Highlights: Crunch wins physical battle with Americans 5-1

Syracuse Crunch right wing Brett Connolly tallied a hat trick on Saturday night, as the Syracuse Crunch pounded the Rochester Americans 5-1.

The game featured multiple fights and 17 penalties, and the Crunch jumped on the Americans with a goal in the first period, followed by three goals in the second period.

Syracuse is back in action next Friday against the Norfolk Admirals for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff in the War Memorial.