Wolves Sweep Weekend

by Mike Basile

   Saturday night in Watertown the Wolves were looking to have a repeat performance. The Thunder were looking to change the pace. Both teams exchanged good scoring opportunities early in the first, but neither goalie buckled. Watertown would get back to back power-plays just past the ten-minute mark. They failed to convert on the first power-play but made the Thunder pay on the second. Tyler Gjurich picked a corner over the glove of Aaron Taylor and made it 1-0. The score would remain the same for the rest of the first. The Wolves outshot Delaware 15-13.

   The second started much like the first, each team changing some chances but the goaltenders standing tall. Jeremy Pominville made a few big saves early to keep Delaware off the board. Aaron Taylor did the same at the other end. The goaltenders were putting on a show. That would end when The Wolves exploded for three goals in less than a minute and a half. The goals were all even-strength scored by Jamie Lukas, Dallas Desjarlais, and Tyler Gjurich. The Thunder would respond right away with a tally from Eric Masters, his first of the year. The second would end 4-1 Wolves.

  Period three started very chippy, leading to a fight between Patrik Tondl and Preston Kugler. Morgan Hudson also came in to replace Aaron Taylor to start the third. The Thunder had back to back power-plays after the fight but failed to convert on both. The Thunder put a plethora of shots on Pominville but were unable to get any by him. The Wolves would add a late power-play goal from Cameron Dimmitt.  Captain Charlie Pens also dropped the gloves in the third period. The Wolves would go on to win 5-1.