HAVOC FALL IN STANDINGS
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc dropped from third to fifth in the SPHL standings after dropping three games, one in overtime, during the past week.
Tuesday, February 11 - Huntsville 3, Mississippi RiverKings 4, SO
SOUTHAVEN, MS - Daniel Sobotka scored the clinching goal in a shootout, and Mississippi RiverKings picked up the extra point in a 4-3 (2-1 SO) win over the Huntsville Havoc.
The shootout featured 12 attempts between both teams. Huntsville's shootout goal was scored by Nick Lazorko. In addition to the clincher, Mississippi RiverKings got a shootout goal from Devin Mantha.
Mississippi RiverKings overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Mississippi RiverKings was down 3-1 after a goal by the Havoc's Josh Harris at 11:22 in the second period. Mississippi RiverKings tied things up at 3-3 on a goal by Patrick Schafer at 5:46 in the third period.
In a losing effort, Huntsville was sparked by Harris, who grabbed two goals. Harris scored the first of his two goals at 5:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Huntsville. Ray Ortiz picked up the assist. Harris' next tally made the score Huntsville with 8:38 left in the second period.
Mississippi RiverKings put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Havoc to score on any of their four power plays. Mississippi RiverKings' defensemen also contributed in the offensive zone and ended up with 18 shots between them. By firing 36 shots on goal, Mississippi RiverKings exceeded the 26.5 shots it averages per game this year.
Mississippi RiverKings was helped by Sean Jones, who tallied one goal. Jones scored on the power play 19:53 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Huntsville. A hooking penalty on Harris had put Mississippi RiverKings on the power play. Mantha assisted on the tally. Mississippi RiverKings also got a goal from Matt Whitehead as well. More assists for Mississippi RiverKings came via Brett Valliquette, Phil Bronner, Paul Clancy, Matt Harrington, and Andrew Randazzo, who contributed one a piece.
Huntsville forced Mississippi RiverKings goalie Matthew Krahn to work between the pipes, taking 47 shots.
Huntsville additionally got points from Lazorko, who also finished with one goal and one assist. In addition, Huntsville received assists from Eric Alexander, who had one.
Krahn recorded 44 saves for Mississippi RiverKings. Mississippi RiverKings incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. The Havoc's Jesse Kallechy stopped 32 shots out of the 35 that he faced. Huntsville incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.
Saturday, February 15 - Huntsville 1, Pensacola 7
PENSACOLA, FL - The Pensacola Ice Flyers had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-1 win over the Huntsville Havoc.
Huntsville was stymied by Pensacola netminder Ross MacKinnon, who stopped 31 shots during the victory. MacKinnon certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.13 entering the contest.
The Ice Flyers racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. Pensacola surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game. The Ice Flyers bested their season scoring average. Pensacola has scored at the pace of 3.6 goals per game during the current campaign. The 41 shots that the Ice Flyers put on net surpassed Pensacola's average of 28.1 shots per game this season.
The Ice Flyers were led by Joe Caveney, who had two goals and one assist. Caveney scored the first of his two goals at 17:22 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Pensacola. Joshua Turnbull picked up the assist. Caveney's next tally made the score 7-1 Pensacola with 1:39 left in the third period. Ryan Salvis assisted on the tally. Pensacola additionally got points from Salvis, who also finished with two goals and one assist to lead the team in points and Corey Banfield, who also registered one goal and one assist. Pensacola also got a goal from Adam Pawlick as well. Other players who recorded assists for Pensacola were Steve Bergin, who had two and Keegan Flaherty, Justin Alonzo, Brett Lutes, and John Dunbar, who contributed one a piece.
The Havoc did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Huntsville averages 3.5 goals per game. The Havoc's offense rang up 32 shots on Pensacola's net.
Huntsville was led by Eric Alexander, who dished out one assist.
The Ice Flyers registered one goal on four power play opportunities. Jesse Kallechy rejected 34 shots on goal for the Havoc. Huntsville totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play.
Sunday, February 16 - Knoxville 3, Huntsville 2
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Knoxville Ice Bears gutted out a close 3-2 win against the Huntsville Havoc.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and David Segal secured the win for Knoxville with a goal in the third period.
The Ice Bears were sparked by Segal, who finished with one goal. Segal scored 4:42 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Knoxville. Brady Vandenberk picked up the assist.
Knoxville's offense was clicking better than usual and put 32 shots on goal during the game, better than the 23.1 shots per game it averages.
Others who scored for Knoxville included Andrew Dovey and Eric Satim, who scored one goal each. In addition, Knoxville received assists from Jason Price, Peter Neal, and Ben Souders, who contributed one a piece.
Huntsville put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Ice Bears to score on any of their four power plays.
The Havoc were helped by Justin Cseter, who had one goal. Cseter scored on the power play 19:52 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Huntsville had gained a power play chance when Jeremy Klaver was whistled for cross checking. Stuart Stefan provided the assist. Leland Fidler also scored for Huntsville. More assists for Huntsville came via Kyle Frieday and Nick Lazorko, who each chipped in one.
Knoxville's Cody Rosen stopped 23 shots out of the 25 that he faced. The Ice Bears ended with 19 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major. Kevin Genoe recorded 29 saves for the Havoc. Huntsville totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play.
Three Stars of the Week
#1 Nick Lazorko - LW (1 goal, 2 assists)
#2 Stuart Stefan - D (2 assists)
#3 Eric Alexander - RW (2 assists)
Monday, February 17th - VBC - 10:00
Tuesday, February 18th - VBC - 10:00
Wednesday, February 19th - VBC - 10:00
Thursday, February 20th vs Fayetteville FireAntz - 7:30
Friday, February 21st at Mississippi RiverKings - 7:05
Saturday, February 22nd vs Mississippi RiverKings - 2:00
Thursday, February 20th 7:30 vs Fayetteville FireAntz
Landers McLarty Nissan presents 'Hockey Night in Huntsville!' Fans can enjoy $2.00 beers, hot dogs and sodas.
Saturday, February 22nd 2:00pm vs Mississippi RiverKings
Kemp's Flooring & FOX54 present 4th Annual Wiener Dog Races. Havoc players will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off right after the game. Landers McLarty Nissan presents 'Hockey Afternoon in Huntsville.' Fans can enjoy $2.00 beers, hot dogs & sodas all game long.
Updated Player Stats
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