Local pro hockey: Wolves fall on road to Binghamton to open weekend series

Oct. 28—BINGHAMTON — Brenden Stanko totaled six points, including scoring a goal and assisting on five others, as the Binghamton Black Bears rolled to 9-5 victory over the Watertown Wolves on Friday night in a Federal Prospects Hockey League game at Visions Veterans Memorial Arena.

Nikita Ivashkin contributed two goals and two assists for the Black Bears (3-2) and Connor Smith chipped in with two goals and an assist.

The Wolves took a 4-3 lead on Vladislav Pavlov's shorthanded goal 10 minutes and one second into the second period.

But sparked by a power-play goal from Dustin Jesseau with 4:53 left in the period, Binghamton scored the next six goals to pull away.

Joshua Tomasi, Marc Bottero, Chiwetin Blacksmith and Michael Mercurio each scored a goal for Watertown (1-3) and Pavlov also recorded a pair of assists.

Samuel LiVecchi stopped 30 of 35 shots faced to record the win for the Black Bears.

Watertown will host Binghamton at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Watertown Municipal Arena to complete the home-and-home series.