Wolves Sweep Prowlers in Weekend Series
By Jay Harris
Watertown, NY - The Watertown Wolves closed out their weekend series with a sweep of the Port Huron Prowlers on Saturday night at Watertown Municipal Arena. Watertown bested Port Huron in Friday night's game with a 4-2 win and a 5-2 win on Saturday.
The lone goal of the first period came from the Prowlers. Matt Robertson's shot on a play from Alex Johnson and Matt Graham caught Watertown's netminder Cody Porter off guard. The lone penalty of the period was handed out to Watertown's Bryan Parsons for holding.
The action heated up in the second period. Matt Graham extended the Prowlers' lead just 1:24 into the frame. Tyler Gjurich got the Wolves on the board with assists from Gavin Yates and Kyle Powell. Gjurich's second goal came during a power play on Artem Stupnikov's hooking penalty. Cameron Dimmitt and Gavin Yates worked the puck into the offensive zone, allowing Gjurich to snipe the puck into the net.
The third period belonged to the Wolves. Cameron Dimmitt's game-winning goal came just 37 seconds into the period. Troy Polino extended the lead by going 5-hole on Prowlers goalie Cory Simons. Watertown capped off their win with a short-handed goal from Sam Williams during Justin Coachman's interference penalty to make the final score 5-2.
Dimmitt earned his second 1st Star of the Game in just as many nights for another game-winning goal. Tyler Gjurich's two goals and assist gave him the 2nd Star of the Game. Two assists earned Gavin Yates the 3rd Star of the Game.
The Watertown Wolves maintained their 2nd place standing in the Federal Hockey League through the weekend series. The Wolves will finish out 2018 with a game against the Elmira Enforcers on New Year's Eve at Watertown Municipal Arena. The Monday night game will start at 6:30 PM.
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