Dashers Sweep Wolves

By Marcus Grasenick

Danville, IL - The Danville Dashers remain the only unbeaten team at home this season, as they take the weekend series from the Watertown Wolves, defeating the defending champions, 5-3 Sunday evening. 

The night would not start the way the Dashers wanted it to, as the Wolves would jump out to a 2-0 lead in the first period from Gavin Yates scoring twice. Jansen, Whitcomb, and Mahoney would add the assists on the two goals. The Magic Man Ryan Marker would get the Dashers on the board with a goal at 14:41 with helpers from Henning and Contratto. 

The Dashers would continue their domination in the second, as they would fire off three unanswered goals. Fred Hein would score his first goal of the season with assists from Contratto and Atwell. Stephen Gaul would start his impressive night with two consecutive goals at 17:32 and 18:15 of the period. 

Gavin Yates would net his third goal of the night at 5:08 of the final frame, with assists from Jansen and Portillo. Stephen Gaul would not play second fiddle to Yates, and would net his third goal of the game four minutes later, with helpers from Contratto and Hein. 

The Dashers are back in action on Wednesday night in Port Huron and then will travel to Watertown to take on the defending champions on Friday and Saturday night.

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