Wolves Double up on Prowlers
By Jay Harris
Watertown, NY - The Watertown Wolves returned to Watertown Municipal Arena after two weeks on the road to host a weekend series with the Port Huron Prowlers. The Wolves were on a roller coaster of ups and down during their excursions out west, picking up a win in Danville and a loss in Port Huron during the first week. The second week of trips saw a win and a loss in Port Huron before losing the last game of the trip in Elmira. The Wolves established a stronger hold on their second place standing in the Federal Hockey League with tonight's game.
Watertown's George Holt started off the scoring by going 5-hole on Port Huron netminder Cory Simons. Prowler Austin Fetterly tied the game up 90 seconds later with teammates Edgars Ozozlins and Zachary Zulkanycz making up the rest of their 3-on-2 advantage in their offensive zone. Sam Williams took the lead back for the Wolves at the 11:30 mark that they held on to for the rest of the first period.
Alex Johnson's hooking penalty allowed Cameron Dimmitt to extend the Wolves' lead with the extra man advantage. Port Huron's would-be second goal was waived off because it was made with a kicking motion. Watertown successfully killed off two penalties in the period before Matt Robertson scored for the Prowlers with just 22 seconds left in the second, making it a 3-2 game.
Neither team could capitalize on their power plays in the third period. Watertown had two power plays with tripping and slashing penalties handed out to Joe Pace, Jr. and Edgars Ozolins, respectively. The Wolves successfully squashed Aley Shypitsyn's delay of game penalty. Port Huron pulled Cory Simons from the net with 1:10 left in the game. The move did not work to their advantage, as Anton Lennartsson extended the Wolves' lead with an empty net goal for a final score of 4-2.
Cameron Dimmitt earned the 1st Star in his first game back with the Wolves, scoring the game-winning goal and an assist. Tyler Gjurich and Gavin Yates earned the 2nd and 3rd Stars, respectively, each getting two assists on the night.
The weekend series between the Wolves and Prowlers will conclude with their game on Saturday, December 29th at the Watertown Municipal Arena. The action starts at 7:30 PM.
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