Wayne, NJ - On Tuesday night the Hitmen hosted in state rivals, the New Jersey Rockets, and in a statement game, dispatched of the Rockets 10-1. In the victory, 14 of the 18 Hitmen skaters hit the score sheet, including 12 Hitmen with multiple point nights. Leading the way was NCDC #3 scorer, Dartmouth recruit, Jeff Losurdo with 2 goals (including a power player marker) and 1 assist. He was joined by the newly acquired tandem of Austin Tonkovich (1G/2A) and Anthony Tzveyn (1G/2A).
"Since making the three way blockbuster deal with the Jr Rangers and the Monarchs, the mood, the focus and the consistency in our day to day approach has changed. The locker room is vibrant. The team has jump. There is a new sense of urgency and purpose in the room," commented coach Harris after the win. "This coupled with the addition of a division one goaltender in, Kristopher Carlson, to take the whole load off of Connor Murphy, has helped us to three big wins in a row. Obviously, I have been ecstatic with the work ethic, skill and courage that our acquisitions bring and I am excited to see where we go from here."
The 'new look' Hitmen have gone on a tear since these additions outscoring opponents 21-4 in three games, with the newcomers racking up a combined scoring line in these games of 8-13-21 as well as Carlson posting 78 saves and a .929 save percentage.
The Hitmen travel north this weekend to face off against the Rochester Jr Monarchs looking to push their win streak to five. All the Hitmen action can be followed on www.HockeyTV.com