Corey Fulton tracks down a loose puck (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Aaron McGill pounds Tyler Soehner Saturday (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Dan McWhinney tracks the puck (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Mike Gurtler had 3 points in his first two games with the Havoc (Photo : Richard Perigo)
Stuart Stefan celebrates Friday's win
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc won a pair of 6-2 games over the weekend at home by beating Augusta on Friday night and Pensacola on Saturday night.
Friday, March 1 - Augusta 2, Huntsville 6
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc relied on the scoring touch of Aaron McGill, who netted two goals, to beat the Augusta RiverHawks, 6-2. McGill scored at 7:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Huntsville and again while 17:45 into the first to make the score 3-1 Huntsville. Augusta's power play was ineffective against Huntsville's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
The Havoc racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. Huntsville surpassed its season average of 27.0 penalty minutes per game. The Havoc found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Huntsville averages 2.4 goals per game. With 38 shots on target during the contest, the Havoc exceeded the 19.4 shots they average per game this year.
Huntsville additionally got points from Stuart Stefan, who also had two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Huntsville also got a goal from Kyle Laughlin as well. More assists for Huntsville came via Paul DAgostino, Matt Smyth, Sam Cannata, Chapen LeBlond, and Anthony Battaglia, who each chipped in one and Ian Boots and Mike Gurtler, who contributed two a piece. The RiverHawks' offense rang up 46 shots on Huntsville's net.
Augusta was helped by Taylor Larsen, who registered one goal. Larsen scored 11:18 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Huntsville. Marcus Pryde provided the assist. Kyle Watson also scored for Augusta. Other players who recorded assists for Augusta were Casey Mignone and Myles McCauley, who each chipped in one. Dan McWhinney made 44 saves for the Havoc on 46 shots. Huntsville registered two goals on six power play opportunities. The Havoc ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and McGill was ejected from the game. Robbie Moss took the loss and made 25 saves before being replaced by Brandon Foote who made seven saves. The RiverHawks ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major.
Saturday, March 2 - Pensacola 2, Huntsville 6
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc's Anthony Battaglia had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 6-2 win over the Pensacola Ice Flyers. Battaglia got on the board by slotting home a goal 4:14 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Huntsville. Stuart Stefan provided the assist. Battaglia dished an assist on Kyle Laughlin's goal that made the score 3-1 Huntsville at 7:24 into the second period. He added another helper on Bryant Doerrsam's goal that made the score 5-1 Huntsville at 1:16 into the third period. Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 6:51 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Huntsville surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Havoc average 2.5 goals per game. By firing 31 shots on goal, Huntsville exceeded the 21.5 shots it averages per game this year. Huntsville additionally got points from Nick Lazorko, who also tallied two goals and one assist. Huntsville also got a goal from Mike Gurtler as well. In addition, Huntsville received assists from Paul DAgostino, who had two and Matt Smyth, Lee McClure, and Bill Baker, who each chipped in one. Pensacola stifled the Havoc's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Ice Flyers' offense was clicking better than usual and put 27 shots on goal during the game, better than the 20.0 shots per game they average. The defense for Pensacola played an important role offensively, racking up 12 shots on goal.
The Ice Flyers were led by Ryan Salvis, who grabbed two goals. Salvis scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 15:52 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Pensacola had gotten the advantage when Huntsville's Corey Fulton was sent off for too many men. Steve Bergin assisted on the tally. Salvis' next tally on the power play made the score 6-2 Huntsville with 6:58 left in the third period. Jordan Chong picked up the assist. More assists for Pensacola came via Joe Caveney, who had one.
Dan McWhinney rejected 25 shots on goal for the Havoc. Huntsville totaled 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors and went 0-for-3 on the power play. The Havoc ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Aaron McGill was ejected from the game. Gerry Festa took the loss and made 18 saves before being replaced by Peter Skoggard who made seven saves. The Ice Flyers totaled 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors and went 1-for-4 on the power play. For Pensacola, Tyler Soehner was ejected from the game.
Three Stars of the Week
#1 Stuart Stefan - C (2 goals, 2 assists)
#2 Anthony Battaglia - RW (1 goal, 3 assists)
#3 Nick Lazorko - LW (2 goals, 1 assist)
Monday, March 4th - VBC - 10:00
Wednesday, March 6th - VBC - 10:00
02/27/13 Ortiz, Ray (RW) placed on season ending IR
02/25/13 Liscomb, Brett (LW) traded to Fayetteville
02/25/13 Gurtler, Mike (LW) acquired in trade from Fayetteville
Tuesday, March 5th at Mississippi RiverKings - 7:05
Thursday, March 7th vs Columbus Cottonmouths - 7:30
Friday, March 8th at Augusta RiverHawks - 6:35
Saturday, March 9th vs Mississippi RiverKings - 7:30
Thursday, March 7th vs Columbus Cottonmouths, 7:30
Bill Penney Toyota presents 'Hockey Night in Huntsville.' Fans can enjoy $2.00 beers, hot dogs, sodas, and parking in City of Huntsville lots near Propst Arena.
Saturday, March 9th vs Mississippi RiverKings, 7:30
Intergraph presents 9th Annual Military Appreciation Night. Havoc players will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game, with proceeds benefitting Army Emergency Relief (AER)