Playoff Game 2 Preview

by Jon Kliment

The Elmira Enforcers prepare for a first round playoff battle with the Watertown Wolves tonight at First Arena at 7:05pm as the playoffs continue on with the leading the series 1-0.

The Enforcers won the season series with the Wolves going 8-2-1-3 over the 14 games. The Enforcers have only allowed two power play goals in the last six games and Ahmed Mahfouz led the way for Elmira over the season series with 28 points.

Tonight’s game is the second of the best of three playoff series between these New York State rivals

TIME: 7:05 p.m.
PLACE: First Arena


- Sean Reynolds scored the first ever playoff goal in franchise history and the final one of last night’s game ensuring the victory

- The Enforcers penalty kill has been stellar against the Wolves only allowing two power play goals in their last 6 games

- Troy Passingham set the franchise bar high this season with 21 wins and a 2.81 Goals Against Average


-Yianni Liarakos continues to be a huge presence for the Wolves scoring 37 points in his 23 games in a Watertown uniform

-Tyler Gjurich set the bar this season around the Federal Prospects Hockey League in points (106), goals (51), and power play goals (13)

-The Wolves struggled to find consistent goaltending this season before settling on Jared Rutledge who lead the team with an 11-11-1 record and a 4.84 Goals Against Average


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

Wolves netminder Blake Scott was part of a trade between the Wolves and Enforcers

Gavin Yates was with the Wolves before being traded at the deadline for future considerations

Tyler Prendergast played for the Enforcers during the middle of the season before being released and picked up by the Wolves