Ice Hawks Snap Skid

February 24th, 2017 Post Bulletin

CHICAGO — The Rochester Ice Hawks had a long bus ride to Chicago, through Friday morning’s snowstorm, but it didn’t faze them once they hit the ice.

The Hawks snapped an eight-game losing streak by shutting down the Chicago Bulldogs for a 4-1 North American 3 Hockey League victory.

Rochester never trailed in the game, going up 2-0 after one period and holding a 2-1 lead after two.

Charles Bill scored 5:56 into the game to put Rochester (8-34-1 overall) ahead for good. Alex Tarr added his eighth goal of the season with 3:07 left in the opening period.

Bill scored again 5:39 into the third, and Michael Smits scored another insurance goal two minutes later.

Bill also had one assist for a three-point game, and Spencer Hadacek had three assists, while Sam Bjellum had one.

Bradley Brown stopped 21 shots to win his first start in goal as an Ice Hawk. Rochester peppered Chicago goalie Brendan Barada, who made 50 saves on 54 shots.

The Bulldogs dropped to 1-38-1 overall.

The teams play again at 5 p.m. today.