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January 27, 2024
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Elmira Binghamton
River Sharks Black Bears
Visions Veterans Memerial Arena
Attendance: 4,893

The Binghamton Black Bears (22-3-6) defeated the Elmira River Sharks (9-20-0) at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena by the score of 9-2 on Saturday at the 39th traditional Heart Cup Game. The Black Bears got on the board first with a Tommy Wray goal 5:49 into the 1st period after taking a pass from Josh Fletcher. The Captain Tyson Kirkby continued his hot streak with another first period goal at the 12:38 mark of the 1st period making this a 2-0 Black Bears lead. With 2:49 left to go in the first period, Gavin Yates made this a 3 goal lead on the power play with Elmira's Martin Moucha in the penalty box for an interference call. The Black continued their scoring ways in the 2nd period early on with Connor Smith scoring his 2nd goal of the weekend as the Black Bears now had a 4 goal lead over the River Sharks. At the 5:09 mark of the 2nd period, Gavin Yates scored his 2nd goal of the game putting the game out of reach. Elmira's Elijah Wilson was sent to the box for slashing at the 3:49 mark of the 2nd period in which Donald Olivieri made the River Sharks paying as he scored the Black Bears 6th goal and 2nd goal on the power play. The River Sharks then got on the score board 6:21 into the period off the stick of Davide Gaeta, making this a 6-1 game. The Black Bears scored their 3rd power play goal just 14 seconds after MJ Maerkl was sent to the box for slashing, giving Josh Fletcher his first goal of the game. Not to be out done, the Black Bears power play, one of the best in the FPHL, scored its 4th of the game in the 3rd period just 10:03 into the final frame. Olivieri scored his 2nd goal of the game and the Black Bears 9th goal with just 8:20 left in the 3rd period. The River Sharks Larri Vartianen scored the River Sharks 2nd goal with just 1:15 left to go in the game, leaving the final score a 9-2 win for the Black Bears.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT T
ELM  0 1 1 0 2
BIN  3 4 2 0 9
TEAM 1 2 3 OT T
ELM 8 6 5 0 19
BIN  11 17 16 0 44

1 BIN Gavin Yates 2G 1A
2 BIN Donald Olivieri 2G 1A
3 BIN Josh Fletcher 1G 1A

Period 1
BIN Tommy Wray 5:49
Josh Fletcher, Liam Anderson

BIN Tyson Kirkby 12:38
Donald Olivieri, Jesse Anderson

BIN Gavin Yates (PP) 17:42
Dakota Bohn, Andrew Logar

Period 2
BIN Connor Smith 1:47
Dakota Bohn

BIN Gavin Yates 5:09
Dan Wieber

BIN Donald Olivieri (PP) 5:33
Jesse Anderson, Tyson Kirkby

ELM Davide Gaeta 6:21
Steven Klinck, Martin Moucha

BIN Josh Fletcher (PP) 14:56

Period 3
BIN Andrew Logar (PP) 10:03
Dakota Bohn, Connor Smith

BIN Donald Olivieri (PP) 11:40
Gavin Yates

ELM Larri Vartianen 18:45
Martin Moucha

13 45
0 8
10 28
4 10

Period 1
BIN - Gavin Yates (High-Sticking) 2 MIN, 0:40
BIN - Gavin Yates (Hooking) 2 MIN, 7:17
BIN - JT Walters (Slashing) 2 MIN, 9:43
ELM - Martin Moucha (Interference) 2 MIN, 16:09
ELM - Mark Pozar (Holding) 2 MIN, 17:42
Period 2
BIN - Tommy Wray (Slashing) 2 MIN, 2:16
BIN - Tyson Kirkby (Interference) 2 MIN, 3:11
ELM - Elijah Wilson (Slashing) 2 MIN, 3:49
BIN - Austin Thompson (Tripping) 2 MIN, 8:45
ELM - Elijah Wilson (Boarding) 5 MAJ, 9:03
ELM - Elijah Wilson (Game Misconduct) 10 GM, 9:03
ELM - Blake Peavey (Hooking) 2 MIN, 13:01
ELM - MJ Maerkl (Slashing) 2 MIN, 14:42
BIN - Josh Fletcher (Tripping) 2 MIN, 17:52
Period 3
ELM - Dionne Demke (Cross-Checking) 2 MIN, 8:49
BIN - Nikita Ivashkin (High-Sticking) 2 MIN, 10:58
ELM - Darius Davidson (Roughing) 2 MIN, 11:03
ELM - Darius Davidson (Boarding) 2 MIN, 11:03
ELM - MJ Maerkl (Slashing) 2 MIN, 14:47
BIN - Donald Olivieri (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 2 MIN, 19:29
BIN - Donald Olivieri (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 10 MS, 19:29
ELM - Mark Pozar (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 2 MIN, 19:29
ELM - Mark Pozar (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 10 MS, 19:29

Goaltending Stats
  Goalie MIN SA SV W\L
ELM Eli Bowers 59:57 44 35 L
BIN  Nolan Egbert 60:00 17 15 W

Jarred Mitrano Erik Holvig
Cory Stahl Wil Fannin

Brant Sherwood Tyler Gjurich
Tom Reynolds (A) MJ Maerkl (A)
Tyson Kirkby (P\A)  
JT Walters (P\A)  

Game Info
Game # Time Date Atty
164 2:34 1/27/2024 4,893
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