Wellington Roller Hockey Week 13 Update

The Wellington Prowlers are the Echo Winter Classic Champions.

The Wellington Roller Hockey Association is continuing its season at Village Park. Shown below are capsule summaries from WRHA Week 13 games.

Wellington Prowlers 5, Dusters 2 — The Wellington Prowlers traveled to Stuart for the Echo Classic on Feb. 5, the team’s first travel tournament in three years. After dropping the first game to the Dusters in overtime 3-2, the Prowlers bounced back by defeating the Jax Lemonheads 4-0 in round-robin play, and then again in the semifinal round 5-1. This set up a rematch against the Dusters in the final, which the Prowlers won 5-2 to become the Echo 2022 Winter Classic Champions.

Prep Rangers 3, Prep Panthers 1 — In regular season Sunday action, the Prep Rangers scored a goal in all three periods to edge the Panthers 3-1. Rangers’ goals came from Valentino Olivas (two goals) and Tomas Uribe (one goal). Jordan Candela (one assist) and Rimon Ghiwali (one assist) rounded out the scoring for the Rangers. The Panthers’ goal came from Logan Stepp (one goal). The Wahl siblings were stellar in goal, while facing 19 shots (Panthers) and 18 shots (Rangers), respectively.

Junior Bruins 5, Junior Panthers 4 — On the Juniors circuit, the Bruins and Panthers went overtime in a see-saw battle settled in a shootout. The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead, with Aiden Ruderer (three goals in game) scoring a pair. The Panthers scored three in the second period to knot the game at 3-3 going into the third. Down 4-3 late in the third, Michael Hoge of the Panthers (one goal, one assist) scored from a tough angle to send the game to a shootout. The shootout was tied at 1-1 after goals by Trey Cooper of the Bruins and Ryan Warszycki of the Panthers when Ben Schwartz of the Bruins (one goal, one assist) scored the game winner. Zach Santiago chipped in an assist for the Bruins. Additional Panthers scoring came from Luc Hanchuk (one goal, two assists), Tucker Allen (one goal, one assist) and Gelo Gonzalez (one goal). John Spina faced 43 shots and made 36 saves. His counterpart Blu Wahl allowed one goal on 18 shots.

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