The Rochester Ice Hawks struggled against the Wisconsin Whalers allowing Nick Rogers to score a hat trick as Rochester crushed Wisconsin 7-3 in a home game at Oregon Ice Arena in Rochester. Besides, Rochester's defense had a poor night, allowing the Whalers 38 shots throughout the game. The Wisconsin Whalers took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Nick Rogers.
Colby Decarlo did his part, adding 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Noah Roach contributed with 2 assists. Carter Grobstick chipped in with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Anthony Fortin delivered for his team with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).
In the first, Renn opened the scoring for Rochester with a goal at 2:30 with helpers from his linemates, Decarlo and Roach. Grobstick answered for Wisconsin with a goal at 4:41 with helpers from teammates Rogers and Hefty. Fortin netted a goal at 8:23. Decarlo answered for the Ice Hawks with a goal at 11:47 with assists from Hoffman and Paulson.
In the second period, Rogers answered for the Whalers with a goal at 1:51 with helpers from his linemates, Grobstick and Mros. Rogers scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 5:28 with assists from his linemates, Mros and Grobstick. Hefty netted a goal at 8:22 with helpers from Fortin and Mcdermott. Rogers quickly followed with a goal at 8:25 with an assist from defenseman Hefty. Westphal quickly followed with a goal at 9:24 with helpers from Roach and Decarlo.
During the third, Suszek answered for the Whalers with a goal at 7:33 with assists from his linemates, Mcdermott and Fortin.
This loss brings the Rochester Ice Hawks’ record to (4-15-0-0).