Offensive Barrage Lifts Binghamton to Victory

by Brooks Hill

Binghamton, NY - The Binghamton Black Bears defeated the Watertown Wolves 9-5 on Friday night.  Brenden Stanko tallied six points (One goal and five assists) during the offensive onslaught in the second and third periods. 

Binghamton jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to Stanko and Nikita Ivashkin right before the halfway point of the period.  Watertown did answer back as Blacksmith and Bottero were able score before the buzzer tying the game at 2.

The barrage of goals from Binghamton began in the middle frame.  After a 3-3 tie, Vladislav Pavlov scored to give Watertown a 4-3 lead, then the blitz of goals began.  Dustin Jesseau, Tyson Kirkby, Austin Thompson, Ivashkin, Smith, and Wieber rattled off six unanswered goals for the Black Bears pushing them ahead 9-4. 

Watertown was able to grab a late ppg, but not enough to mount a comeback as special teams was the name of the game.  Binghamton finished the night 3/5 on the power play.  Watertown did score a shorthanded goal, and finished 2/7.  The Black Bears win by a final score of 9-5, grabbing three more points in the standings; and now have 11 points in their first five games. 

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