Monday, September 8, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Wings fall to Knighthawks, lose fifth straight game

The Wings´ Kevin Crowley. (Todd Bauders/
The Wings' Kevin Crowley. (Todd Bauders/

The Wings returned to action after a bye week only to extend a losing streak to five games by dropping a road game against the Rochester Knighthawks, 13-8, at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night.

The Wings fell to 3-8 on the season and remain in fourth place in the East Division. The second-place Knighthawks improved to 7-3 this season.

The rest benefited the Wings early in the game. Forward Jordan scored a goal and tallied two assists in the first quarter to help the Wings build a 4-2 lead.

The lead was short-lived as the Knighthawks answered the Wings' early surge and the teams headed into halftime tied at 5-5.

After the break, the teams traded goals to make the score 6-6. That's when the Knighthawks took control of the game and the Wings couldn't respond. After the third quarter, the Wings trailed, 8-7.

In the fourth quarter, the Wings were outplayed badly. The Knighthawks outscored the Wings, 5-1, to secure the win against their division rival.

Hall led the Wings with five points (three goals and two assists) in the game.

Forward Kevin Crowley also recorded a multi-game goal for the Wings in the loss. Crowley scored twice on a team-high 15 shots. He added an assist for a three-point game.

Forward Ryan Hall (a goal and three assists), Transistion player Brodie Merrill (three assists) and forward Tracey Kelusky (two assists) had multi-point games.

The Wings will try to get back on track as they host the Knighthawks on Sunday, March 16 at 4 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. The game will complete a four-game series between the teams this season.

Jerry Gaul
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