Andrew Logar led the way with a hat trick as the Niagara Falls PowerHawks crushed the Skylands Kings 8-4 in a home game at Hyde Park Ice Pavillion in Niagara Falls. Furthermore, the Niagara Falls PowerHawks' offense had a big night, peppering Skylands with 39 shots throughout the game. The Niagara Falls PowerHawks took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Andrew Logar.
Evan Domiano delivered for his team with 2 goals and Brandon Schweickert contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Steven Ford chipped in with 2 goals.
In the first, Domiano opened the scoring for the PowerHawks with a goal at 7:05 with helpers from his linemates, Villani and Mueller. Ford answered for the Kings with a goal at 10:50 with an assist from his teammate Vanderhoff. Logar quickly followed with a goal at 11:54 with helpers from Minichiello and Walerowicz. Schweickert put in a goal at 18:49 with an assist from Minichiello.
In the second, Logar netted a goal at 4:51 with helpers from his linemates, Villani and Minichello. Logar deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 8:49 with assists from Minichello and Walerowicz. Dinzik quickly followed with a goal at 10:10 with helpers from Garrigan and Landry. Ford quickly followed with a goal at 11:52 with an assist from defenseman Scarpa. Tripi answered for Niagara Falls with a goal at 17:05 with helpers from Logar and Schweickert. Domiano quickly followed with a goal at 18:53.
In the third period, O’sullivan answered for the Kings with a goal at 15:18 with an assist from his linemate Baker. Stewart answered for the PowerHawks with a goal at 19:42 with a helper from Villani.
Niagara Falls’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Augustine as he stopped 18 of the 22 shots he faced. Augustine’s counterpart, Yttereng, also had a big night, managing to stop 31 of 39, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Niagara Falls PowerHawks’ record to (2-0-0-0).