Prowlers Knock Off Defending Champs

By Dennis Stuckey

Port Huron, MI - The amazing run continues in Port Huron as the Prowlers beat the defending Commissioner's Cup Champions in a Playoffs sweep. On Saturday night, the Prowlers took a fierce 2-1 victory over the Danville Dashers in front of a rabid 1,165 fans at McMorran Place Arena.

After a quick first period flurry by the Prowlers which produced both of their goals, the goaltenders took over the hockey game. The first goal came just 20 seconds into play by Brandon Parkhouse, and the second off the stick of Austin Daae at 10:05. Michael Santaguida of the Prowlers matched saves with Matt Kaludis of the Dashers, with both goalkeepers making huge stops. In the end, Santaguida made 35 saves, allowing only one shot from Craig Skudalski to get by at 1:47 into the third period. At the other end, Kaludis stopped 26 shots making several key saves to give his team a chance.

After a tense and physical two game series, the Prowlers advance to the championship for the second time in three years. They will host Game 1 and 2 of the Commissioner's Cup Finals on April 20th and 21st in Port Huron. The Prowlers have won six straight post season games and have never lost a playoff series in their history.

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