Prowlers Extend Winning Streak To Eight, Down Mentor 4-2

By Brady Beedon

The Port Huron Prowlers just keep winning.

The Prowlers defeated the Mentor Ice Breakers 4-2 Saturday night.

Mentor started the scoring just five minutes into the game, when Jackson Tucker beat Port Huron net minder Chris Paulin to put the Ice Breakers ahead. 

The Prowlers took little time to answer back, Jonathon Juliano would score from a chance right out in front to tie it up on the powerplay. 

In the second frame, Haytham Oeid scored his first goal of the season to put the Prowlers up 2-1.

Justin Portillo would continue to produce when in the waning seconds of the second period, would tap in a goal to put the Prowlers up 3-1 going into the final 20 minutes.

Mentor would muster up a powerplay goal, but ultimately wouldn’t be enough, as an empty netter from Matt Robertson would finish the scoring, giving the Prowlers the 4-2 victory.

Portillo is not surprised that the prowlers have been able to rattle off eight straight wins.

“We felt we could’ve been here all season,” said Portillo. “Just feels good to be on the winning streak and try to keep it going.”

He also was quick to praise his goaltenders.

“We have the best goaltending in the league,” said Portillo. “Chris Paulin has been standing on his head for us. Been a major reason why we’ve been winning these games. And seeing [Cory] Simons get called up, he was also a big part of why we were winning.”

Oeid, was happy to contribute to the winning streak, saying that it’s not just one person who is responsible for the success.

“We’ve just been playing as a team,” said Oeid. “Coming hard every minute of every game. Just working together, everyone is doing their jobs.”

The win improves the Prowlers record to 11-6-2-0, and firmly puts them in second place in the FPHL Western Division.

The Prowlers will return home to play the Delaware Thunder for a two-game series starting next Friday at McMorran Arena