Thunderbirds Gain Point on the Road, But Drop OT Game to the Wolves
Watertown, NY – Thunderbirds gain point on the road, but drop OT game to the Wolves.
How It Happened
An early 2 goal lead for Watertown showed a strong momentum pattern for the Wolves. The Thunderbirds would bend but not break, and catch a break when a controversial puck was knocked in past Bobby Bowden by Josh Pietrantonio to cut the Wolves lead in half.
The play would continue back and forth, and a 2 goal Thunderbirds run from Pietrantonio again and Croop adding the go-ahead, had the T-Birds in the driver’s seat. But with 48 seconds remaining in the 2nd period Tyler Gjurich, would score his 2nd of 4 goals in the game.
The two squads would battle to overtime, when early on Gjurich would score the game winner showing patience in front of the net to put the puck home.
In an emergency goaltender role, Nick Niedert made 27 saves on 32 shots in the loss.
Tyler Gjurich ties the league lead in both points and goals with 8 and 5 respectively.
Watertown- 2-1, 4 points
Carolina- 3-1-1, 7 points
Back in Action
The same two teams will do battle again Saturday night, 7:30 pm puck drop, the Broadcast begins at 7:15 pm on the Thunderbirds radio network.