Stanko Show Plays On

by Brooks Hill

BINGHAMTON - The Binghamton Black Bears defended home ice against the Danbury Hat Tricks on Wednesday night, winning 6-2 before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Brenden Stanko recorded the first hat trick of the season, earning another 1st star performance.

Danbury was able to get on the board first in the opening period. Sam Dabrowski scored in his first game back from loan 3:04 into the period.  The Hat Tricks had the opportunity to extend their lead on a power play, but was nullified by an offensive zone penalty.  Brenden Stanko scored his first of the night, and first 4-on-4 goal of the season for the Black Bears to tie the game at 1-1.  In the tail end of the period, Tyson Kirkby cashed in the only power play goal of the night sending Binghamton to the room up 2-1.  

Josh Fletcher was able to score an insurance goal in the second off a beautiful sequence from Gavin Yates. But then the Hat Tricks cut into the lead as Daniel McKitrick scored a rebound from Parker Moskal. 

Then, the Stanko show continued, as he scored twice in four minutes giving Binghamton a 5-2 lead. Jestin Somero scored the empty-net goal securing the win for the Black Bears as Sam LiVecchi saved 32 shots in his fourth win of the season.  

Binghamton improves to 8-1-3 after 12 games on the season, still in 1st place in the Empire Division.   

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