by Rob Lippolis

BINGHAMTON- The Binghamton Black Bears defeated the Watertown Wolves 6-3 on Friday night inside Visions Veterans Memorial Arena.  With a slew of new faces within the locker room, Binghamton was able to gel well with each other and defeat an in-state rival.

The Black Bears power play started off the scoring, picking up right where they left off.  Tyler Gjurich tallied his 12th goal of the season, extending his point-streak to 41 games.  Kyle Powell, who missed the entire month of November drew back into the lineup and was immediately rewarded with a primary assist.  Watertown would answer right back during a 4-on-4 sequence as Jackson Bond’s turnaround shot squeaked by new goaltender, Chris Paulin. 

The Power play continued to click as Tyson Kirkby was left alone in the bumper position in the high slot and buried a one-timer through the five-hole of the Watertown goalie.  The Wolves, once again, were able to tie the game up at 2-2, and that is where the two teams would go into the locker room for the first intermission. 

Watertown changed their pace in the middle frame, outshooting the Black Bears 13-8.  Watertown took a 3-2 lead on a wrist shot from Elijah Wilson.  For the first 18 minutes of the period, Watertown was dictating the tempo and had control of the game.  However, in the final two minutes, Binghamton would tie the game up on a top shelf snipe from Jesse Anderson, also playing in his first game back from injury.  Late in the period the Black Bears kept driving towards the net and it led to Cam Yarwood scoring his third goal of the season streaking down the slot. In a blink of an eye, the Black Bears held a one-goal lead, 4-3 after two periods.

The Black Bears wrote the story in the third period, not allowing any high-danger chances to come in front of their new goaltender.  Binghamton stayed true to their forecheck, and it turned into a Austin Thompson goal giving either side their first two-goal lead of the night.  The second line continued to find ways onto the scoresheet as Bret Parker scored the sixth and final goal of the night, as the Black Bears double up the Wolves and win 6-3.

The same teams are back at it again tomorrow at 7:00P.M. Tickets are still available at

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