Bobcats Bested By Danbury 5-2

by Brett Wiseman


The Blue Ridge Bobcats, despite a solid effort, were defeated 5-2 by the Danbury Hat Tricks before a raucous Saturday night crowd of 1,089 at the APEX Center on Autism Acceptance and Awareness Night.

Danny Martin gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead with a huge goal on a solo breakaway in the dying stages of the first period for his 14th marker of the campaign. Danbury answered with five unanswered goals through the next two and a half periods.

Nikita Ivashkin exemplified the Bobcats relentless no-quit mindset, stuffing home a goal on the doorstep midway through the third, his 26th of the season combined between Binghamton and Blue Ridge, to make the score 5-2.

The Bobcats will head to Winston-Salem for a front end of a home and home with the Carolina Thunderbirds on Friday.