Series Preview: Pace Returns to Port Huron
The Port Huron Prowlers will welcome in the Mississippi Sea Wolves to McMorran Place for the first time on Oct. 27 and 28. It will also be the return of former Prowlers general manager/head coach Joe Pace.
The Prowlers fell in both of their opening weekend games to the Motor City Rockers. They held a 2-0 lead through 40 minutes of the first game but the Rockers scored twice on the power play in the third to tie it before Scott Coash notched the overtime winner. The next night, Port Huron held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 but Motor City came back to win 3-2 in regulation. Brandon Picard and Davide Gaeta each scored their first FPHL goals. Ian Wallace started both games and made 68 saves throughout the weekend. The Prowlers grab a point and sit third in the Continental Division at 0-1-1.
The Sea Wolves traveled to Wytheville to welcome the Blue Ridge Bobcats to the league with a pair of games. Mississippi dominated the early parts of the game, going up 4-0 in the second and then weathered a third-period comeback attempt to win 5-3. The next night, the Sea Wolves survived a strong Bobcats push in the second period and tied the game late in that frame. The game went to overtime where the team’s points leader, Jackson Bond, ended it on a penalty shot. Mississippi sits atop the Continental Division for the very first time at 2-0-0 with five points.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Prowlers - Brandon Picard (F) - Picard scored his first goal as a pro on opening night, showing off his strong wrist shot. He fired seven pucks on goal in that game.
Sea Wolves - Joe Pace (D) - The big storyline surrounding this weekend is Joe Pace returning to his old stomping grounds in Port Huron. He was part of the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup Championship team as a player assistant and served as general manager/head coach for three seasons from 2018-21.
Dalton Jay (PHP) is one point away from becoming the first player to record 400 points in a Prowlers uniform…Joe Pace (MISS) is the Prowlers’ all-time leader in penalty minutes with 863, more than double the next player on that list (Matt Graham, 405)…The Prowlers have lost back-to-back regular season games by the same score for the first time since March 26-27, 2021 vs Elmira Enforcers (4-3)…As of Wednesday, Jackson Bond (MISS) is tied for the FPHL lead in assists (4)
October 27, 7:05 P.M. @ McMorran Place (Port Huron, MI)
October 28, 7:05 P.M. @ McMorran Place (Port Huron, MI)
Tickets for both games can be purchased online at phprowlers.com/tickets or by calling the box office at 810-985-6166.