Ruiz, Hat Tricks snap Wolves’ streak

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WATERTOWN — Justin MacDonald and Alexander Jmaeff each contributed a goal and two assists to lead the Watertown Wolves to their 10th consecutive Federal Prospects Hockey League victory, defeating the Carolina Thunderbirds, 5-3, to complete a three-game weekend at the Watertown Municipal Arena.

The league-leading Wolves (19-3-0) jumped out to a 3-0 edge by the 8-minute, 34-second mark of the opening period after which they led 4-2.

Nolan Slachetka, Larry Yellowknee and Ahmed Mahfouz also scored for Watertown, and Lane King added two assists.

John Buttitta and Tommy Cardinal each contributed a goal and two assists for the Thunderbirds (11-11-2), who got a third goal from Kalib Ford.

Watertown goalie Breandan Colgan made 33 saves.

Carolina outshot Watertown, 36-31.

The Wolves go for their 11th straight triumph Thursday, playing at Danbury.

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