Comeback effort falls short

by Brooks Hill

Fraser, MI- The Binghamton Black Bears fell again on the road Saturday night, 6-4 against the Motor City Rockers.  Binghamton's three-goal third period was not enough to surmount a comeback.  

Motor City jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first six minutes.  The third line was able to get the Bears on the board, with a little bit of luck.  Kyle Stephan scored his first of the night by sliding the puck under the stick of Trevor Babin.  For seven and a half minutes, Binghamton kept the game close at a one goal deficit.  However, Motor City was able to find the back of the net one more time in the opening frame.  After one period, the Rockers led 3-1.

Things got worse before they got better in the second.  After what had looked like the Black Bears best period of the weekend, the Rockers added two more goals.  A 4on4 goal and a power play tally in the final five mintues of the frame doubled their lead, then up to 5-1. 

In the third, Binghamton was able to quick strike from Stephan, his second of the night.  It was quickly answered by the Rockers, but the Black Bears made it interesting in the final 10 minutes.  Dakota Bohn scored the only power play goal of the weekend for Binghamton and Tyson Kirkby scored the fourth goal with 47 seconds left. 

Binghamton pulled the goalie but were unable to get goal, as the fell 6-4 to Motor City in the finale of the season series. 

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