Corey Fulton shows off his Havoc pride (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Brawl Friday night (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Anthony Battaglia (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Sam Cannata and Brent Tamane celebrate Saturday (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Bryant Doerrsam gets into a scrap (Photo : Richard Perigo)
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc got 12 goals from 10 different players as they dominated in wins over the Mississippi RiverKings 7-3 on Friday and 5-1 over the Knoxville Ice Bears on Saturday.
Friday, January 25 - Mississippi RiverKings 3, Huntsville Havoc 7
HUNTSVILLE, AL - Dan McWhinney made 30 saves to complete the shutout and led the Huntsville Havoc to a 7-3 win against Mississippi RiverKings.Huntsville was sparked by Corey Fulton, who tallied one goal. Fulton scored 39 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Huntsville. Aaron McGill assisted on the tally.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 11:38 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Both goalies were tossed from the game during the major incident in the third period.
The Havoc were often in penalty trouble, totaling five minors and four majors for 60 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 25.0 minutes per game Huntsville had been spending in the box. The Havoc found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Huntsville has scored at the pace of 2.4 goals per game during the current campaign. The Havoc got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. By firing 39 shots on goal, Huntsville exceeded the 19.0 shots it averages per game this year.
Huntsville additionally got points from Brett Liscomb, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, McGill, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, and Nick Lazorko, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Bryant Doerrsam also scored for Huntsville. In addition, Huntsville received assists from Matt Smyth, Leland Fidler, Sam Cannata, and Chapen LeBlond, who contributed one a piece and Stuart Stefan, Justin Fox, and Brent Tamane, who each chipped in two.
The Mississippi RiverKings penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled three minors and four majors for 66 minutes in penalty time. Mississippi RiverKings had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Havoc were unable to stop Mississippi RiverKings from sending pucks towards the net, and Mississippi RiverKings eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.
Mississippi RiverKings was led by Darrell Stoddard, who took three shots.
Huntsville registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. For the Havoc, McGill and McWhinney were ejected from the contest. David Wilson recorded 26 saves for Mississippi RiverKings. Mississippi RiverKings registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Team's Tyler Sheldrake and Wilson were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.
Saturday, January 26 - Knoxville 1, Huntsville 5
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Knoxville Ice Bears had trouble finding ways to stop the Huntsville Havoc, which beat Ice Bears, 5-1.
Brent Tamane was all over the ice for Huntsville, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Tamane scored the first of his two goals at 2:55 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Huntsville. Nick Lazorko picked up the assist. Tamane's next tally made the score 3-1 Huntsville with 10:10 left in the second period. Brett Liscomb provided the assist.
Knoxville was stymied by the Havoc netminder Dan McWhinney, who stopped 43 shots during the victory. McWhinney certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.5 entering the contest.
The Huntsville penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and three majors for 49 minutes in penalty time. The Havoc surpassed its season average of 26.0 penalty minutes per game. Huntsville put 24 shots on net during the contest, more than the 19.2 it averages per game. The Havoc bested their season scoring average. Huntsville has scored at the pace of 2.4 goals per game during the current campaign.
Huntsville also got points from Justin Fox, who also had one goal and one assist. Aaron McGill also scored for Huntsville. In addition, Huntsville received assists from Leland Fidler, who had one and Stuart Stefan, who had two.
The Ice Bears racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with four minors and three majors for 33 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 20.0 minutes per game Knoxville had been spending in the box. The Ice Bears could not produce up to they normal offensive output. Knoxville averages 3.1 goals per game. The defense for the Ice Bears played an important role offensively, racking up 18 shots on goal. The Havoc were unable to stop Knoxville from sending pucks towards the net, and the Ice Bears eventually piled up 44 shots on goal.
Knoxville was led by Brendan Taylor, who scored the team's only goal. Taylor scored on the power play 7:10 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Huntsville. The Ice Bears had gained a power play chance when Liscomb was whistled for high sticking. Tyler Fernandez picked up the assist.
Huntsville registered two goals on four power play opportunities. Connor Toomey made 19 saves for Knoxville on 24 shots. The Ice Bears registered one goal on seven power play opportunities.