by Justin Windsor

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Jan. 26, 2019) - Two straight nights at home and two straight wins for the Harrisburg Heat as they defeat their I83 rivals in the Baltimore Blast, 8-6 in front of 3,027 fans at the New Holland Arena.

Nelson Santana, who the Heat acquired from Baltimore earned the #1 star of the game honors, as he scored a hat-trick. Also scoring for Harrisburg were Ricardo Carvalho (two), William Eskay, Tom Mellor and goalie Matt Perrella whose empty net goal sealed the win for the Heat. Perrella, got the win in net making 11 saves.

Baltimore was paced by two goals each from Jon Orlando and Elton de Oliveira and a goal each from Jonathan Melo and Daniel Oliveira. William Vanzela made 10 saves for the Blast in goal.

Harrisburg (3-7) will return to action, as they return to the SECU Arena to take on the Baltimore Blast on February 10th, 2019. The Heat then travel to Canada a week later to take on the Mississauga Metro Stars before returning home on February 23rd, 2019 to take on the South Central division leaders in the Milwaukee Wave.

On February 23rd, Harrisburg will welcome US Women's National player and legend and an Olympic Gold Medal winner in Christie Rampone. Packages are available for kids, teams, clubs and groups along with Sponsorship Opportunities (including VIP) are available. Tickets for all remaining games can be purchased at www.harrisburgheat.com