Thunderbirds Top Wolves with Third Period Surge
By Jay Harris
Watertown, NY - The Carolina Thunderbirds extended their winning streak to 13 after besting the Watertown Wolves at Watertown Municipal Arena on Saturday night, ending the winning streak of the defending champions at 4.
A scoreless first period saw Carolina's Joe Cannan in two different fights. Chase Tippin was the first scrap with Cannan at just 29 seconds into the game. Christian Whitcomb went the second round with Cannan at the 10:00 mark.
The scoreless second period saw the ejection of Joe Cannan after earning his third 5-minute major. His final penalty was for high-sticking.
The lamps came alive in the third period. Carolina's first goal came from Josh Pietrantonio at just 25 seconds in to the period. Tyler Gjurich tied the game up at 1:37 off a rebound from Kyle Powell's deflected puck. Carolina's remaining goals came from Everett Thompson, Jiri Pargac, Petr Panacek, and Josh Pietrantonio.
Josh Pietrantonio and Jiri Pargac earned 1st and 2nd Stars of the Game, respectively. Tyler Gjurich's lone goal for the Wolves earned him the 3rd Star of the Game.
On Friday, January 11th the Watertown Wolves come back to Watertown Municipal Arena to face the Elmira Enforcers. The puck drops at 7:30 PM.
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