HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc almost clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit, but Mississippi Surge managed to pull out a 4-2 win in the end.
Mississippi Surge led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Mississippi Surge's Payden Benning's scored at 8:58 in the second period to put Mississippi Surge up 4-1.
Jeff Grant was all over the ice for Mississippi Surge, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Grant scored on the power play 9:48 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Mississippi Surge. A charging penalty on Aaron McGill had put Mississippi Surge on the power play. James Isaacs assisted on the tally.
Mississippi Surge's offense was clicking better than usual and put 33 shots on goal during the game, better than the 24.8 shots per game it averages.
Richard VanderHoek also scored for Mississippi Surge. More assists for Mississippi Surge came via Kyle VanderMale, Corey Tamblyn, and Derek Graham, who each chipped in one.
Huntsville kept Mississippi Surge's goalie busy throughout the game, and Dan Clark made 31 saves on 33 shots.
The Havoc were helped by Bill Baker, who finished with one goal. Baker scored 13:38 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Mississippi Surge. Stuart Stefan picked up the assist. Huntsville also got points from Colin Reddin, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Huntsville received assists from Mike MacDonald and Chapen LeBlond, who contributed one a piece.
Mississippi Surge totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Dan McWhinney rejected 29 shots on goal for Huntsville. The Havoc totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-4 on the power play.
Courtesy: Havoc Media Relations