Enforcers Handle Prowlers, 3-1

by Jon Kliment

The Enforcers entered Friday night’s game with a 5-0-0-1 record against Port Huron on the season. This is the final weekend these two teams will meet in the regular season this year and the Enforcers were looking to continue the domination they found in the series so far.

In front of a crowd of 3,198 the first period saw Elmira play the way they started to in Port Huron a few weeks ago as they continued to push the offensive pace of the game. The Enforcers scored first as a determined Ahmed Mahfouz brought the puck in a full circle around the zone and finally charged at the net. In an act of will he shoved the puck behind Cory Simons before colliding with him for the first goal of the contest.

The second period was marred by a bunch of back and forth as both teams spent time goading the other. The end result was no scoring, but a power play advantage to start the third period for Elmira.

The third period started with a power play that the Enforcers cashed in on. Mitch Atkins fired a shot that rebounded off the pads of Simons and was batted out of the air and into the net by Tyler Prendergast. All seemed to be going well for the Enforcers and Troy Passingham was in line for the shutout, but with just :!0 left to go Zachary Zulkanycz pounded a rebound by to end the shutout bid. On the ensuing faceoff with the Prowlers goalie still pulled Mahfouz pushed the puck forward, where Kyle Stevens passed to Brandon Vuic who buried it into the open net to secure the victory.

Through all the penalties, including a goaltender ejection, it seems though the season series is done tomorrow the rivalry has just begun. Come watch the final matchup of the season at 7:05 at First Arena.