Motor City Rockers Lose 3-2 In OT To Prowlers
Port Huron, MI — The Motor City Rockers dropped a tightly contested game to Port Huron 3-2 in overtime at McMorran Place on Friday night.
The Prowlers have won three straight games over Motor City after the Rockers opened the season series with four straight wins in the I-94 Rivalry.
Port Huron was awarded a power play with 1:46 left in overtime, and needed only 28 seconds of the man advantage to earn the win.
Alex Johnson quarterbacked the Prowler Power Play from the point and fed the puck to the nearside circle to Austin Fetterly. Fetterly offered a quick one-timer across the ice to newly signed Mitch Jones who buried the shot for a 3-2 win.
The Prowlers ended the game with a goal, and started the game with a goal with 5:13 left in the first period when the Prowlers broke a scoreless tie.
Tucker Scantlebury won a puck battle down near the far side corner and chipped back to the point and on the stick of Bryan Parsons. Parsons loaded a shot on net that was deflected by Tristan Simm in front of the net for a 1-0 lead and his sixth of the year.
The Rockers offense took over in the second period with the help of a short handed goal.
Jonathan Juliano carried the puck out of the Rocker D-Zone and created an offensive charge with Scott Coash. Coash accepted a pass but was drawn out to the nearside half-wall where he gave it back to a bailing Juliano towards the slot. Juliano rifled a shot from the circle high stick side for a 1-1 tie with 14:06 to play in the 2nd period.
It was Juliano’s first Short-handed goal of the year, ninth of his career, and first since the 2016/17 season.
Coash added the second goal of the period four minutes later when he cleaned up a Cade Lambdin shot, and a TJ Delany rebound in the crease. Coash gathered the loose puck and fired it while Ian Wallace was out of position for his team leading 14th goal of the year.
Coash is on a six game point streak, and a four game goal streak for the Rockers.
The Prowlers were able to tie the score late with 1:56 left in the game on a flurry in front of the net.
Jones fired the puck on net from the wall that Babin turned away. As the puck was jarred loose, Babin dove to cover it up, Tucker Scantlebury poked the puck to the far side post and on the stick of Sam Marit who pushed it across the goal line for a 2-2 tie.
The Rockers and Prowlers will face-off in Game 2 of a three game set tomorrow (Saturday) at McMorran Place with a 7:05pm puck drop.