Huntsville, Ala. - (WHNT) In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Huntsville Havoc escaped with a 4-2 victory over Mississippi RiverKings. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, andStuart Stefan's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Huntsville evened the best of three series at 1-1 and forced a deciding game three that will be held Sunday at 5:00 on Breland Homes Ice at Propst Arena. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 Sunday afternoon at the VBC Box Office.
The Havoc were sparked by Stefan, who finished with one goal. Stefan scored 13:45 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Huntsville. Josh Harris picked up the assist. Huntsville's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Mississippi RiverKings power plays. Mississippi RiverKings was unable to stop the Havoc from sending pucks towards the net, and Huntsville eventually piled up 39 shots on goal.
Mississippi RiverKings forced the Havoc goalie Jesse Kallechy to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.
Mississippi RiverKings was helped by Matt Whitehead, who registered one goal. Whitehead scored 7:20 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Leo Thomas provided the assist. Mississippi RiverKings additionally got points from Todd Hosmer, who also had one goal and one assist.
Huntsville's Kallechy stopped 29 shots out of the 31 that he faced. The Havoc totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. Dan McWhinney made 35 saves for Mississippi RiverKings on 39 shots. Mississippi RiverKings ended with 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major.
Courtesy: Havoc Media