Port Huron Dashes Danville

By Dennis Stuckey 

Port Huron, MI - The Port Huron Prowlers might be heating up for the holidays, after a 6-1 win over the Danville Dashers on Wednesday night at McMorran Arena. The game opened a stretch in which Port Huron will play five games in six nights. This is their sixth victory in their last eight games, and second straight win. 

The game was tight over the first 34 minutes, with Port Huron scoring 18:41 into the first period to lead 1-0. Matyas Kasek did the honors with his 8th goal of the season. 

Midway into the second period the teams combined to score three goals in a span of 1:42. Zach Zulkancyz scored his 6th goal of the year at 14:37 to give the Prowlers a 2-0 lead, but Brandon Contratto scored just 19 seconds later to put the Dashers on the board and make it a one shot game again. However, Yianni Liarakos put the Prowlers up by two again at 16:19, to make it 3-1, Port Huron after 40 minutes. 

The Prowlers piled on three more goals in the third. Zulkanycz tallied his second goal of the night on a power play at 9:18, followed by even strength goals by Jonathon Juliano and Dalton Jay at 11:21 and 15:34. This ended the night with a 6-1 final for Port Huron.

Dalton Jay finished the night with a goal and four assists, while Yianni Liarakos had a goal and three helpers, and Zach Zulkancyz two goals. 

Port Huron will host the first place Carolina Thunderbirds on Thursday night. Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

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