BRYAN WILSON – 01.05.2024
The Wranglers picked up a commanding 5-1 win against the Henderson Silver Knights at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night.
Matt Coronato scored twice for Calgary, Emilio Pettersen had a three-point night (1g,2a), while Cole Schwindt notched his eighth tally of the season.
Mark Russell scored his first career AHL goal in his first game with the Wranglers after signing a PTO on Thursday.
Dustin Wolf (14-5-1-3) made 32-saves between the pipes for the Wranglers to register his 14th win of the season.
The Wranglers came out firing in the first period.
Coronato opened the scoring at the 4:07 mark, taking a pass from Pettersen, skating in on the breakaway and firing the puck glove-side on goaltender Isaiah Saville. 1-0.
Just over a minute later, on the powerplay at the 5:13 mark, Pettersen hammered home a one-timer to extend the lead to 2-0.
The Wranglers added to their lead at 7:10, as Coronato took a pass from Pettersen and blasted a shot into the top of the net for his second goal of the period.
3-0 at the break.
Calgary continued their offensive onslaught in the second period.
Schwindt scored his eighth goal of the season after taking a pass from William Stromgren, splitting the defence and going backhand on Saville. 4-0.
Then, at 15:27, Rassell picked up the puck off the half wall, walked into the slot and whipped a backhand shot upstairs to extend the lead. 5-0.
Henderson would break the shutout bid in the third period on the powerplay (10:08) when Sheldon Rempal fired a shot from the slot that eluded Wolf.
That’s all the ‘Knights would get, however, as Wolf shut the door the rest of the way to record the 5-1 win.