HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc survived a determined comeback attempt by the Knoxville Ice Bears on the way to a 3-1 win.
The Ice Bears were stymied by the Havoc netminder Dan McWhinney, who stopped 32 shots during the victory. McWhinney managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.7 prior to the game.
Huntsville's offense was clicking better than usual and put 28 shots on goal during the game, better than the 17.7 shots per game it averages.
The Havoc were helped by Chapen LeBlond, who racked up one goal. LeBlond scored 8:52 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Huntsville. Huntsville additionally got points from Brent Tamane, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Huntsville were Aaron McGill, who had one and Justin Fox, who had two.
Knoxville's offense operated below it season average. The Ice Bears average 3.1 goals per game. Huntsville was unable to stop Knoxville from sending pucks towards the net, and the Ice Bears eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
The Havoc incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Peter Skoggard recorded 25 saves for Knoxville. The Ice Bears incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.
Courtesy: Havoc Media Relations