DANBURY, CT – The NA3HL Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks (1-4-0-0) will take the ice at Danbury Arena on Friday night against the Long Beach Sharks and on Sunday against the Bay State Bobcats.
The games will be the second head-to-head contests of the season for the Jr. Hat Tricks against each opponent. Both games will have a 7 p.m. puck drop.
“We have added some very strong additions to our line up recently, with more in the works,” said Head Coach Tyler Noseworthy. “I’m very happy with how the team has handled adversity thus far and I’m very excited about the direction we are moving in. I will be challenging my guys this weekend and I will expect nothing less than two W’s.”
The Jr. Hat Tricks last game came on Sept. 24 against the Sharks, with the Sharks coming out on top 5-3. For the second consecutive game, the Jr. Hat Tricks will face off at home against the Sharks.
The Sharks enter play Friday with a 3-2-0-0 record. The Sharks have played two games since the Sept. 24 meeting in Danbury, splitting two games against the Norwich Sea Captains. Jake Weikel scored in the win against Norwich and currently leads the team with four tallies and six points.
In the last matchup, the Jr. Hat Tricks were led by two newcomers. In their first game as Hat Tricks, Oleg Egorov netted a goal and an assist while Egor Sheheglov assisted on one of the three Jr. Hat Tricks goals.
Daniel Khatib and Antonio Felidi continued their hot starts to the season, each scoring in last week’s contest. Khatib scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season in the first period on Friday. Felidi recorded his first career goal late in the second period of the contest.
The Jr. Hat Tricks lone win of the season came on the road against Bay State, winning 3-1 on Sept. 22. In the game, the Hat Tricks were outshot 60-30, but goaltender Liam McGibbon was spectacular. McGibbon stopped 59 of 60 shots in the game to spring the Tricks to victory.
The Jr. Hat Tricks will host the same Bay State (1-4-0-0) team on Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Bobcats are led by Ian Skinner, who has notched two goals and two assists in the early going. Will Cormie also has four points, all coming via assists.
Bay State has lost four straight games after winning its first of the season. The Bobcats have been outscored 13-4 in those four losses.
Tickets are available for both games via danburyhattricksna3.com. Both games can be seen on HockeyTV at 7 p.m.