Hall of Fame Performance

by Brooks Hill

BINGHAMTON, NY- The Binghamton Black Bears turned back the clock to the 80s, dawning the retro Binghamton Whalers jerseys on Saturday night. Binghamton put together a Hall of Fame performance, defeating the Danbury Hat Tricks 7-1.  

Don Olivieri started the scoring, just two minutes into the game on a takeaway by Dakota Bohn.  Just 30 seconds later, Kyle Stephan sniped an unassisted goal, as Brass Bonanza reigned through the arena.  It was all Binghamton, early in the contest.  Blake Tosto added the final goal of the period with under two remaining, and the Black Bears were able to skate into the room up 3-0.  

The pressure continued, as the Binghamton lead continued to grow.  The captain, Tyson Kirkby, was able to score on the power play, and Stephan recorded his second of the night, making it 5-0.  That’s when Danbury was able to get on the board.  Kolby Johnson deflected a shot past Nolan Egbert for the first and only goal of the night for the visitors.  Before the horn blew, Austin Thompson saved a goal with his stick on the back post.  

Kirkby began the third period with a shorthanded tally, that slid under the glove of the Danbury net minder, as Binghamton continued to pour it on.  The final tally of the night came from Bohn on the power play.  Nolan Egbert made 31 saves in net, earning his 11th victory of the season.  

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