Prowlers Sweep Series with Motor City

The Port Huron Prowlers took three points from the Motor City Rockers for the second night in a row with a 4-3 victory at McMorran Place on Jan. 14. The Prowlers sweep the weekend series and tie the Battle of I-94 at five wins apiece.

Dante Suffredini scored the only goal of the first period on the power play to give Motor City the lead. Scott Coash doubled the advantage on a rush early in the second and Port Huron found itself behind 2-0.

Evan Foley pulled things back to even with two goals 3:16 apart. He batted home a rebound that popped into the air for the first one and took advantage of the Rockers thinking there was a whistle to tuck home the tying goal.

A good rush on the power play led to Sam Marit giving the Prowlers their first lead of the game. Alex Johnson and Liam Freeborn drove the net and Foley made a drop pass that allowed Marit to walk down the slot and pick his corner.

Gino Mini sent a seam pass to Larri Vartiainen who put a one-timer against the grain to beat Blake Scott and extend the lead to two goals.

Coash struck again with a one-time goal of his own on the power play to bring Motor City within one heading into the third period.

Chris Paulin stopped all 11 shots the Rockers took in the third period to seal the win in his return to Port Huron. He was named the second star of the game after making 28 saves.

Foley was the first star with two goals and two assists. Vartiainen added a goal and an assist. The Prowlers outshot Motor City 37-31.

Scott Coash led the Rockers with two goals and an assist. He was the game’s third star. Suffredini had a goal and an assist and his defense partner, Ian White, picked up two helpers. Scott made 33 saves in his second-straight loss. Motor City is on a four-game losing streak.

The Prowlers and Rockers will see each other again for a two-game series next week. The first game will be on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 P.M. at Big Boy Arena and the second one will be Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8:05 P.M. at McMorran Place.

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