Wolves Surge in Third Period to Defeat Dashers

By Jay Harris 

Watertown, NY - The Watertown Wolves rallied in the third period to take a 2-0 lead in their three-game series with Danville Dashers on Relay For Life Night on Saturday at the Watertown Municipal Arena.  

After a scoreless first period, the Dashers took a 2-1 in the second. Danville's Justin Brausen was the first player get the puck in the net. Lane King tied the game up with assists from Tyler Gjurich and Chris Leveille. The Wolves found themselves in defensive trouble when defensemen Kyle Powell and Christian Whitcomb were sent to the box, putting the Wolves in a 3-on-5 penalty kill. Fred Hein capitalized on the advantage to put the Dashers back in the lead. 

Liam Little's holding penalty would lead to the beginning of a surge of goals by the Wolves. Leveille's power play goal tied the game for Watertown. Tyler Prendergast and King each notched a goal for the Wolves before Brandon Contratto got another goal for the Dashers. Leveille snagged a second goal at the 13:09, and Danville's Patrik Zilak scored the final goal of the night. The Dashers decision to pull netminder Matt Kaludis for an extra attacker did not bear any fruit, and the final score remained 5-4 Watertown. 

Chris Leveille's three points, including the game-winning goal earned him the 1st Star of the Game. Lane King was awarded the 2nd Star for his two goals. Kyle Powell was the 3rd Star of the Game with two assists. The Wolves and Dashers wrap up their three-game series at the Watertown Municipal Arena tomorrow with a 6:30 PM puck drop.

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