Weekend Preview: Off To Danbury

by Mike Basile

 The Danbury Hat Tricks are riding a five-game win streak into the weekend series with Delaware. Most recently sweeping a three-game series with the Elmira Enforcers. On the other hand, The Delaware Thunder are winless in their last four. The Thunder will look to turn the tide as they head to Danbury for a two-game series on Friday and Saturday night.

Tale Of The Tape:

Danbury Hat Tricks- (7-4-0-0-2) 23 Points 57 Goals For 50 Goals Against

Delaware Thunder- (2-10-0-0-0) 6 Points 35 Goals For 59 Goals Against

Players To Watch:


Forward: Johnny Ruiz- 11-9-20 Points

Forward: Nicola Levesque 7-12-19 Points


Forward Ryan Marker- 13-11-24 Points

Forward Evan Mackintosh- 1-2-3 Points


    The Danbury Hat Tricks are one of the hottest teams in the FHL coming off a three-game sweep of the Enforcers. Danbury gave up 6 total goals in the three-game sweep of Elmira. After a slow start to the season, Danbury has won five straight and six of their last seven. Danbury has been able to find solid goaltending and secondary scoring during their win streak. They are led by Dillon Kelly in net who is 5-1 with 3.44 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. This is a team that finds ways to win games, and they will look to continue to do so at home.

   The Thunder are looking to hit their stride like the Hat Tricks recently have. They have shown some signs, after a dominant third period in Watertown Saturday, the team looks to be coming together. Forward Anton Kalinin looks to be ready for a big breakout game. Defensemen Kieran Devine has been playing lights out in the defensive zone. Eric Masters potted his first of the season this past weekend as well. Delaware will need two complete sixty-minute efforts if they want to find a pair of wins in Danbury. Both Friday and Saturday night puck drops are 7:00.