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Ice Flyers Fall 3-1 to the Bulls in Birmingham

PENSACOLA, Fla. (December 2, 2018) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers lost to the Birmingham Bulls 3-1 in an early Sunday afternoon matchup in Pelham, Alabama. Craig Simchuk scored two of the goals for the Bulls and Shane Topf scored the third. Brian Morgan scored Pensacola’s lone goal.

At the 5:58 mark of the first period, Craig Simchuk scored the first goal of the game for Birmingham assisted by Nick Owen and Garrett Schmitz. The Ice Flyers outshot the Bulls 12 to 11.

The second period saw Brian Morgan’s score his first goal in his first game back with the Ice Flyers since his callup to the ECHL last season to tie the game. Morgan’s goal came with assists from Tanner Froese and Matt Johnson at 1:48. The Bulls took the lead at 6:15 with a goal from Shane Topf assisted by Caleb Apperson and Garrett Johnston. Craig Simchuk scored his second of the game to make it 3-1 at 16:08. He was assisted by Taylor Dickin and Caleb Apperson.

The Ice Flyers pulled Brian Billett from the net with 2:53 left in an attempt to cut the Bulls’ 3-1 lead down but were unable to come up with a goal. The Ice Flyers outshot the Bulls 13-11 in the third.

 

NOTES:

Get those bears ready Flyers fans! Friday, December 7 is Teddy Bear Toss Night! Puck drops at 7:35 p.m.! Fans are encouraged to bring new bears to the game to be thrown on the ice after the first Ice Flyers goal of the game. All bears will be collected and donated to the victims of Hurricane Michael.

December 8 is Christmas Celebration Night here at The Hangar! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to the game! The players will be wearing specialty elf jerseys that will be auctioned off in section 103 after the game! You don’t want to miss this! Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.