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Hat trick by Cisse highlights Buccaneer's win on Halloween

October 31, 2009 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Des Moines Buccaneers News Release

DES MOINES, IA - Yasin Cissé was on top of his game tonight as he notched out his first hat trick of the season in the Buccaneers win against the Green Bay Gamblers. His three goals helped lead the Buccaneers to a 5-2 win over the Gamblers.

Brandon Carlson scored first for the Buccaneers. His powerplay goal, at 5:12 with assists from T.J. Tynan and Eric Knodel would put the Buccaneers up 1-0 for most of the period. Green Bay tied the game at 1 with a late period goal - but the Cissé answered back with his first goal of the night. The powerplay goal game just 33 seconds after the Gamblers goal and was assisted by Tynan and Knodel.

The Buccaneers scored twice in the second period - with Dan O'Donoghue scoring his first USHL goal at the 9:45 mark. The goal, assisted by Taylor Wolfe and Trevor Tracy would lead to a scuffle in front of the net. Buccaneer Trevor Tracy would be ejected from the game after dropping his gloves with Brian O'Rourke of Green Bay, who would also be ejected from the game. Cissé would follow the mess in front of the net with an unassisted goal at the 14:17 mark of the period. The Bucs defense kept Green Bay off the boards as goalie Charles Williams would stop all 12 of the Gamblers' shots.

Green Bay would attempt to sway things their way switching out goalie Ryan McKay for Steve Summerhays and for a brief second it seemed to work. The Gamblers were able to bring the game within two, scoring a shorthanded goal the 15:05 mark of the period but less than three minutes later Cissé scored his third goal of his hat trick sealing the deal for the Bucs. The goal, unassisted on an empty net, brought tensions to the top as the players on the ice dropped their gloves. Following the fighting, Ami Peled got a game misconduct for his role and Yasin Cisse received a roughing double minor. Gambler Scott Czarnowczan received a game misconduct as well and his teammate, David Makowski, would receive an attempt to injure major. After everything was settled on the ice, the Buccaneers were able to hold on to their lead and finish the game 5-2.

The Buccaneers had 28 shots on goal and wet 2 for 11 on the powerplay. Goalie Charles Williams would rack up the win stopping 25 of 27 shots on goals.

The Buccaneers return to action with a two game road trip to Youngstown on Thursday and Friday and a home game on Saturday, November 7th. Join us that night for Guaranteed Fight Night - as we join forces with STAR 102.5 to COMBAT HUNGER in Central Iowa. Fans who bring a non-perishable food item will receive $3.00 of an arena level ticket at the door.

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