K-Hawks Bury Rock As Toole Time Enters Hall

Matt Vinc made 47 saves as the Rochester Knighthawks defeated the division-leading Toronto Rock 12-8 at The Blue Cross Arena.

Vinc was named the co-player of the game on a night that began with the induction of goaltending legend Pat O'Toole in the Knighthawks Hall of Fame.

Rochester (5-6) used three goals in a 45-second span to break open the game in the fourth quarter. The Knighthawks improved to 5-6 and moved into a second-place tie with the Philadelphia Wings in the East Division. The loss denied Toronto (9-5) an opportunity to clinch the division and lock up an opening-round home game.

Mike Accursi led the Knighthawks with five points (3+2), including his 800th career point which came on Dan Dawson's goal at the 10-minute mark of the first quarter. The goal was part of a 4-0 Rochester first quarter.

Colin Doyle (2+4) and Garrett Billings (3+3) each notched six-point nights, as Toronto battled back to within 5-3 at halftime. Billings notched to straight power-play goals to open the second quarter.

The Rochester Knighthawks remain home for Native American Night in a contest against the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. It is the last home game of the season.

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