For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2018
DAWGS HAMMER MARKSMEN, 6-2
Maxime Guyon nets a hat trick to pace Roanoke offense
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Maxime Guyon netted a hat trick, David Gandara had a goal and two assists and Matt Zenzola stopped 26 of 28 shots faced as the Rail Yard Dawgs blew out the Fayetteville Marksmen, 6-2, Thursday night at the Crown Coliseum.
The Dawgs got started fast in the first period. In the opening minute of the game, Steve Mele walked in towards the net from the right wing circle and fired a shot between the legs of Ben Halford to make it 1-0.
About a minute and a half later, Brian Rowland fed Gandara on the left wing. He snapped a shot that sailed through traffic and beat Halford on the blocker side to make it 2-0.
Roanoke added to its advantage later in the period as Joe Sova blasted a shot on net from the point. It trickled free and sat in the crease until Chris Porter stuffed it the rest of the way in for a 3-0 Dawgs lead.
Fayetteville got on the board with a power play goal by Anthony Flaherty in the second. The Dawgs answered with a power play marker of their own as Guyon buried a one-timer off an odd-man rush. He scored again later in the second period when Gandara fed him trailing the play for a second one-time goal that made it 5-1.
The Marksmen scored again on the power play in the third as Tommy Fiorentino finished in tight. Guyon finished the hat trick in the third when he fired a shot off a two-on-one and beat Halford over the glove catching side.
Guyon’s hat trick was the first for Roanoke this season, Gandara had a goal and two assists and Zenzola improved to 5-0-0 against the Marksmen with 26 saves.
The Rail Yard Dawgs improved to 25-23-4 in the win while Fayetteville dropped to 11-35-6. Roanoke’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot shrunk to four points. The Dawgs return home to face the Peoria Rivermen on Friday night. Puck drop at Berglund Center is scheduled for 7:05 PM.