Knighthawks Come Back to Beat Vancouver in Overtime
(February 13, 2016) Leave it to Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson to seal the deal in a 16-15 overtime win over the Vancouver Stealth Saturday night. His fourth goal of the night, at 7:15 of the extra session, sent Rochester (3-2) into a first place tie with New England and Buffalo.
It was a true team effort that erased a 8-3 deficit, as the Knighthawks rallied with eight goals between the second and third quarters to tie the contest at 11 apiece going into the final frame. The fourth quarter was a fast-paced back and forth battle between the teams, ending with the teams tied 15-15 at the end of regulation.
"Jammer" led Rochester with a nine-point performance (4+5). Cory Vitarelli dealt out a season-high seven-point performance (4+3), while Dan Dawson (2+6) and Joe Walters (2+4) each put up a pair of goals. Craig Point, Joe Resetarits and Mike Kirk each added a goal in the home win.
Angus Goodleaf was also one of the stars of the game, as he took over goaltending duties 23 minutes into the game. He picked up the win, making 27 saves and allowing just seven goals in 44:04. His performance shined in overtime, as he blocked shot after shot by the Vancouver. His teammates know that when he is called upon, he will always deliver.
The Knighthawks also welcomed back defenseman and team captain Sid Smith, who went right back to his hard-nosed and gritty ways.
Rochester will now embark on its longest road stretch of the season, making stops in Saskatoon, Toronto, Calgary and Buffalo. The Knighthawks will be back home on Sat. March 12th to take on the New England Black Wolves in Rochester.