Raiders Dominate Dayton on Ice

Nick Cassara #10 scored his first hat trick for the Raiders   Credits: Douglas Wisniewski
Davey Leong #11, behind the net, celebrates his first goal of the night.   Credits: Douglas Wisniewski
John Bruckman scores for a 2-0 Raiders lead. Credits: Douglas Wisniewski
Jared Figueroa #3 takes a shot on net in the third period. He netted a goal in the third period when he tipped a shot from the point by Davey Leong. He also had 4 assists for the night.   Credits: Douglas Wisniewski
Senior captain John Bruckman scored a hat trick on Tuesday. Credits: Douglas Wisniewski

John Bruckman and Nick Cassara both scored hat tricks, Davey Leong netted two goals, and John Wilkinson and Jared Figuero each scored one goal as Scotch Plains-Fanwood dominated host Dayton-Brearley, 10-1, on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Three players (Bruckman, Cassara, and Figueroa) had five points each on the night, and Tim Mitchell made 15 saves in goal. Dayton's Joe Katz ruined the shutout in the second period. 

Figueroa is tied for the team lead in points (13 goals, 10 assists) with Leong (12 goals,11 assists). Bruckman has tallied 9 goals and 13 assists for 22 points total.

With the win, the Raiders improved to 5-5-1 overall. They are now in first place in the Union County league’s B division.

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