by Josh Starr

WATERTOWN, NY – The Danbury Hat Tricks (24-11-3, 71 pts) dropped the final game of a three-game series 8-1 to the Watertown Wolves (26-6-1, 77 pts) on Saturday. 
Watertown jumped off to an early lead and took a 2-0 advantage into the second period. 
Jonny Ruiz cut the Watertown lead to one at 11:50 of the second period. Ruiz’s 35th goal of the year came in his 100th career FPHL game. 
After Ruiz’s goal, Watertown erupted for six-straight tallies. Justin MacDonald recorded his second-straight hat trick as Watertown won the series. 
Danbury remains in second place in the FPHL, trailing only Watertown for the top-spot in the league. 
Danbury will return home for three games against Columbus next weekend. The Hat Tricks will face the River Dragons for the first three times this season.