Wolves win a back and forth affair

by Mike Basile

    The Thunder came into Friday’s game in Watertown hungry for a win. The Wolves were looking to stay hot starting the season 9-2-0-0-0. The first period took off fast with both teams flying, but not many good scoring chances coming either way. The Wolves started to gain some offensive zone time and made The Thunder pay. Tyler Gjurich scored his 12th goal of the season on a beautiful feed from Jamie Lukas. About 4 minutes later The Thunder would go up a man and Ryan Marker scored on a wrap-around goal! Both goaltenders had a solid first, Aaron Taylor stopped 14 of the 15 Watertown shots and Jeremy Pominville stopped 11 of the12.

    Delaware started the second with some power-play time but failed to convert thanks to a couple of great saves from Jeremy Pominville. The Wolves would break the tie making it 3-2 on a beautiful 2 on 1 goal by Dominik Bogidul set up by Cameron Dimmitt. The Wolves would strike again seven minutes later when Jamie Lukas tapped in a rebound in front. Delaware wasn’t done yet; Brennan Young weaved through the defense and buried his 5th of the season. After 2 it was 3-2 Wolves.

    The Wolves would take advantage of a couple of early third-period turnovers and start open the scoring in the period. Bogidul would score his second of the game from the low slot. It was 4-2 early in the third. Evan Mackintosh would head to the box and it looked like Gjurich scored his second of the game to make it 5-2. The officials got together and came to the conclusion the net was off, and no goal was rewarded. Aaron Taylor made big save after big save to keep the Thunder in the game, but The Watertown defense stood tall.  The Wolves would add a late power-play goal from Gjurich and go on to win 5-2. The Wolves would improve to 10-2-0-0-0 on the season, and Delaware fell to 2-9-0-0-0.