Wolves Come Up Short in Overtime Against Prowlers

 By Jay Harris            

Riding on the energy of their 7-1 victory last night, the Watertown Wolves looked to avenge Sunday's loss against the Port Huron Prowlers when they faced off in a rematch at the Watertown Municipal Arena Saturday night.

The Prowlers defense gave the Wolves a challenge in the first period and prevented them from getting a puck past Curtis Martinu in the net. Branden Parkhouse got a puck past Danilla Allistratov to make the score by the end of the first period 0-1 Port Huron.            

The Wolves stepped it up in the second period. Captain Brett Liscomb shot the puck in the net as the officials blew the whistle, negating his goal just thirty seconds into the period. Mike Baker gave the Wolves a power play when he earned a holding charge. During the action on the power play Prowler Aaron Atwell ended up flat on the ice and did not get back up for a couple of minutes. He was eventually able to skate off the ice with assistance. He was placed on a stretcher with a neck brace, and taken to the hospital for further examination. Brett Liscomb and Jason Dolgy got the puck to Jeremy Akeson during the power play to give the Wovles their first goal of the game. This was Akeson's first goal since he returned to the line-up when he was out with a broken hand. The second goal of the period belonged to Watertown also. Jason Dolgy intercepted the puck from Port Huron on their blue line to break away and get one past goalie Curtis Martinu. The Wolves ended the period with a 2-1 lead.          

Port Huron took back the lead with two back-to-back goals in less than a minute. The first scored by Ahmed Mahfouz and the second scored by Mike Beer. Jason Dolgy tied the game back at three on assists from Bret Liscomb and Kyle Powell and sent the game to overtime.           

Port Huron would gain an extra player to make it 4-on-3 when Brett Liscomb got charged with tripping. The Wolves held on until Austin Daae scored with just nineteen seconds left in Overtime.            

The three stars of the game went to Jason Dolgy, Brett Liscomb, and Jeremy Akeson. The Wolves will be back in action on Friday, March 10th when they face the Berlin River Drivers at the Watertown Municipal Ice Arena with the game starting at 7:30 pm.