Condra’s hat trick leads Crunch past Rochester 4-3

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Erik Condra recorded his first professional hat trick in the Syracuse Crunch’s 4-3 takedown of the Rochester Americans tonight at the War Memorial Arena.
 
Erik Condra led the team with three goals on the night, while Yanni Gourde also earned a multi-point game with one goal and one assist. The win advances the Crunch to 28-17-5-5 as they hold their North Division lead. Syracuse took the 10-game season series with Rochester, 8-1-0-1.
 
Netminder Adam Wilcox blocked 27-of-30 shots in victory for the Crunch. John Muse made 31-of-35 saves in net for the Amerks. Syracuse was 1-for-6 on the power play and shut down 2-of-3 of Rochester man-advantages.
 
Condra opened scoring just 46 seconds into the first frame. After Matthew Peca launched the puck into the zone, Condra picked it up and fired a wrister from the slot. Mathieu Brodeur earned credit for the secondary assist.
 
Halfway through the first, Gourde doubled the lead. Joel Vermin passed down low to Mike Halmo for a quick redirection back into the slot. Gourde was there to chip the shot for his 20th of the season on the power play.
 
The Crunch struck again with eight minutes remaining in the first stanza. Condra skated up through the left circle before turning and firing for his second of the night. Daniel Walcott and Matt Taormina earned with the helpers.
 
The Amerks finally got on the board with a power-play goal 11:03 into the second period when Alexander Nylander solved Wilcox with the help of Derek Grant and Tim Kennedy.
 
Condra completed hat trick with 4:01 left in the second. Gourde retained possession of the puck in the high slot before passing down for Condra to net from a sharp angle in the bottom of the left circle. Ben Thomas picked up a point on the play.
 
The Americans climbed back within one off two unanswered goals in the final stanza. Kyle Bonis and Nick Baptiste both found the back of the net, but Rochester couldn’t overtake Syracuse in their final meeting of the season.
 
The Crunch are back in action when they host the Hershey Bears on Friday, March 3 at the War Memorial Arena.

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2019-2020 Syracuse Crunch Home Games:

  • Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
  • Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Sunday, October 27 at 5 p.m. vs. Toronto Marlies
  • Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. vs. Belleville Senators
  • Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m. vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Friday, November 29 at 7 p.m. vs. Laval Rocket
  • Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
  • Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. vs. Laval Rocket
  • Saturday, December 7 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m. vs. Belleville Senators
  • Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Friday, December 27 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Friday, January 3 at 7 p.m. vs. Toronto Marlies
  • Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m. vs. Laval Rocket
  • Saturday, January 11 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. vs. Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Monday, January 20 at 1 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Saturday, January 25 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. vs. Providence Bruins
  • Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m. vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. vs. Belleville Senators
  • Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. vs. Hershey Bears
  • Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. vs. Toronto Marlies
  • Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets

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