The Rochester Ice Hawks struggled against the Wisconsin Whalers allowing Nick Rogers to score a hat trick as Rochester crushed Wisconsin 7-2 in a home game at Rochester Recreation Center in Rochester. Moreover, the Ice Hawks' defense had a poor night, allowing the Whalers 40 shots throughout the game. The Wisconsin Whalers took the lead early in the second on a goal from Dan Lienemann.
Jimmy Mcdermott contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Dan Lienemann did his part, adding 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).
In the first period, Rogers opened the scoring for Wisconsin with a goal at 3:51 with helpers from his linemates, Mcdermott and Mros. Rogers put in a goal at 9:13 with helpers from his teammates Lienemann and Hefty. Decarlo finally put the Ice Hawks on the board with a goal at 16:35 with assists from his linemates, Watt and Renn.
During the second period, Lienemann answered for the Whalers with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 0:28 with a helper from defenseman Day.
In the third, Gille scored a goal at 4:43 with assists from Rogers and Huson. Mcdermott put in a goal at 7:04 with helpers from his linemates, Fortin and Gille. Curry answered for Rochester with a goal at 9:29 with assists from his linemates, Smits and Roach. Rogers answered for the Whalers with a goal at 12:41 with a helper from Lienemann. Rohrer netted a goal at 19:13 with assists from Onstott and Mros.
This loss brings the Rochester Ice Hawks’ record to (4-7-0-0).