Prowlers Drop Series Opener to Rockers

The Port Huron Prowlers fell 5-4 to the Motor City Rockers in their last home game of 2022 on Dec. 30. Josh Colten’s empty-net goal went down as the game-winner.

The goals came fast and furious in the opening period. Joe Deveny, Tommy Cardinal and Sam Marit scored within a 43-second span. That resulted in a 2-1 Prowlers lead just over five minutes in.

Liam Freeborn added another to make it 3-1 and that score stood until the period's final seconds. Cardinal scored his second of the frame with six seconds on the clock to pull his team within one.

Tim Perks tied things up with his first of the season in the second period and the teams went into the third at 3-3.

Past the halfway point of the final frame, Jonathan Juliano batted a shot out of the air and in to give Motor City its first lead of the night. Colten hit the empty net to make it 5-3 with a minute to go. Austin Fetterly got one back but it wasn’t enough.

Fetterly and Deveny finished with two points apiece. Wyatt Hoflin made 32 saves.

Juliano led all scorers with four points. Colten and Cardinal had three each while Perks added two. Trevor Babin got the win in a 30-save effort.

These two teams will meet again on New Year’s Eve in a 2:30 P.M. matinee at Big Boy Arena. That game will be available live on the Port Huron Prowlers YouTube channel.

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