(KINGSVILLE, ON) – The North Shore Knights took their fourth consecutive loss over two weekends to the Port Huron Prowlers on Sunday afternoon as part of a pair of home-and-home matchups in Federal Hockey League action. North Shore sits last overall in the six-team loop with a record of 4-25-0, while Port Huron (25-5-0) occupies first place.
After losing last weekend’s games by 9-2 and 12-5 scores, the Knights fell 6-1 on Saturday night in Port Huron. Vaughn Clouston scored North Shore’s lone goal as Josh Colten, Ian Harris, Shea Carey, Matt Robertson, Yianni Liarakos, and Edgars Ozolins tallied for the home team.
Rick Odria faced 47 shots in the loss, his record falling to 0-4 on the season. Michael Santaguida picked up the win for the Prowlers, stopping 27 shots.
The next afternoon, the Knights returned to Kingsville, only for the Prowlers to beat them again by an 8-1 score, led by an Austin Daae hat-trick. In the first, Port Huron ran up a 4-0 lead with goals from Matt Graham, Liarakos, and a pair by Daae.
In the middle act, North Shore’s Yuki Sasaki broke the goose egg, but was followed on the scoresheet by Daae and Matt Robertson for the Prowlers. Jay Dalton and Alex Johnson rounded out the scoring for Port Huron in the final stanza.
Adam Zeman took the loss in net, facing 48 shots in the game. His record sits at 1-11. Andrei Bezkhlebny scored the win for the Prowlers, turning aside 29 attempts.
The Knights home game scheduled for last night was cancelled. North Shore will travel to Cornwall today, kicking off a 7-game road trip, to face the Nationals at 7:30pm. They’ll return home March 18 for a 2:30pm tilt with the Prowlers.