It wasn't the outcome they wanted, but the Huntsville Havoc are still in the running for their second Southern Professional Hockey League title.
The Havoc lost to the Peoria Rivermen in a sold-out game in Huntsville Friday night. They trailed throughout the game with a final score of 2-3.
Postgame | @Peoria_Rivermen forces a game 3 in Peoria as @HuntsvilleHavoc falls to @Peoria_Rivermen 2-3 in game 2 of the @SPHL President's Cup Finals. Shots on Goal: HSV 34, PEO 20. Penalties: HSV 1 for 2m, PEO 2 for 4m. Attendance: 6,135.#HSVvsPEO | #Fight4theCup??— Huntsville Havoc (@HuntsvilleHavoc) April 28, 2018
However, the Havoc beat the Macon Mayhem in Georgia last week. This means they will play the Rivermen again in Illinois on Sunday for a best-of three game to determine the President's Cup champion.
If the Cardiac Pack wins Sunday, it will be their second championship since 2010.
It was a tight game, and the havoc kept their hopes up for a different outcome. The Rivermen maintained a single-point lead for most of the night, The first period ended 1-2. The Havoc tried to narrow that gap the the second period, but they ended up trading goals to maintain the single-point difference. And it stayed that way until the end.
?? Stefan (Nutkevitch, Piacentini) 1st, 3:11— Huntsville Havoc (@HuntsvilleHavoc) April 28, 2018
?? Nutkevitch (Calabrese) 2nd, 9:01
?? Asmundson - 17 saves pic.twitter.com/ZacCsb8sFU
?? Sy Nutkevitch— Huntsville Havoc (@HuntsvilleHavoc) April 28, 2018
?? Anthony Calabrese
? 2nd, 9:01 pic.twitter.com/4kUoYUb65l
?? Stuart Stefan— Huntsville Havoc (@HuntsvilleHavoc) April 28, 2018
?? Peter Sikalis, Sy Nutkevitch
? 1st, 3:11 pic.twitter.com/Rp0Icde1oD
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