(RICHMOND, Va.) - Emery Olauson helped put an end to one streak, while starting another for the Huntsville Havoc last night in Richmond.
Olauson scored two goals and assisted on another as the Huntsville Havoc won their 3rd straight game by beating the Renegades, 4-2, fresh off the end of the Renegades' 12-game win streak.
The Renegades (21-15-2) have lost back-to-back home games in regulation for the first time since November, after losing to Fayetteville, Wednesday.
The Havoc, which had trouble scoring on the power play during their 8-game losing streak, scored three times in six chances, Friday night. They have gone 9-for-26 on the power play during their 3-game win streak. Huntsville has the most power-play goals (53) in the SPHL.
After an early power-play goal by Olauson at 6:30, Huntsville went up 2-0 when Kyle Sheen took away the puck from defenseman Bret Norris and walked in alone to beat Ryan Senft at 17:40. The Havoc outshot the Renegades, 22-5, in the period.
The Renegades tried to turn it around in the 2nd, allowing Huntsville just one shot-on-goal, but Travis Kauffeldt made it count on the power play at 13:56, to put the Havoc in front, 3-0.
Meanwhile, Matt Carmichael stopped 14 shots in the period and 27 of 29 in the contest.
The Renegades tried to dig themselves out of the hole and came within a goal of tying the game in the 3rd period. Dan Hickman knocked in a rebound off a shot by Dennis Sicard at :27. Then, Andre Gill banked a shot off Carmichael's skates less than a minute later during a power play to make it 3-2. Before Richmond could get the equalizer, however, Olauson scored his 2nd power play goal on a deflection at 3:01 to regain control.
Were it not for some superb goaltending by Ryan Senft, who stopped at least a half dozen quality chances, the Havoc could have won in a walk.
The Havoc (16-20), now three points behind 6th place Twin City, have one more game on this four-game road swing. They play at Fayetteville, tonight, before returning home next Saturday.