PENSACOLA, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – The Ice Flyers defeated the Knoxville Ice Bears on First Responders and Military Night. The Ice Flyers had multiple players with multiple points in the win. Austin Hervey, Anthony Flaherty and Tommy Kelley scored for the Ice Bears. The win marked the third consecutive win in as many days. Gordon Defiel had another strong game stopping 27 of 30 shots.
Josh Cousineau, Jessyko Bernard, Trever Hertz and Matt Johnson each had multiple point nights for Pensacola. Josh Cousineau started the scoring at 9:54 of the first period with a breakaway goal off of a cross-ice pass from Anthony Calabrese. The goal was Cousineau’s second of the year. Brian Morgan scored a shorthanded goal at 16:24 of the first period, assisted by Josh Cousineau and Trever Hertz. The goal was Morgan’s sixth of the year.
Eli Lichtenwald scored his second goal of the year 4:08 into the second period. Jessyko Bernard assisted on the goal. Robert Lepine scored his fifth goal of the year on a power play goal at 10:57 of the second period, with assists from Hertz and Matt Johnson.
Jessyko Bernard, assisted by Matt Johnson, scored his team-leading eighth goal of the year at 18:33 of the third period. Mark Bennett added an empty net goal with 38 second left in the game. Matt Johnson assisted on the goal. The goalie for the Ice Bears, Zoltan Hetenyi stopped 37 of 42 shots. Gordon Defiel won his fourth game of the year for the Ice Flyers. The Ice Flyers won their twelfth game of the year.
Matt Johnson had three assists in the win.
Josh Cousineau tallied a goal and an assist.
The Ice Flyers play this Friday, December 15, at 7:05 PM against the Evansville Thunderbolts. The game is Nashville Predators Night in the Hangar. Gnash, the Predators’ mascot, will be in attendance. Everyone wear yellow for special contests and prizes!
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