Wolves Come Up Short Against Titans

 By Jay Harris        

The Watertown Wolves looked to close in on second place in the Federal Hockey League standings when they faced off against the league's number 2 team the Danbury Titans at the Watertown Municipal Arena Friday night. It was Star Wars night at the Arena as the Wolves donned special jerseys in the theme of the movie franchise. Graham Pickard was added to the Wolves lineup, and Ryan Whitell returned to the team. Missing from the Wolves lineup were Shane Halaas and Joe Cangelosi.            

The lone goal of the first period came from Danbury's Taylor Bourne near the seven-minute mark. Each team successfully killed their penalties in the period. Danbury's penalty was earned by Matt Coleman for holding. Watertown's Colin McIntosh was charged with goaltender interference.            

The scoring picked up in the second period. John Schiavo brought Danbury a 2-0 lead before Jesse Facchini denied Bobby Bowden a shutout with assists from Justin Apcar-Blaszak and Colin McInotsh. McIntosh got his second trip to the penalty box on a slashing charge that provided Danbury another power play. The Titans were successful on the power play with a goal from Michael Dolman. The Titans held the 3-1 lead for the remainder of the period.            

Matt Graham added to the Titans' lead when he bounced the puck off the goal post to make the score 4-1. Zach Dymock looked to turn the tides when he scored on a pass from Colin McIntosh. The Wolves would be denied on all other shots the remainder of the period to give the Titans the 4-2 victory.            

The three stars of the game went to Taylor Bourne, Matt Graham, and Colin McIntosh. 

The Wolves are back in action for their last game of the regular season against the Berlin River Drivers on Sunday, March 26th at 5:00 pm at the Watertown Municipal Arena.