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Enforcers Claim Victory In Season Series, Beat Wolves 5-2

March 17, 2019 - Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL) - Elmira Enforcers News Release

The Enforcers looked to close out the home part of the season series by ensuring themselves a series victory as Watertown came to town for the final time on Sunday afternoon. The Enforcers looked to move closer to home ice advantage in the playoffs.

The first period saw Elmira come out with a passion they had shown last night as well. As the Enforcers found the back of the net three times against Jared Rutledge, goals came from all over. Marko Novosel started the scoring on a beauty of a pass from Gavin Yates at 3:27. Then Sean Reynolds ripped another by Rutledge just 1:15 later as he popped one right over the shoulder of the netminder. Gavin Yates had a goal of his own at the 13:44 mark on a full circle drop from Reynolds to bury it by Rutledge and give the Enforcers a 3-0 lead at the end of the first.

Watertown came out strong in the second and scored on the power play as Tyler Gjurich banked one by Troy Passingham at the 9:00 mark. Mitch Atkins answered back just two seconds shy of the 12:00 mark to give Elmira their three goal lead back. The period saw Watertown get right back into the game with shots, but were unable to penetrate Passingham again.

The Wolves came out for the third needing a lot of help, but began the period on the power play which gave them an excellent opportunity, however, the Wolves goal in the third came while shorthanded as former Enforcer Sam Williams put one past Passingham to bring the Wolves back to within two at 8:50. Elmira answered back one last time as Dmytro Babenko scorched by two Wolves defenders and put one up and over Rutledge to secure the Enforcers win, 5-2.

Troy Passingham stopped 41 of 43 to take home the win and the Enforcers secured a season series win over the Watertown Wolves with their sixth regulation win.

Elmira plays again on Wednesday as the Danville Dashers come to First Arena for the final time this season at 7:05 pm. It is also free Thunderstix night! Call 607-734-PUCK and get your tickets now!

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