Wilkes-Barre Grabs Three In The Third Period To Sink Elmira 5-1

The Junior Enforcers had a rough go-around down in Jersey two weekends ago dropping all four of their games at the Mid-Atlantic Showcase. Despite hanging around for much of the game in three of the four, Elmira just couldn’t cash in and came back winless moving to 2-4 ahead of the scheduled two-week October break. The boys had a couple good weeks of practice to move on, and regroup, and they did exactly that. Fresh off a big 3-0 win against Philadelphia Hockey Club on Wednesday, the Knights entered in to today 10-0. Elmira looked to play spoiler to the perfect mark in their second home game of the year.

Wilkes-Barre and Elmira traded chances back and forth over the opening moments of the game, but it wasn’t till the 17:55 mark of the period that the first goal finally found its’ way to the board. Justin Ryan and Landen Reed skated into the Junior Enforcers end on a 2-on-1 break, as Ryan hit Reed with a pass between the rings that he pushed up over the glove of Joe Holguin to make the score 1-0 WBS.

Playing catch-up Elmira quickly answered back. Newly signed Kale Hancock scooped up the loose change off an initial shot on net and fired it past Keison Hooper just 56 seconds into the 2nd period to even the game up at 1-1. Reed would then add his second goal of the game moments before the final intermission for the Knights taking a feed left side of the glove mouth that he was able to elevate up and in to push the visiting side on top 2-1.

Despite nearly finding the equalizer moments in-to the 3rd period on a called hand pass the Junior Enforcers gripped and clawed popping 6 shots on goal over the first 9 and a half minutes of the last period. Cody Murphy’s boys then grabbed an insurance goal that changed the game with 10:12 to go. Jaiz Barner waltzed in and narrowly slipped one home that made the score now 3-1. With former Junior Enforcer, Rajah Mueller, in the sin bin for roughing, the Knights grabbed a shorthanded goal coming from Teague Porter. Porter and Josh Danielowski forced a turnover in the neutral zone that resulted in now a 4-1 Elmira deficit. Jordan Bax with 2:59 to go put the game out of reach with a slapshot from the slot that dribbled in to give the first-place club a decisive 5-1 victory.

The Junior Enforcers are back in action next Saturday up in Marlborough, MA as they battle the Junior Bruins at 2:10pm and the South Shore Kings at 8:50pm in the squads’ first two scheduled games at the Beantown Fall Classic. Elmira’s back at home Sunday, November 14th to take on the Utica Junior Comets at 6pm – lock your seats in now to come out and support the boys. Go Junior Enforcers Go!

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