BRYAN WILSON – 12.01.2023
Picked up a win in the desert.
The Wranglers are back in the win column after edging out the Henderson Silver Knights 2-1 at the Dollar Loan Center on Friday night.
Clark Bishop notched his fifth goal of the season and Brady Lyle scored his fourth which would hold up as the game-winner.
Dustin Wolf (9-3-0-2) made 32 saves to register his ninth win of the season.
The Wranglers opened the scoring at the 7:43 mark of the first period.
With traffic in front of the Silver Knights net, Jonathan Aspirot sent a shot from the blueline that hit Bishop in front and redirected past Henderson netminder, Jordan Papirny.
Wolf turned aside all nine shots he faced in the opening frame.
1-0 at the break.
Things got chippy in the second period.
At the 12:29 mark, Sam Jardine dropped the mitts with Mason Morelli as the two squared off for a lengthy tilt.
Calgary would extend their lead at the 16:33 mark as Lyle pounced on a loose puck in front and hammered it into the net. 2-0.
Henderson had multiple odd-man rush chances in the frame, but Wolf stood tall between the pipes to keep the Wranglers lead intact.
2-0 after 40 minutes.
Henderson cut into the lead in the early stages of the third period.
On the powerplay at 4:48, Morelli walked into the circle and fired a wrist-shot over the shoulder of Wolf and into the top corner. 2-1.
Wolf made 11 saves in the frame and the Wranglers penalty-kill went 1-for-7 in the contest.