Game Preview 1/11

by Jon Kliment

The Elmira Enforcers look to continue their strong play after a 5-4 OT win against the Mentor Ice Breakers on Saturday, January 5th.

The Enforcers (11-10-1-3, 38 pts) will battle with the Wolves (13-9-2-0, 43 pts) as they try to make a move toward 2ndplace in the FHL.

Tonight’s game is the fourth of fourteen meetings between the clubs this season.

TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Watertown Municipal Arena


- The Enforcers got off to a tough start, but it is about how you finish. If you were to erase Elmira’s first 10 games, they would be 10-5 on the season 

 - Throughout this 3-game series, Ahmed Mahfouz has led the way for the Enforcers with 8 points playing all 3 games. Stepan Timofeyev has 7 points despite only making 2 appearences.

- You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Sean Reynolds is leading the Enforcers in SOG (123) and Goals (14), including 4 game winners



-  Tyler Gjurich is averaging 1.9 PPG and leading the league in points (46) and goals (27)

-  Gjurich played two seasons in the ECHL including four games with the Elmira Jackals where he tallied three points

-  Former Enforcer, Justin Portillo, has found success in Watertown. Portillo has put up four goals and eight assists despite not finding much offense in Elmira



Chris Williamson played 8 games for the  Enforcers this year before being traded to Watertown where he has tallied one assist in two games.

Justin Portillo played two games for Elmira this season before being sent to Watertown