Fraser, MI — The Motor City Rockers went back on a bear hunt on Saturday night looking to snag its first pelt of the season.
After three failed attempts, the Rockers were able to keep a bear skin with a 3-1 win against the division leading Binghamton Black Bears.
Motor City was outshot 38-18 by Binghamton, which was the lowest shot total of the season for the Rockers.
The game started out in the Black Bears favor as Binghamton took the lead 8:31 left in the first period.
Binghamton covered more than 50-feet of ice in two passes from Jesse Anderson to Gavin Yates that eventually found the stick of Austin Thompson. Thompson chipped the puck ahead of a stick check and gathered it for a shot to the five-hole for his 11th of the season and 1-0 lead.
The Rockers buoyed itself in the second half of the second period when the band started to hit its groove. George Holt earned his first goal as a Rocker and 27th of his career when the puck was chipped off the stick of DeVon Fields. After it ricocheted off the end wall to the slot, Holt stepped into a hard shot for a 1-1 game with 7:40 left in the second period. Five minutes later TJ Delaney added to the lead with his 16th of the season when he put in a rebound off a Jonathan Juliano shot with 2:46 to play in the 2nd period. The Rockers added to its lead with a power play goal in the third period.
Adam Kuhn received the puck off the wall while Motor City had a 5-on-3 early in the final frame. Kuhn fed the puck to Delaney who touched it back to Kuhn as he approached the high slot and offered a floating shot to the low glove side for a 3-1 lead for his second power play goal of the season.
Motor City will renew its rivalry with Port Huron in a home and home series this upcoming Friday and Saturday.