Sunday, October 8, 2017

Niagara Falls Tops Roc City 11-4

The Niagara Falls PowerHawks skated away with an 11-4 victory against the Roc City Royals in their lone game of the weekend on Saturday evening at the Lakeshore Ice Arena. Brandon Schweickert and Andrew Logar combined for  seven goals and eleven points. Brandon Corey had three goals for the Royals.

Justin King put the PowerHawks on the board early with a goal at 2:23. Matthew Minichiello provided the lone assist. Brandon Corey knotted the game at 1-1 with an unassisted tally at 9:17. Niagara Falls regained the lead when Brandon Schweickert scored his first of the night at 11:19 on the power play. Spencer Hrynczak and Andrew Logar had the assists. Logar buried one at 15:17, to give the Hawks a 3-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Anthony Arbatosky was credited with the assist.

Schweickert scored his second of the night only 32 seconds into the second period. Logar and Hrynczak assisted. Brandon Corey responded for the Royals at 5:37 to make it 4-2. John Onufryk pulled Roc City within one goal at 8:55. Brandon Snyder padded the PowerHawks lead at 12:19 to make it 5-3 in favor of the visitors.

Brandon Schweickert completed the hat trick with his third goal at 6:34 of the third period. THe power play marker was assisted by Andrew Logar and Frankie Bodami. Logar nabbed his second of the night, shorthanded, at 8:19. Schweickert extended the PowerHawks lead to 8-3 with his fourth of the contest at 9:33. Spencer Hrynczak assisted.

MIchael Olszewski continued the PowerHawk dominance in the third period with a goal coming at 12:33, assisted by Logar and Hrynczak. Stephen Minichiello upped the lead to 10-3 at 16:35. Frankie Bodami fed Andrew Logar a perfect pass in front of the net to give Logar a hat trick on the evening at 18:13. Brandon Corey closed out the scoring with only 24 seconds left in the game to get his own hat trick for the Roc City Royals.

Kris Augustine turned away 24 of 28 shots faced for the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. For the Royals, Frederick Peters started the game, stopping 42 of 51 shots. He was replaced by SHane Phillips with 7;22 left in the game. He stopped 4 of 6 shots faced. The PowerHawks success on the power play continued with three more goals with the extra skaters.

Niagara Falls will next be home Friday night at 7:00pm when they take on the Southern Tier Xpress. The weekend continues on Saturday and Sunday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion with a pair of games against the Oswego Stampede. Game time for Saturday is 6:00pm. Sunday’s game is set to start at 1:00pm.