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Marc Jansen scored a hat-trick, CJ Stubbs had 5 points and Knoxville fell to Roanoke 12-3 at the Berglund Center Friday night.

Jansen scored from the slot at 10:54 in the first. He scored twice in the third period with a one-timer at 11:31 and a shot from the front of the crease to complete the hat-trick at 18:52, closing out the scoring detail.

Roanoke led Knoxville 6-0 at the end of the first. At 10:26, Matt O’Dea’s backdoor pass to Alex DiCarlo beat Seth Ensor, before being dropped in front of the open net for Stubbs to score. Stubbs went on to assist Jacob Kelly and Brendan Pepe, along with two assists to Owen McDade.

McDade put Roanoke on the board at 1:01 in the first period, scoring from the right circle. He later assisted Tommy Munichiello in a 3-on-2 at 16:23 in the first. Munichiello’s shot from the right circle beat Zane Steeves top shelf to close out the first period scoring detail. McDade scored again at 8:46 of the second period off a follow-up attempt from the right side of the crease.

The Rail Yard Dawgs outshot Knoxville 21-6 going into the second period.

Dawson McKinney gave Knoxville its first goal at 4:05 in the second period. Justin Cmunt sent a cross-ice, backdoor pass to McKinney in the lower left circle where he beat Austyn Roudebush to the short side of the net.

Cole McKechney scored at 7:38 in the second period making it 6-2. Tyler Rollo stole the puck at Roanoke’s blue line before skating to the right circle, setting McKechney up for his sixth of the year.

The Ice Bears matched Roanoke’s shots on goal at 11 to finish out the second period.

Troy Murray brought the score to 7-3 at 3:22 in the third period with a shot from the right point.

At 8:16 in the third period, Jansen dropped the puck back to Pepe at the blue line where he scored a power play goal from the high slot. Less than two minutes later Jacob Kelly scored from the left circle off Stubbs’ 4th assist of the night, bringing the score to 9-3. Kelly scored a second time at 16:44 in the third, bringing the score to 11-3.

The Ice Bears will take on Roanoke once again on Saturday night at the Berglund Center.

Sophia Schoenfeld contributed to this report.

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