HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc lost three straight road games before picking up a much needed overtime win over Pensacola on Sunday afternoon. The Havoc lost games at the RiverKings on Tuesday, at the IceGators on Friday and at the Surge on Saturday.
Tuesday, November 13 - Huntsville 1, Mississippi RiverKings 5
SOUTHAVEN, MS - Stuart Stefan scored the lone goal for the Huntsville Havoc in a 5-1 loss to the Mississippi RiverKings Tuesday morning on the road.
Nick Walsh, Daniel Barczuk, Matt Whitehead, Darrell Stoddard and Patrick Gaul all scored goals for the RiverKings.
Dan McWhinney made 36 saves in the loss while Matthew Krahn made 23 in the win.
Friday, November 16 - Huntsville 2, Louisiana 4
LAFEYETTE, LA - The Louisiana IceGators and the Huntsville Havoc were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Louisiana made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
The IceGators gained the winning advantage on a goal by Andrew Howes 14:55 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.
Howes had a great game for Louisiana, netting two goals.
The IceGators put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Huntsville to score on any of its five power plays.
Louisiana also got points from Denny Kearney, who also had one goal and one assist and Robert Short, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Louisiana were Marc Andre Carre, Matthew Robertson, and Cody Zubko, who each chipped in one.
The Havoc put 28 shots on net during the contest, more than the 19.0 they average per game.
Huntsville was led by Kevin Brojek, who registered one goal and one assist. Brojek scored 12:38 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Huntsville. Stuart Stefan assisted on the tally. Shane Hart also scored for Huntsville. More assists for Huntsville came via Aaron McGill, who had one.
Jesse Kallechy made 26 saves for Louisiana on 28 shots. The IceGators totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-7 on the power play. Dan McWhinney rejected 22 shots on goal for the Havoc. Huntsville ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major.
Saturday, November 17 - Huntsville 3, Mississippi Surge 8
BILOXI, MS - Branden Kosolofsky was all over the ice for Mississippi Surge, as he tallied two goals and one assist in Mississippi Surge's 8-3 win over the Huntsville Havoc.
Kosolofsky's tallies came at 5:10 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Mississippi Surge and on the power play 11:18 into the third to make the score 8-3 Mississippi Surge.
Mississippi Surge surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Mississippi Surge averages 3.7 goals per game. The defensemen of Mississippi Surge were also effective in Huntsville's zone, and came away with two goals. Mississippi Surge's offense was clicking better than usual and put 38 shots on goal during the game, better than the 31.3 shots per game it averages.
Mississippi Surge also got points from Brad Good, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Jeff Grant, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Mississippi Surge included Tommy Lange, who had two and Cole Ruwe and Kyle VanderMale, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Mississippi Surge were Matt Gordon, who had three, Corey Tamblyn, Adam Stuart, and Derek Graham, who each chipped in one, and James Isaacs and Richard VanderHoek, who contributed two a piece.
By firing 30 shots on goal, the Havoc exceeded the 20.4 shots they average per game this year. Huntsville found itself short-handed often, totaling 30 penalty minutes and allowing 10 power plays.
The Havoc were helped by Shane Hart, who grabbed one goal. Hart scored 3:14 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Mississippi Surge. Aaron McGill provided the assist. Colin Reddin also scored for Huntsville. More assists for Huntsville came via Brad Cooper, Stuart Stefan, Mike MacDonald, and Jeremiah Ketts, who each chipped in one.
Dan Clark recorded 27 saves for Mississippi Surge. Mississippi Surge incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Jonathan LaRose took the loss and made 19 saves before being replaced by Dan McWhinney who made 11 saves. Huntsville registered one goal on four power play opportunities.
Sunday, November 18 - Huntsville 4, Pensacola 3 - OT
PENSACOLA, FL - The Huntsville Havoc's Ray Ortiz scored 3:10 into overtime to beat the Pensacola Ice Flyers, 4-3 (OT).
Huntsville was paced by Ortiz, who had one goal.
The 37 shots that the Havoc put on net surpassed Huntsville's average of 22.2 shots per game this season.
Sam Cannata also scored for Huntsville. More assists for Huntsville came via Colin Reddin, Shane Hart, and Corey Fulton, who contributed one a piece.
Pensacola put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Havoc to score on any of their three power plays. The Ice Flyers' offense was clicking better than usual and put 39 shots on goal during the game, better than the 29.8 shots per game they average.
Pensacola was helped by Ryan Raven, who tallied one goal. Raven scored 3:56 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Leo Thomas picked up the assist. Pensacola also got a goal from Gabriel Boutin-Gagnon as well. In addition, Pensacola received assists from Ryan Salvis, Brent Clarke, and Aaron Schmit, who each chipped in one.
Dan McWhinney recorded 36 saves for Huntsville. The Havoc incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. The Ice Flyers' Steve Christie stopped 33 shots out of the 37 that he faced. Pensacola incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.
Three Stars of the Week
#1 Shane Hart - RW (2 goals, 1 assist)
#2 Colin Reddin - RW (2 goals, 1 assist)
#3 Stuart Stefan - C (1 goal, 2 assists)
Tuesday, November 20th - VBC - 10:30
Wednesday, November 21st - VBC - 10:30