Wayne NJ – The Hitmen beat the NJ Rockets Saturday night with a 5-3 win. The win gave the Hitmen their 4th straight win, improving their record to 9-7-1. The Hitmen travelled to Rochester last weekend to face the Monarchs winning both games by the same score of 5-2.
In game one vs. the Rochester Monarchs, Captain Matthew Paiotti (3) lead the way scoring two goals with Assistant Captain Thomas Lamacchia (3), Ryan Gamber (2) and Josh Mead (12) all scoring for the Hitmen in a 5-2 victory. Forward Anton Nigay added 3 assists and starting goalie Cole Mulholland made 20 saves for his 4th win of the season.
Chris Foley earned his first win of the season turning aside 30 saves in a 5-2 victory for the weekend sweep vs. the Monarchs. Anton Nigay (3), Ian Denning (1), Connor Bizal (8), Thomas Lamacchia and Robbie Sheehan (7) all tallied for the Hitmen. Artem Buzoverya chipped in 3 assists giving him 4 points for the weekend.
The Hitmen found some secondary scoring vs. the NJ Rockets as five different scorers scored for the Hitmen in a 5-3 victory. Robbie Sheehan (8), Toivo Kramer (3), Egor Nosov (2), Anton Nigay (4) and Thomas Lamacchia (5) all scored while Ryan Malota and Tadeas Pejchal each added 2 assists. Starter Trevor Stenberg made 34 saves for his 4th win of the season improving his record to 4-2.
The Hitmen host the Syracuse Stars for two games this weekend. The Hitmen are 1-1 vs. the Stars this season.
Wayne, NJ – On Saturday, October 13, the Jersey Hitmen beat the Syracuse Stars by a score of 5-3, despite being down 2-0 in the first 4 minutes of the first period. The Hitmen quickly responded scoring three unanswered goals, first from Nick Davidow (2) and then Robbie Sheehan (6) scored back to back goals for his 5th and 6th of the season. The Hitmen would hang on to the lead for the 5-3 win. Connor Bizal (6) added the game winning goal and Anton Nigay (2) would add the insurance. Starter Cole Mulholland was stellar in net making 29 saves for his 3rd win of the season.
The Hitmen fell short 3-2 in Game 2. Chris Foley made his first start for the Jersey Hitmen making 23 saves. Thomas Lamacchia (2) tied the game up at one a piece and Josh Mead (9) added a short handed marker for his team-leading 9thgoal of the season.
Head coach Dan Henningson on the weekend split, “It was nice to get a comeback win under our belt on Saturday night. Going down two goals on the first 2 shots and coming out of the first period with the lead was a positive sign. Cole was solid in net for us, giving us some timely saves and I thought it was his best performance thus far in the year. Sunday was disappointing because I felt Syracuse outworked us and found a way to win whereas we found a way to lose with three power play goals against.”
The Hitmen will travel to the NY Aviators Saturday night at 7:50pm, and host the Aviators Sunday night at 7:30pm at the Ice Vault.