River Sharks Score Early, Can't Hold Lead Rockers Win 3-2

by Jon Kliment

The River Sharks came in off a weekend in which they lost back to back games by eight goals with a bevy of moves as Coach Tyler Gjurich looked for ways to right the ship. On the backs of a trade with Columbus and several free agent signings the River Sharks faced off with divisional rival Motor City trying to secure their first win in 4 contests.

After playing a scoreless draw in the first period an early second period power play on a Tim Delaney hook saw Elmira's offense come alive. After Klink entered the zone a perfect cross zone pass found Darius Davidson who went forehand backhand behind Trevor Babin to give the River Sharks the 1-0 lead. However the Rockers found a bit of scoring magic of their own as Scott Coash beat Spencer Kozlowski twice and TJ Delany tallied another before the end of the second period to give Motor City the 3-1 lead heading into the final frame.

Though Elmira put up a resilient effort through the third period and found the back of the net one time on a Steven Klink snipe that beat Babin glove side at 8:27 of the third period it was not enough as after a penalty call with 2:15 remaining put the River Sharks down a man they were unable to find any offensive magic to push the contest to overtime. 

Kozlowski stopped 36 of 39 in the loss.

The River Sharks are back in action tomorrow Saturday November 25th at 6:07pm against the Rockers for the final time this season at First Arena. Get your tickets on Ticketmaster.com the Ticketmaster app or by calling the box office at 607-734-PUCK. #FeartheFin