Wolves Double-Up on Feisty Fighting Saints
By Jay Harris
Coach Phil Esposito and the Watertown Wolves looked to put their 3-game losing skid in Berlin, New Hampshire behind them as they faced off against the Saint Clair Shores Fighting Saints at the Watertown Municipal Arena. The Wolves saw the additions of two forwards to their roster: Andrew Lytle and Daniel Chang, who most recently played for the Berlin River Drivers.
Tom Kilgore put the Fighting Saints on the board first with a power play goal six-and-a-half minutes into the first period. The Wolves retaliated with an even-strength goal when Brett Liscomb chipped in Kyle Powell's deflected shot.
The goal lights worked a little harder in the second period. Watertown took the lead when Shane Halaas passed the puck to Jesse Facchini who tickled twine. Facchini and Brett Liscomb set Mark Petaccio up to make the score 3-1. Saint Clair Shores would get within one goal of the Wolves when Daniel Opalek scored.
The game became more physical in the third period. Vito Scaringi earned a high sticking charge after he hit Zach Dymock in the face with his stick. The Wolves capitalized when Brett Liscomb and Jesse Facchini set Mark Petaccio wrist a power play goal. Watertown's Jeremy Akeson duked it out with Fighting Saint Dominik Fejt. Further calamity ensued when an altercation broke out in front of and in the Wolves bench involving Watertown's Shane Halaas and Stan Vlasov and Saint Clair Shores's Lawrence Miller and Brnadon Contratto. Watertown held on to win with a final score of 4-2.
The three stars of the game all went to Watertown. Mark Petaccio earning the first, Brett Liscomb the second, and Jesse Facchini the third. The Wolves are back in action against the Saint Clair Shores Fighting Saints again on Sunday, January 8th a the Watertown Municipal Arena. The puck will drop at 5:00 pm.