Rockhoppers Dominant Again With 18-9 Win

The Baltimore Bombers are currently a .500 team now at 3-3 on the season and two games back of the now 5-1 Boston Rockhoppers, who defeated Baltimore 18-9 on Sunday afternoon.

Boston was led by a seven goal performance from Mike Stone and another performance in net from Vincent Talbot that held an opponent under ten goals. Baltimore meanwhile struggled in every area of the game in what looked like a rerun from their last tilt.

Boston crushed Rhode Island in their game before this while Baltimore had lost in overtime to Kentucky. To start this game off, Boston led 4-3 after one period, very manageable. However, similar to last game, the second half got out of hand quickly for Baltimore.

Within the first four minutes of the third quarter Boston scored five times in a row which led to Baltimore pulling their goalie Ginny Capicchioni. Adam Miller was between the pipes after, and he allowed five goals between those two periods.

Other than Stone’s huge offensive day, Boston saw two goals each from Andrew Kirkaldy and Ryan Hoffmeister. Baltimore picked up the hat trick from Jeff Joy along with goals from Dan Deckelbaum and Andrew Wasik on the offensive end.

The game was out of reach on Kirkaldy’s second goal, the fifth Boston goal of the third, when he scored uncontested right after Peter Vlahakis had won a faceoff and scored right after. That was when Capicchioni was pulled.

Boston scored three power play goals in the first half as Baltimore struggled with penalties throughout. Things boiled over when Matt Alrich was ejected for slamming his stick off the boards after he had been called for a roughing penalty.

Next weekend Boston hosts Rhode Island for the second and final time while Baltimore welcomes the Kentucky Stickhorses to Du Burns Arena for the first time this season.