HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc picked up three points as the beat the Knoxville Ice Bears 3-1 on Thursday, lost in a shootout to Augusta 2-1 on Saturday and dropped a road game to the Mississippi Surge 5-1 on Sunday.
Thursday, January 17 - Knoxville Ice Bears 1, Huntsville 3
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc survived a determined comeback attempt by the Knoxville Ice Bears on the way to a 3-1 win.
A goal by Stuart Stefan put Huntsville up 3-0 in the third period, but Knoxville pulled to within two on David Segal's tally 12:39 into the third period.
The Ice Bears were stymied by the Havoc netminder Dan McWhinney, who stopped 32 shots during the victory. McWhinney managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.7 prior to the game.
Huntsville's offense was clicking better than usual and put 28 shots on goal during the game, better than the 17.7 shots per game it averages.
The Havoc were helped by Chapen LeBlond, who racked up one goal. LeBlond scored 8:52 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Huntsville. Huntsville additionally got points from Brent Tamane, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Huntsville were Aaron McGill, who had one and Justin Fox, who had two.
Knoxville's offense operated below it season average. The Ice Bears average 3.1 goals per game. Huntsville was unable to stop Knoxville from sending pucks towards the net, and the Ice Bears eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
In addition, Knoxville received assists from Mark Van Vliet and Emery Olauson, who contributed one a piece.
The Havoc incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Peter Skoggard recorded 25 saves for Knoxville. The Ice Bears incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.
Saturday, January 19 - Augusta RiverHawks 2, Huntsville 1 - SO
HUNTSVILLE, AL - Alex Morton scored the clinching goal in a shootout, and the Augusta RiverHawks picked up the extra point in a 2-1 (3-2 SO) win over the Huntsville Havoc.
The shootout featured 10 attempts between both teams. Huntsville's shootout goals were scored by Stuart Stefan and Brett Liscomb. In addition to the clincher, Augusta got shootout goals from Jason Price and Casey Mignone.
The RiverHawks were led by goalie Robbie Moss, who finished with 40 saves while allowing one goal. Moss managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.8 prior to the game.
Augusta forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up seven minors and two majors for 34 minutes in penalty time. The RiverHawks surpassed its season average of 21.0 penalty minutes per game. Augusta's offense was clicking better than usual and put 39 shots on goal during the game, better than the 16.7 shots per game it averages.
The RiverHawks were helped by Taylor McReynolds, who registered one goal. McReynolds scored 19:03 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Augusta. Curtis Megginson picked up the assist.
The Havoc excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Huntsville's offense rang up 41 shots on Augusta's net.
The Havoc were led by Liscomb, who scored the team's only goal. Liscomb scored on the power play 14:33 into the third period to make the score 1-1. Huntsville had taken the advantage when the RiverHawks' Drew Baker got sent off for slashing. Aaron McGill assisted on the tally.
Augusta ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Matt Auffrey was ejected from the game. Dan McWhinney made 37 saves for the Havoc on 38 shots. Huntsville totaled 19 minutes in penalty time with seven minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play.
Sunday, January 20 - Huntsville 1, Mississippi Surge 5
BILOXI, MS - Jay Silvia netted a hat trick to lead Mississippi Surge over the Huntsville Havoc, 5-1.
Silvia got on the scoresheet 59 seconds into the second period. He then added goals at 19:49 into the second and at 14:01 into the third.
With 34 shots on target during the contest, Mississippi Surge exceeded the 17.1 shots it averages per game this year.
Mississippi Surge also got points from Reid Edmondson, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Kyle Kudroch also scored for Mississippi Surge. More assists for Mississippi Surge came via Jarkko Leppanen, who had two and Kyle VanderMale, Adam Stuart, and Kiefer Smiley, who each chipped in one.
Huntsville racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 10 minors and one major for 35 minutes in penalty time. The Havoc surpassed its season average of 24.0 penalty minutes per game. Huntsville relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Chapen LeBlond, Justin Fox and Aaron McGill took 11 of the team's 18 shots.
Mississippi Surge's JT Favre stopped 17 shots out of the 18 that he faced. Mississippi Surge totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 2-for-7 on the power play. Jonathan LaRose made 29 saves for the Havoc on 34 shots. Huntsville registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.
Three Stars of the Week
#1 Chapen LeBlond - C (2 goals)
#2 Dan McWhinney - G (1-0-1, 3 GA, 69 saves)
#3 Aaron McGill - LW (3 assists)
Tuesday, January 22nd - VBC - 10:00
Wednesday, January 23rd - VBC - 10:00
Thursday, January 24th - VBC - 10:00
01/16/13 Battaglia, Anthony (LW) signed contract
01/15/13 Boots, Ian (RW) loaned to Ontario (ECHL)
01/14/13 Laughlin, Kyle (RW) loaned to Las Vegas (ECHL)
01/14/13 Fidler, Leland (D) returned on loan from Kalamazoo (ECHL)