HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc's Anthony Battaglia had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team's 6-2 win over the Pensacola Ice Flyers.
Battaglia got on the board by slotting home a goal 4:14 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Huntsville.Stuart Stefanprovided the assist. Battaglia dished an assist on Kyle Laughlin's goal that made the score 3-1 Huntsville at 7:24 into the second period. He added another helper onBryant Doerrsam's goal that made the score 5-1 Huntsville at 1:16 into the third period.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 6:51 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Huntsville surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Havoc average 2.5 goals per game. By firing 31 shots on goal, Huntsville exceeded the 21.5 shots it averages per game this year.
Huntsville additionally got points from Nick Lazorko, who also tallied two goals and one assist. Huntsville also got a goal from Mike Gurtler as well. In addition, Huntsville received assists from Paul DAgostino, who had two and Matt Smyth, Lee McClure, and Bill Baker, who each chipped in one.
Pensacola stifled the Havoc's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Ice Flyers' offense was clicking better than usual and put 27 shots on goal during the game, better than the 20.0 shots per game they average. The defense for Pensacola played an important role offensively, racking up 12 shots on goal.
The Ice Flyers were led by Ryan Salvis, who grabbed two goals. Salvis scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 15:52 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Pensacola had gotten the advantage when Huntsville's Corey Fulton was sent off for too many men. Steve Bergin assisted on the tally. Salvis' next tally on the power play made the score 6-2 Huntsville with 6:58 left in the third period. Jordan Chong picked up the assist. More assists for Pensacola came via Joe Caveney, who had one.
Dan McWhinney rejected 25 shots on goal for the Havoc. Huntsville totaled 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors and went 0-for-3 on the power play. The Havoc ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Aaron McGill was ejected from the game. Gerry Festa took the loss and made 18 saves before being replaced by Peter Skoggard who made seven saves. The Ice Flyers totaled 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors and went 1-for-4 on the power play. For Pensacola, Tyler Soehner was ejected from the game.
Courtesy: Havoc Media Relations