McGibbon steals the show; ‘Cats fall 3-1 to the ‘Tricks

Danbury 3 @ Bay State 1 – Jr. Hat Tricks goalie Liam McGibbon made 59 saves in his junior hockey and NA3HL debut to lead his team to a 3-1 win on the road against the Bobcats on Wednesday night.

Nikita Kovalev had two goals and an assist in the win, which included the game’s first goal in the 1st period, giving Danbury a 1-0 lead.

Kovalev scored again in the 2nd period to make it 2-0. He then assisted on Danbury’s third goal of the game, which was scored by Daniel Khatib late in the 2nd period.

In the 3rd period, the Bobcats netted their lone goal of the game, which came off the stick of Michael Montague.

Bobcats goalie Ben Di Fiore took the loss, making 21 saves and allowing all three goals. Cameron Schnopp made a relief appearance, stopping all 6 shots that came his way.


The Bobcats fall to 1-1-0-1 as the Jr. Hat Tricks improve to 1-3-0-0. The Navy and Gold are back in action this weekend, on the road. They travel to Middletown, NJ to take on the New Jersey Titans Saturday night for an 8pm puck drop and a 4:30pm puck drop on Sunday afternoon. The ‘Cats will look to get back on track after dropping their first regulation loss last night.