The late game on Friday night featured a Division 3 match-up with the Moogberg Heroes hitting the ice to play against the Hitmen.
The Hitmen wasted no time jumping out to an early lead with Steve Messina finding the back of the net within the first 3 minutes of the game. Messina continued his strong game by adding his second goal of the night with six minutes remaining in the first period. Moogberg would get a goal back a couple minutes later but the Hitmen turned up the pressure and score twice more before the end of the period taking a 4-1 lead into the second.
Moogberg turned up the offense during the second period scoring four goals to take a 5-4 lead. #53 Luciano Pietrontonio led the way for Moogberg scoring 2 goals and adding an assist in the second period.
However, Messina wasn’t done contributing for the Hitmen as he received a pass from #93 Greg Rossetti (3A) to tie the game with just over 4 minutes left.
From there, both goalies (Chris Fraser -Moogberg) and Marc Ranger (Hitmen) shut the door to keep the game tied.