Wolves Come Up Short Against Enforcers
By Jay Harris
Watertown, NY - The Elmira Enforcers inched closer to swapping places in the Federal Hockey League standings with the Watertown Wolves on Friday night. The Enforcers upset the home team at Watertown Municipal Arena by a score of 5-3.
Gavin Yates' holding penalty allowed Tyler Prendergast to score on the extra-man advantage at 4:30 of the first period. Yates received retribution scoring 22 seconds later to tie the game on assists from Tyler Gjurich and new Wolf Lane King. Elmira's Sean Reynolds took the lead back ten minutes later. Yates got his second goal of the night during a power play from TJ Walters' boarding penalty on a play by Gjurich and Kyle Powell. Ahmed Mahfouz gave the Enforcers their third lead of the night on a goal to end the period with a 3-2 score for Elmira.
The lone goal of the second period extended Elmira's lead. Tyler Prendergast got his second goal of the night on Justin Coachman's boarding penalty with just one second left on the power play.
Tyler Gjurich built some momentum in the third period, scoring a goal under three minutes into the frame from Cameron Dimmitt and Anton Kalinin. The Wolves were unable to build on that momentum, and the Enforcers capped off their 5-3 victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute of the game.
Elmira's Tyler Prendergast and Ahmed Mahfouz earned the 1st and 2nd Stars of the Game, respectively. Watertown's Tyler Gjurich got the 3rd Star of the Game with 3 points on the night.
The Wolves head out on the road for four games before returning to the Watertown Municipal Arena. The Wolves head to Elmira for a rematch with the Enforcers on Saturday, January 12th. The Carolina Thunderbirds will host Watertown on the 18th and 19th before the Wolves head back north to Elmira on the 25th. The Wolves come back to Watertown on the 26th to take on the Elmira Enforcers at 7:30 PM.
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