River Sharks Downed By Rockers 4-1

by Jon Kliment

The River Sharks played a back-to-back matchup for the first time this year against the Motor City Rockers. Elmira took the win on Friday night, but the Rockers looked strong on the First Arena ice.

It didn’t take long for Motor City to start things off as Rocco DiCostanzo took a shot from outside inside the blue line just 1:14 into the first period for a 1-0 lead. The Rockers continued to pour on the pressure and despite being shorthanded late in the period Mike Winn was able to steal a puck and give Motor City a 2-0 lead at 14:41.

The Rockers continued to pressure into the second frame as Declan Conway buried a third goal at 14:01. Elmira finally was able to burst through as Austin Pickford buried his first goal 1:37 seconds later amid a scrum right in front of the net. However, the momentum only lasted 2:10 before Scott Coash gave Motor City their 3 goal lead back.

Spencer Kozlowski stopped 28 of 32 shots in the loss.

The River Sharks are back in action at the First Arena on Saturday November 11th at 6:07pm. Get your tickets on Ticketmaster or by calling the box office at 607-734-PUCK.