Prowlers 50 Shots Good Enough to Beat Danville
By Daniel Palm
Port Huron, MI - The 1st place Danville Dashers hit the road Friday Night for the 1st of a two game road trip against the Port Huron Prowlers.
First period was battle between netminders for the first fifteen minutes until Matt Coleman's goal in the 15th minute put Danville up 1-0. Danville's lead wouldn't last long as a turnover in their own zone forced a weak shot on net from Yianna Liarakos that rebounded right to Dalton Jay's stick with a wide-open net to tie the game at 1, and that's how it would stay at the 1st intermission.
2nd period would start much like the first as both Cory Simons and Aaron Taylor would exchange saves until the 16th minute. Consecutive tripping penalties assessed to Taylor Love and Shea Carey would open the door for Danville to score their first power play goal of the evening for either team. Kyle Stevens would make it a 2-1 score coming from Seth Ronsberg and Justin Levac. Danville's one goal lead would again be evaporated within the next two minutes as Branden Parkhouse would tie the game assisted from Austin Daae with two minutes left to go in the middle frame. That's how the middle frame would end in a 2-2 score.
Danville would start to see their offense fizzle out as they were held scoreless in the third period. Taylor Love would put the Prowlers on top 3-2 midway through the third, and Branden Parkhouse would get the insurance marker with 5 minutes left in the game to seal it. Aaron Taylor would have a stellar performance in a losing effort making 46 saves on 50 shots. Cory Simons would stand tall at his end making 30 saves on 32 Dasher attempts at the net. Prowlers would win 4-2.
Port Huron will stay at home this weekend. They take on the North Shore Knights at 7:30pm, while Danville will go back on the road to take on Ahmed Mahfouz and the Cornwall Nationals tomorrow night. Puck drops for both games are at 7:30Saturday Night