finish off with 4 shots and 4 saves for the Whalers. Jason Pietrasiak had a goal and 2 assists, Brad Norkum, Igor Karlov and David Lun finished with a goal and assist each. Ryan Patsch would add the other goal and Tim Richter added 2 assists. Kevin Hoy stopped 33 of 35 shots. The two teams’ next game is against each other, on Friday the 10th at Danbury Ice Arena.