Atlanta Jr Knights Forward Cracks Top 5 Goals Record
February 9, 2016
Knights Forward Matt Fishman Earns 50th Goal and Moves into Tier 3 Record Books
The Tier 3 Junior Hockey record for goals scored in a season is 70 and was set during the 2007-08 season by Jared Darby of the Tri City Titans of the Northern Pacific Hockey League.
Atlanta Junior Knights Forward Matt Fishman logged his 50th season goal on Sunday February 7, 2016 at 19:09 in the third period of the Knights 6-2 victory over the Palm Beach Hawks, moving Fishman into the Top 5 Tier 3 Goals record. Tied with 4 other skaters including Ivan Bondarenko who currently plays for the Aspen Leafs and who earned 50 goals during his 2013-14 campaign on the West Sound Warriors roster and John Moncovich of the Hampton Roads Whalers.
Fishman scored his first goal at 10:16 in the third period of the Knights September 19, 2015 4-5 loss to the Florida Eels. Fishman then went on to score a goal in 29 of 40 games, including 16 multi goal efforts, 5 hat tricks and averages 1.25 goals per game.
Matt Fishman also holds the Tier 3 record for most game winning goals with 13.
Current Top 5 Goals Record Leaders
1. Jared Darby - Tri City Titans - NPHL 70 2007-08
2. Frank DiChiara - Long Island Royals - MJHL 57 2010-2011
3. Rihards Marenis - North Iowa Bulls - NA3HL 55 2013-14
4T. Matt Fishman, Atlanta Jr Knights - USP3HL 50 2015-16
4T. John Moncovich, Hampton Roads Whalers - USP3HL - 50 2015-16
4T. Tim Santopoalo - North Iowa Bulls - NA3HL 50 2013-14
4T. Ivan Bondarenko - West Sound Warriors - NPHL 50 2013-14
4T. Jesse Farabee - Syracuse Stars - USP3HL 50 2014-15