Wolves Break Down Ice Breakers' Defense
By Jay Harris
Watertown, NY - Coach Trevor Karasiewicz led the Watertown Wolves to their fourth win in a row at Watertown Municipal Arena when they hosted the Mentor Ice Breakers on Friday night.
Mentor's Matthew Kadolph drew first blood on a power play goal from George Holt's hooking penalty at exactly 9:00 into the period. George Holt repented for his error and scored for the Wolves to tie the game less than two minutes later by flipping the puck over the pad of Mentor's Derek Moser. Watertown took the lead when Aleh Shypitsyn made a break into the offensive zone and passed to Tyler Gjurich who went top shelf for the goal.
Gavin Yates extended the Wolves' lead just two minutes into the second period on a pass from Tyler Gjurich, making the score 3-1. Nine minutes later, Nathan Farrington made it a one goal game, getting a puck past new Wolves netminder Christopher Marsillo. The Ice Breakers got a double-whammy around the 15:00 mark of the period when Gordy Bonnel received an interference penalty and Brody Duncan was charged with unsportsmanlike conduct. The Wolves took advantage of the 5-on-3 power play, doubling up on Mentor with a second goal from Yates on assists from Anton Lennartsson and Cameron Dimmitt. Watertown maintained the 4-2 lead the rest of the period.
The Wolves kept the goals coming in the third period. Tyler Gjurich scored his second goal of the night at 5:21 into the period. Gavin Yates' hat trick goal came at the 10:27 mark. Kyle Powell's first goal of the season capped off the victory for the Wolves, making the final score 7-2.
The hat trick from Yates warranted his 1st Star of the Game. Tyler Gjurich's two goals and two assists earned him 2nd Star. The 3rd Star was credited to Kyle Powell for his one goal.
The Wolves host the Carolina Thunderbirds at Watertown Municipal Arena on Saturday, January 5th at 7:30 PM
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