The Black Wolves came up short in a shot to get back in the win column with a 10-6 loss to the Vancouver Warriors. New England falls to 4-2 on the season while the Warriors improve to 3-4. Joe Resetarits who scored three goals and tallied two assists for a team-high five points led the Pack.
New England was first on the board with a Resetarits goal assisted by Callum Crawford and Adam Bomberry. Resetarits later added his second goal of the game that stunned Vancouver’s four-goal streak.
After the Black Wolves’ first goal, the Warriors laid on the heat and fired off four straight goals. Sam Clare, Mitch Jones and Keegan Bal who scored two goals, all contributed to the run.
At the half, Vancouver held the 4-2 advantage. New England led 26-23 in shots, 35-29 in loose balls and had eight of the 12 minutes in the penalty box. Eric Penney in the net for Vancouver racked up 24 saves in the first half while Doug Jamieson of New England tallied 19. On the X, Joe Nardella went a perfect 8-for-8.
The second half started slow offensively for both teams. In the last six minutes of the third quarter, the Warriors netted in two quick goals to extend the lead to 6-2.
Vancouver was quick on the board in the fourth scoring their seventh goal of the game. Resetarits proved to be tenacious throughout the entire night, resulting in his third goal of the night for his 11th this season. With 13 minutes left in the contest, the score was 7-3 in favor of the Warriors.
The remaining quarter of play is when the Black Wolves finally showed some fight. They were able to net in three more goals. Nardella, Andrew Kew and Reilly O’Connor were those who helped cut the lead making the final score 10-6.
Bal and Mitch Jones were the game changers for the Warriors, leading the team with three goals and two assists a piece. Vancouver also saw strong offensive play from Riley Loewen and Sam Clare who added a combined three goals and six assists.
Jamieson finished the evening with 37 saves while Penney’s final tally was 44. A huge difference maker for the Warriors was their ability to cause nine turnovers against the Black Wolves. Nardella’s impressive 18-20 showing from the faceoff was not enough to keep the Pack in it this time.
After a week off, New England will return to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16 for Galentines and Bromances night. The game is scheduled for 5pm against the Philadelphia Wings. For more information, contact a Black Wolves sales representative by calling 844-LAX-WOLF or visiting blackwolves.com.
NE: J. Resetarits 3G, 2A, 5P, S. Leblanc 2A, C. Crawford 2A
VAN: K. Bal 3G, 2A, 5P, M. Jones 3G, 2A, 5P, S. Clare 1G, 3A, 4P, B. Goodwin 2A, 2P