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Ivashkin scores three times in first period as Black Bears win second-straight

Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 10:03 PM EST
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - Binghamton Black Bears forward Nikita Ivashkin scored three goals in the first period en route to the Black Bears’ second-straight win, a 7-5 victory over the Danbury Hat Tricks at home.

Ivashkin opened the scoring less than four minutes into the opening period after beating the Danbury keeper on a wrap-around goal. Less than three minutes later, Ivashkin carried the puck into the offensive zone on his own, dodging defenders and once again finding the back of the net on a wrist shot from the point. His third goal of the first period came on an assist from Erik Oganezov, who fed Ivashkin from the back of the net where the Russian winger redirected it home to give the Black Bears a 3-1 lead. Ivashkin added another point by assisting Tyler Gjurich in the second period.

Thomas Aldworth added another goal towards the end of the first period to make it 4-1 before the first intermission. The Black Bears needed every one of those goals and then some, as the Hat Tricks continued to counter-attack, scoring five times before the end of the game.

The Black Bears are back in action on New Year’s Eve, as they host the Watertown Wolves at the Visions Federal Credit Union Veterans Memorial Arena. Puck drop is at 6 p.m.

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