February 16th, 2014 by Stephen Stamp
Dan Dawson had 10 assists to help the Knighthawks down Toronto 17-9 Saturday. (Photo: Larry Palumbo)
The Rochester Knighthawks aren’t used to giving up a lot of goals, so it was a bit of a surprise when they had surrendered seven by the 8:47 mark of the second quarter Saturday night. The last three of those came in just 32 seconds. But Rochester stuck to their plan and held the Toronto Rock to just 2 more goals in the remaining 36 minutes to walk away with a 17-9 win that improves their record on the season to 5-2. In fact, the defending champs are just a pair of 1-goal losses away from sitting at a perfect 7-0.
A trio of Knighthawks had big nights offensively. Cody Jamieson led the way with 5 goals and 5 assists, Stephen Keogh had 4 goals and 3 assists and Dan Dawson didn’t find the back of the net but set up 10 goals. It was the defence, and goaltender Matt Vinc, that really turned the game around after Toronto had pulled ahead 7-5. And they did it by staying with their principles. “No major adjustments, really,” said Rochester captain Sid Smith. “Some of their shots were dropping. We thought some of their shots had eyes. We just stuck to the plan and we came around there in the second half.” READ MORE »