Huntsville, Ala. - Ian Botts netted the deciding goal for the Huntsville Havoc in the shootout as Havoc prevailed over Mississippi Surge, 3-2 (2-1 SO).
The shootout lasted for 10 attempts between the teams. Mississippi Surge's shootout goal was scored by Mark Versteeg-Lytwyn. Huntsville also got a shootout goal from Kyle Laughlin.
The Havoc came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Huntsville was down 2-0 after a goal by Mississippi Surge's Jeff Grant at 11:41 in the first period. The Havoc knotted things up at 2-2 on a power play goal by Anthony Battaglia at 11:16 in the third period.
Huntsville stifled Mississippi Surge's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The 33 shots that the Havoc put on net surpassed Huntsville's average of 19.9 shots per game this season.
Laughlin also scored for Huntsville. More assists for Huntsville came via Matt Smyth, Stuart Stefan and Brett Liscomb, who contributed one a piece.
Mississippi Surge put 25 shots on net during the contest, more than the 18.8 it averages per game.
Mississippi Surge also got a goal from Kyle Kudroch as well. Other players who recorded assists for Mississippi Surge were Anthony Collins, Kyle VanderMale and Trent Bonnett, who each chipped in one.
Dan McWhinney recorded 23 saves for the Havoc. Huntsville incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Kiefer Smiley made 30 saves for Mississippi Surge on 32 shots. Mississippi Surge totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 0-for-4 on the power play. For Mississippi Surge, Andrew Harrison was ejected from the game.
Courtesy Huntsville Havoc Media Relations