The Heat returned to action for the first time in over 2 weeks and fell to their I-83 Rivals Baltimore Blast by a 9-3 final.

Harrisburg was 2-2 on their Power Plays with goals from Tom Mellor and Nelson Santana.  Dylan Hundelt also scored for the HEAT.

For Baltimore, two goals each from Adriano Dos Santos and Vini Dantas.  Tony Donatelli, Jonathan Melo, Mohamed Ndiaye, Jamie Thomas and Marco Nascimento each scored one.

In goal, Matt Perrella shined with 23 saves for the HEAT in goal, a season high.

The Heat’s next game is next Sunday in Canada against Mississauga Metro Stars, with kick-off set for 3.05pm EST.  Harrisburg then returns home for the following weekend with two straight home games.  On Saturday February 23rd at 7.05pm against the Milwaukee Wave and at 5.05pm on Sunday February 24th against the Mississauga Metro Stars.  Tickets for all HEAT games, including Christie Rampone night on the 23rd are available at www.harrisburgheat.com.