Prowlers Surge From Deficit But Fall Short
By DJ Palm
Port Huron, MI - The Watertown Wolves capped off a successful weekend with a 9-7 victory over the Port Huron Prowlers on Sunday afternoon. Tyler Gjurich scored two goals in the third period to complete a hat trick and keep the Port Huron comeback attempt at bay.
Watertown opened the game with four unanswered goals in the first period. Lane King found the net twice, while Gjurich and Yianni Liarakos also scored in the first twenty minutes. Alex Johnson finally got the Prowlers on the board with the Prowlers first goal at 15:52, but Cameron Dimmitt scored less than a minute later. The Wolves had a 5-1 lead going into intermission.
George Holt scored less than four minutes into the second period, and Tyler Prendergast extended Watertown's lead to 7-1 under a minute later. Port Huron finally woke up offensively and ripped three straight goals from Matt Robertson, Matyas Kasek, and Tom Kilgore. The Prowlers cut the gap to three goals and went into the locker room down 7-4.
Port Huron kept surging with a Jonathon Juliano goal just 1:54 into the third period. The Wolves had gone the whole contest without a penalty until an Aleh Shypitsyn tripping call allowed Dalton Jay to cash in on the power play and give us a 7-6 hockey game. Gjurich would then take over with two goals to put the Prowlers comeback just out of reach. His tallies were interrupted by Alex Johnson, but the Wolves would secure a 9-7 victory.
These two teams play again on Saturday, April 6th in Watertown for the final game of the regular season.
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