Daae Leads Prowlers to Victory

By Dennis Stuckey

Port Huron, MI - Austin Daae returned to the Port Huron Prowlers lineup with a bang on Friday night, recording six points in a 7-1 victory over the visiting Mentor Ice Breakers at McMorran Arena. 

Joining the team on Friday after beginning the season with the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), it took Daae just three minutes to light the lamp in the first period and open the scoring in the game. Daae would finish with three goals and three assists on the night. 

Dalton Jay added a goal and three assists, while Yianni Liarakos scored twice with an assist as well, and Matt Graham had three assists for Port Huron. Josh Colten tallied a power play goal, one of three scored by the Prowlers in the game.

 Corey Simons made 30 saves for the win, but lost a shutout bid with 3:59 to play in the third, when Brett Oldaker scored on a breakaway for the Ice Breakers. 

The win snapped a two game losing streak for the Prowlers, while the Ice Breakers lost their sixth straight game to open their first season in the Federal Hockey League. The two teams will play again on Saturday night in Port Huron, with puck drop set for 6:00 PM.

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