HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Louisiana IceGators'Jeremey Boyerscored 2:30 into overtime to beat the Huntsville Havoc, 1-0 (OT).
Louisiana was boosted byRiley Gill, who turned in a shutout with 41 saves. Gill certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.31 entering the contest.
The IceGators forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up eight minors and two majors for 56 minutes in penalty time. Louisiana surpassed its season average of 20.0 penalty minutes per game. The IceGators' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Huntsville power plays. Louisiana could not produce up to it normal offensive output. The IceGators put an average of 3.3 pucks into the net per game. Louisiana's defensive effort looked to be improved. The IceGators allow 2.7 goals per game. The 27 shots that Louisiana put on net surpassed the IceGators' average of 20.7 shots per game this season.
In addition, Louisiana received assists from Kirk Byczynski, who had one.
Huntsville racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and two majors for 54 minutes in penalty time. The Havoc had been averaging 24.0 minutes in penalties per game. Huntsville excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Havoc's offense operated below they season average. Huntsville averages 2.3 goals per game. The Havoc's offense rang up 41 shots on Louisiana's net.
Huntsville was led by Ian Boots, who took seven shots.
Dan McWhinney recorded 26 saves for the Havoc.
Courtesy: Havoc Media Relations