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Hampton Roads beats Palm Beach 7-2 as Wilson gets hat trick
Story by Narrative Science.
A hat trick by Jeremy Wilson was the highlight in Whalers' 7-2 win against the Palm Beach Hawks.Wilson got on the scoresheet 8:24 into the first period. He then added goals at 16:04 into the first and at 55 seconds into the second.
The Hampton Roads Whalers forced Palm Beach goalie Adam Silverstein to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots. Hampton Roads' goal total was higher than its season average. This season, the Whalers average 4.0 goals per contest.
Hampton Roads also got points from Jonathon Jones, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Artur Raevskiy also scored for Hampton Roads. In addition, Hampton Roads received assists from Grant Phillips, Jacob Toro, and Samuel Jenkins, who each chipped in one and Zachary McDaniel, Nathan Kanter, and Regen Cavanagh, who contributed two a piece.
The Hawks kept Hampton Roads' goalie busy throughout the game, and Tyler Kraft made 29 saves on 31 shots. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Palm Beach was helped by Michael Visnick, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Visnick scored on the power play 20:42 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Hampton Roads. The Hawks had gotten the advantage when the Whalers' Raevskiy was sent off for slashing. Joseph Lambert assisted on the tally. Palm Beach additionally got points from Lambert, who also finished with one goal and one assist.
Hampton Roads incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Silverstein rejected 29 shots on goal for Palm Beach. The Hawks incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.