The Rochester Ice Hawks struggled against the Wisconsin Whalers allowing Carter Grobstick to score a hat trick as Rochester crushed Wisconsin 8-1 in a home game at Oregon Ice Arena in Rochester. In addition, Rochester's defense had a poor night, allowing the Whalers 34 shots throughout the game. The Wisconsin Whalers took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from John Vandervalk.
Tanner Mros delivered for his team with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Jimmy Mcdermott contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first, Rogers opened the scoring for Wisconsin with a goal at 2:48 with helpers from Mros and Rohrer.
In the second period, Vandervalk netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 8:23. Grobstick deposited a goal at 16:28 with helpers from Huson and Lienemann. Mros quickly followed with a goal at 18:07 with assists from his linemates, Mcdermott and Fortin.
During the third, Watt finally put the Ice Hawks on the board with a goal at 2:05. Mcdermott quickly followed with a goal at 2:54 with assists from his linemates, Mros and Damon. Grobstick scored a goal at 12:18 with helpers from his linemates, Rogers and Lienemann. Grobstick netted a goal at 15:34 with assists from his linemates, Lienemann and Rogers. Rogers put in a goal at 17:56 with helpers from his teammates Lienemann and Steines.
This loss brings the Rochester Ice Hawks’ record to (4-6-0-0).