Huntsville, Ala. - Dan McWhinney made 30 saves to complete the shutout and led the Huntsville Havoc to a 7-3 win against Mississippi RiverKings.
Huntsville was sparked by Corey Fulton, who tallied one goal. Fulton scored 39 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Huntsville. Aaron McGill assisted on the tally.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 11:38 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Both goalies were tossed from the game during the major incident in the third period.
The Havoc were often in penalty trouble, totaling five minors and four majors for 60 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 25.0 minutes per game Huntsville had been spending in the box. The Havoc found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Huntsville has scored at the pace of 2.4 goals per game during the current campaign. The Havoc got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game. By firing 39 shots on goal, Huntsville exceeded the 19.0 shots it averages per game this year.
Huntsville additionally got points from Brett Liscomb, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, McGill, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, and Nick Lazorko, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Bryant Doerrsam also scored for Huntsville. In addition, Huntsville received assists from Matt Smyth, Leland Fidler, Sam Cannata and Chapen LeBlond, who contributed one a piece and Stuart Stefan, Justin Fox and Brent Tamane, who each chipped in two.
The Mississippi RiverKings penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled three minors and four majors for 66 minutes in penalty time. Mississippi RiverKings had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Havoc were unable to stop Mississippi RiverKings from sending pucks towards the net, and Mississippi RiverKings eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.
Mississippi RiverKings was led by Darrell Stoddard, who took three shots.
Huntsville registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. For the Havoc, McGill and McWhinney were ejected from the contest. David Wilson recorded 26 saves for Mississippi RiverKings. Mississippi RiverKings registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Team's Tyler Sheldrake and Wilson were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.
Courtesy Havoc Media Relations