ELMIRA MAMMOTH at WATERTOWN WOLVES
Wolves Take Game 2 of the Weekend Series, 7-2
by Jeff Barrett
Watertown, N.Y.- For the second night in a row the Watertown Wolves and Elmira Mammoth would face off against each other, this time in the Watertown Municipal Arena.
Elijah Wilson got the scoring started at the 7:06 mark, taking a feed from Jackson Bond and beating Mammoth starting goal keeper Thomas Proudlock giving the Wolves a 1-0 lead.
The Wolves would add to the lead when Mathias Tellstrom knocked home the puck under Proudlock assisted by Jackson Bond and Charlie Pens Jr. at the 12:29 mark.
The period would end with that score with the Wolves out shooting Elmira 16-9.
Period number two would find the Mammoth cutting the Watertown lead in half when Stavros Soiles would take a feed from behind the goal from Yanni Liarakos and beat Owen Liskiewicz at 4:01 to make the score 2-1, but just two minutes and five seconds later Mathias Tellstrom would extend the Watertown lead with a one timer to the top right corner of the goal with Jackson Bond being credited with the goal. Time of the goal was 6:06.
From there the flood gates would open wide for the Watertown offense.
Exactly one minute later Tellstrom scored his second goal of the period blasting a slap shop from the top of the left hand faceoff circle, this time to the top left hand side of the cage, with Trevor Lord getting the assist making the score 4-1, and giving Tellstrom a hat trick for the evening.
Thomas Proudlock was pulled at that point, being replaced by Richard Shipman. But just 2 minutes and fifty eight seconds later, Jackson Bond would find the puck sitting between the right pipe and Shipman's skate and poke it home to make it 5-1. Just after Bond scored there was big collision of players in front of the goal, and Bond ended in the goal with Shipman. Shipman would take exception to the play and retaliated, throwing punches down on Bond. Richard Shipman would the be ejected from the game, and Thomas Proudlock had to return to the net.
On the resulting power play, Fabian Lehner found himself standing alone in front of the Elmira goal, and was able to redirect a crossing pass from Mathias Tellstrom to make the score 6-1. Chase Carter would also get credited with an assist. The Wolves would take that lead to the locker room, with 20 more minutes to play.
Period number 3 was a continuation of the Wolves scoring spree with Trevor Lord lighting the lamp at 2:30, and extending the lead to 7-1.
Just shy of eleven minutes gone in the third, Don Carter Jr. cut into the Watertown lead when he was able to get to the short slot area, and slide a shot through the legs of Liskiewicz making the score 7-2.
Mathias Tellstrom would end up with four points on the night to lead the Wolves to the victory.
Watertown out shot Elmira 40-30. The Mammoth were 0 for 5 on power play opportunities, while Watertown ended up 2 for 9 on the extra man advantage.
The teams will meet for the third night in a row, Sunday at 7:00 in the Watertown Municipal Arena.