HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Louisiana IceGators used a sparkling performance byDustin Carlson to take down the Huntsville Havoc, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Louisiana's 3-0 shutout victory.
The IceGators were led by Kevin Brojek, who grabbed one goal. Brojek scored on the power play 7:42 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Louisiana. Louisiana earned a power play opportunity whenBrett Liscomb was put in the box for interference.Jeremey Boyer assisted on the tally.
The IceGators racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and one major for 33 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's defensive play was more effective than usual against Huntsville. The IceGators average 2.6 goals allowed per game. Louisiana put 25 shots on net during the contest, more than the 19.9 it averages per game.
The Havoc were often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and two majors for 48 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 27.0 minutes per game Huntsville had been spending in the box. The Havoc did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Huntsville averages 2.4 goals per game. The Havoc relied on a core group of players for most of their offense, as Kyle Laughlin, Nick Lazorko and Stuart Stefan took 18 of the team's 35 shots.
Carlson rejected 35 shots on goal for the IceGators. Louisiana registered two goals on six power play opportunities. Dan McWhinney made 22 saves for Huntsville on 25 shots. For the Havoc, Aaron McGill was ejected from the game.
Courtesy: Havoc Media Relations