Huntsville, Ala. - The Huntsville Havoc tried their best to erase a two-goal deficit, but Mississippi RiverKings would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-3.
Mississippi RiverKings made the score 4-2 on a goal by Darrell Stoddard at 11:55 in the second period, and Huntsville got as close as 4-3 when Kyle Laughlin scored 8:03 into the third period.
Mississippi RiverKings was led by Stoddard, who tallied one goal.
Mississippi RiverKings put 36 shots on net during the contest, more than the 29.5 it averages per game.
Mississippi RiverKings additionally got points from Jeremy Dawes, who also registered one goal and one assist and Matt Whitehead, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Paul Kurceba also scored for Mississippi RiverKings. In addition, Mississippi RiverKings received assists from Andrew Randazzo, who had two and Steven Kaunisto, Kevin Willer, Todd Hosmer, and Patrick Gaul, who each chipped in one.
The Havoc forced Mississippi RiverKings goalie Matthew Krahn to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.
Huntsville was led by Justin Fox, who had one goal and one assist. Fox scored 5:36 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Bryant Doerrsam assisted on the tally. Huntsville also got a goal from Stuart Stefan as well. Other players who recorded assists for Huntsville were Ian Boots, Colin Reddin, and Kevin Brojek, who contributed one a piece.
Krahn recorded 33 saves for Mississippi RiverKings. Mississippi RiverKings totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 1-for-4 on the power play. Dan McWhinney made 32 saves for the Havoc on 36 shots. Huntsville totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play.
Courtesy Huntsville Havoc Media Relations