T-Devils split home contests, drop road game to Royals

The T-Devils went 1-2 last week, keeping them in sixth place in the ECHL North Division with a 24-33 record.

The T-Devils pulled out a convincing 7-2 win over the Dayton Bombers Friday.

Center Jim Henkel led the charge with two goals and two assists on the night to gain a game on the fifth-place team.

Henkel opened scoring on a power-play goal, and the T-Devils never allowed the Bombers to lead. The Bombers came close when they tied it up in the first, but center Trevor Kell answered back as he found the five-hole off of a pass from defenseman Ryan Gunderson.

The second period opened with four straight Trenton goals beginning with one from right wing Joe Rooney 1:04 into the frame. Henkel then scored his 22nd goal of the season.

Afterward, forward Colin Pepperall notched a goal and left wing Tony Zancanaro scored two goals of his own to finish off the scoring for the T-Devils. The seven goals were the most Trenton has had in a game all season.

Goaltender Jason Smith stopped 37 of Dayton’s shots.

Last Thursday, the T-Devils lost 1-0 to the Wheeling Nailers despite putting up 38 shots to the Nailers’ 21. The only goal of the night ricocheted off a skate and broken stick before sneaking through Smith’s legs.

Trenton also dropped a decision on Saturday to the Reading Royals 3-1. Henkel scored the first goal of the night but Trenton could not find the back of the net afterward.

The T-Devils start a four-game road trip in Elmira at 7:05 p.m. to face off against the Jackals before heading to Reading and Johnstown over the weekend.