Thunder bounce back in Port Huron

by Mike Basile

   Delaware was looking to bounce back after a tough loss in Port Huron Friday night. Delaware got off on the right foot scoring the first goal of the game. Brandon Contratto buried a wrister from the circle over the blocker of Chris Paulin. Aaron Taylor started off the game very strong and looked like he was on the top of his game. He stopped 15/16 shots in the first period. The only shot that got by him was A David Nippard slap-shot on the power-play. The first period ended tied up at one.

    The second period was all Aaron Taylor. He turned away all 16 shots the Prowlers put on the net. Chris Paulin also had a solid period turning away The seven Delaware shots he saw. The stalemate remained after two periods of play.

    The scoring opened up in the third. The Thunder scored 5 goals in the third period and were able to bring home the win. All 5 goals came at even strength with Ryan Marker keeping his season-long point streak alive. Taylor Cutting scored the third goal which proved to be the game-winner, whacking away at a loose puck in front. The next three goals came from Evan Mackintosh who registered his first hat-trick in the FPHL. The Prowlers scored a short-handed goal in the third thanks to Chris Leveille. Delaware won the game 6-2. Aaron Taylor stopped 49/51 shots in the win.