Article via the Rochester Knighthawks
by Craig Rybczynski
(February 21, 2015)… Cody Jamieson’s goal at 3:02 of overtime completed an incredible second-half comeback to give the Rochester Knighthawks a 13-12 win over the Buffalo Bandits 13-12. With the come-from-behind win, the Knighthawks swept the three-game season series against their Thruway rivals.
Jamieson scored the game’s final three goals, including the game winner to extended Rochester’s winning streak to six games over Buffalo, who fell to 4-5.
Jamieson finished the game with four goals and one assist as Rochester (5-3) rallied from 12-8 down in the fourth quarter to earn their third straight win.
Joe Walters and Jordan Hall assisted on the winner to each finish with five-assist efforts. Craig Point led Rochester with six points (2+4), while Cory Vitarelli posted a four-point (3-1) effort.
The fourth quarter started with an early Knighthawks goal by Craig Point, which was quickly answered by the Bandits’ Dhane Smith. But Dan Dawson brought the Knighthawks back within three, 12-9, with his second of the night. Vitarelli then cut the deficit to two with his second of the night with under five minutes to go. Jamieson kept the Knighthawks’ run going with his second of the game and then tied it with 1:50 to go in regulation.
After each defense stopped two chances in overtime, Jamieson raced toward the goal on the right-wing side and beat goalie Anthony Cosmo with a low shot to the near post.
Rochester will remain home next weekend as they host the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.