Wolves take a bite out of the Peninsula Panthers
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The Westshore Wolves defeated the Peninsula Panthers by the score of 7-2 on Tuesday night at The Q Centre in Colwood.
The Wolves got off to a fast start pelting goaltender Liam Tutte with 18 shots, while scoring three goals, one on the powerplay, during the first period.
The Wolves attack was led by the Liam’s brother Brandon Tutte who factored in two of the first three goals and five of seven on the night.
The Wolves emerged from the dressing room raring to go as they scored at 15 seconds and 46 seconds to go up by a disheartening 5-0 lead.
According to the boxscore, the Panthers miraculously scored at the 51 second mark of the second that would be three goals in less than a minute to start the period.
The Panthers would score again to get within three at 13:29. It was a Marshall Brown powerplay marker, to breathe some life into the last place Sidney-based team.
Less than five minutes later is was Brandon Tutte with his second goal of the game at 18:25, to close out the middle frame up 6-2.
Tutte was pulled from the Panthers goal in favour of Chris Combiadakis, who saved four of five shots.
Eamon Duffy scored the only goal of the third on a set-up by Tutte for his fifth point, while Cameron Coutre earned a second assist.
For the Wolves Parker Ellis and Calijah Phillip scored a goal and earned one assist each. Eamon Duffy scored a pair. Cameron Coutre earned three assists. Jordan Spandli was good for 23 saves on 25 Panther shots.
The Panthers went 1/3 on the powerplay, while the Wolves were 1/5. Shots were 37-25 Wolves.
The Wolves go right back at it as they face the Saanich Braves Friday night at Pearkes Arena, then the league takes a five night break before the schedule resumes with the Kerry Park Islanders visiting the Panthers on the 28th. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 Friday and 7:30 on the 28th.
Game of the Week has the red-hot Nanaimo Buccaneers hosting the Saanich Braves with a 7:15 PM puck drop, Thursday night.