PORT HURON PROWLERS at WATERTOWN WOLVES
Prowlers Three Goals in Third Period Defeated the Wolves, 4-1
by Jeff Barrett
Watertown, NY - For only the third time this season, and first time in Watertown, the Wolves and Port Huron Prowlers squared off in Watertown on Friday night. With the season series being split one game a piece, each team came in looking to get the upper hand.
The Prowlers starter BrianTalliue and Watertown keeper Ismael Ralston would both see their fair share of shots in period number one with both standing tall in the early going. The Prowlers lit the lamp first whe Joe Deveney was able to split two defenders and drag the puck from left to right and beat Ralston to the pipe, putting the Prowlers up 1-0. Austin Fetterly would get credit for the assist.
The period ended with that score with Port Huron outshooting Watertown 15 to 9.
Period number two turned out to be a scoreless affair. The story of the second would be both teams hitting pipes on scoring chances. First the Prowlers Dan Chartrand gathered a rebound in front and sliced a shot to the left and rang it off the pipe, which would have extended the Port Huron lead.
At the other end of the ice minutes later, the Wolves Mathias Tellstrom would one time a shot over the shoulder of Tallieu and clang one off the crossbar.
The Prowlers continued to outshoot Watertown, 17 to 11 in the second and 32 to 20 for the game. The Prowlers would continue to hold a 1-0 lead at the break.
In period number three it only took 1:10 for the Prowlers to extend their lead to 2-1 on an Evan Foley goal, as he was able to slide a backhander over the stick of Ralston, assisted by Dan Chartrand and Dalton Jay.
The Wolves were able to strike back at the 11:54 mark when Everett Thompson beat Tallieu through the five hole, cutting the Prowler lead in half 2-1 on a power play goal. . Assisting on the goal was Trevor Lord.
Dalton Jay was able to extend the Prowler lead to 2 goals again at the 13:48 point, unassisted, as he was able to beat Ralston low on the left side, making the score 3-1.
Port Huron added an insurance goal at 15:59 of the period when Matt Graham split the defense and lifted a shot over Ralston to stretch the lead to 4-1. The assist on the goal would go to Frank Schumacher.
The Prowlers win the first of the two game weekend 4-1 over the Wolves. Port Huron out shot Watertown 15 to 7 in the third, making the totals for the game 47-27 in favor of the Prowlers.
The two teams will square off one more time on Saturday night, the final regular season home game for the Wolves, with the puck drop slated for 7:30