Enforcers sweep weekend 7-4

by Jonathan Kliment

Elmira came into Saturday night's game against Watertown riding high after a 3-2 victory on Friday night over the first-place Wolves and their November Goaltender of the month Jeremy Pominville, but knowing full well the Wolves would not make night two easy on them.
The first period was a back and forth affair as Watertown goals were answered back as Brandon Tucker led off the scoring after a perfect pass from Ahmed Mahfouz tied the game at one just 8:35 into the first period and then another Wolves tally was answered on a Kyle Stevens short-handed break at 14:39 of the first to tie the game at two apiece.
The Enforcers got off to a better start in the second period as Sean Reynolds took a feed from Marko Novosel 3:39 into the frame to beat Pominville and give the Enforcers their first lead of the game. Watertown answered back this time on a four-minute power play to pull back even, but Elmira got a special teams chance of their own as Hudson Michaelis was tripped up from behind and was given a penalty shot opportunity. As Michaelis came into the zone he deked and put the puck bar down behind Pominville.
Mahfouz was able to cash in on a perfect pass from Tucker at 6:48 of the third period and then would finish off the Gordie Howe hat trick with a fight against Braedyn Asselstine at 11:21. Tucker scored his second goal of the night shortly after on a feed from Brendan Hussey to increase the score to 6-3 in favor of the Enforcers. The Wolves scored 2:30 later to close the gap to 6-4, but Sean Reynolds put home an empty-net goal with just 49 seconds to go to give Elmira the 7-4 victory.