Wolves take a bite out of Prowlers
By Dennis Stuckey
Port Huron, MI - The Port Huron Prowlers suffered just their second home loss of the season, falling 6-2 to the visiting Watertown Wolves on Saturday night. Branden Parkhouse wristed the Prowlers into the lead 13:46 into the first period, with his third goal in two games. Zach Tatrn and goalie Josselin St. Pierre earned assists on the play, as Port Huron skated off the ice leading 1-0 after twenty minutes.
The second period belonged to the Wolves, who scored four times in the frame. Mark Petaccio tied the scored just 1:32 into the period, battling off the left wing boards to the front of the net to slip the puck past St. Pierre. Brett liscomb and Brian Marks earned helpers on the play. Matt Caranci struck next, getting a good bounce on a rebound, during a Wolves power play at 3:16. Jeremy Akeson and Marks assists on the go ahead goal. Over lapping penalties allowed Port Huron to get even, just six seconds into a five-on-three advantage. Mike MacIntyre fired home his first Prowler goal on a one time try at 5:42 to tie the score at 2-2. Scott Witmyes and Ahmed Mahouz help set up the goal. Liscomb broke the tie at the 11:35 mark, banging in a point blank chance at the top of the goal crease. Jesse Facchini made the play from behind the goal line to earn an assist. Brad Townsend got a good bounce of his shoulder at 14:22, as the puck deflected off the forward and into the net for the Wolves fourth goal of the period. Carnaci and Marks assisted, as Watertown skated off up 4-2 after two.
The period belonged to former Prowler Austin Daae, who netting two break away goals against his old team. Daae's first goal came unassisted at 5:48 of the third to put his team up three. Daae's second goal was set up by Ryan Connolly and another former Prowler, Stanislav Vlasov at 8:15. The Prowlers out shot the Wolves 39-29 in the game, as Edward Zdolshek made 37 saves for Watertown. Port Huron returns to action on Sunday, with an afternoon tilt in Cornwall against the Nationals.