Ian Vigier made 25 saves as the Columbus Cottonmouths beat the Huntsville Havoc 5-0 in game one of their best-of-three semi-finals series.
Sam Bowles scored the only goal of the first period with 6:01 remaining.
Mitch Wall made it 2-0 with 14:55 left in the second and Greg Beller added a short-handed goal with 3:43 left to extend the lead to 3-0.
Bowles added his second of the game with 12:52 left in the third and Derek Pallardy finished the scoring with 6:09 left.
Mark Sibbald made 26 saves in the loss.
Courtesy Huntsville Havoc Media Relations