PORT HURON, MI - Liam Freeborn’s second goal of the night came with just 1:38 remaining and gave the Port Huron Prowlers a 6-5 win over the Columbus River Dragons on Saturday night at McMorran Arena.

Ryan Hunter led the Columbus offense with three goals and two assists while Justin MacDonald put up a four-point night with two goals and two assists.

The loss spoiled a chance for the River Dragons to wrap up both the Continental Division and FPHL Regular Season title after a Binghamton loss in regulation to Motor City and Carolina losing in overtime to Blue Ridge. Columbus now needs a single point to wrap up both and guarantee itself the potential for home ice through to the Commissioner’s Cup Final.


  • The hat trick was Hunter’s second of his pro career, and his first career five-point night.

  • Justin MacDonald’s four-point effort was the seventh time this season he’s had four-or-more points in a game.

  • The game wrapped the season series between the two teams with it split at 1-1.

The next chance for Columbus to clinch home ice through the playoffs comes Friday, April 5 against the Blue Ridge Bobcats at 7:35 pm. Tickets are on sale now for all remaining River Dragons home games through the Civic Center Box Office and online at