PENSACOLA, Fla. (November 24, 2017) – Following game one of the two-game series against the Huntsville Havoc, the Ice Flyers heavily outshot the Havoc 38 to 19, but unfortunately came up short. Goaltender Greg Dodds was back in the net for the start, but was replaced by Kent Patterson in the second period after giving up three goals. Huntsville managed to score three goals through the first two periods, while the Ice Flyers got on the board with a shorthanded goal in the second by Garrett Milan.
Right off the puck drop, the Ice Flyers took advantage getting the first few shots of the game against the Havoc. It was a back-and-forth first period until Jessyko Bernard and Nolan Kaiser met on the ice with some fists following a boarding call on Bernard. The Ice Flyers continued to lead with shots on goal putting up 11 shots in the first compared to Havoc’s five. However, with three minutes remaining in the first, Greg Dodds gave up his first goal of the evening to Nolan Kaiser. The period was temporarily called following the goal to allow for the Teddy Bear Toss clean up. The remaining three minutes of the period would be played prior to the start of the second.
Coming off the first intermission, the Ice Flyers and Havoc finished out the 3:15 remaining in the first period. Dodds gave up his second goal during that time to Scott Trask with an assist from Derek Perl. Moving on to the second period, the Havoc netted another goal within two minutes bringing the lead to 3-0 with a goal by Alex Botten and assist by Shayne Morrissey. Ice Flyers goalie Greg Dodds was replaced by Kent Patterson following the goal. With under ten minutes to go in the second, the Ice Flyers had multiple power play opportunities, but were unable to convert during the player advantage until the Havoc went on a power play of their own with two minutes to go. The Ice Flyers scored a goal shorthanded to end the second period bringing the score to 1-3 going into the third.
Heading into the third period, the Ice Flyers were moving fast across the ice as they went to work on their comeback. They continued to outshoot the Havoc, but DeLaVergne would not let anything past him following Milan’s breakaway goal. Kent Patterson headed to the bench with two minutes remaining so the Ice Flyers could get an extra attacker, but they were unable to come up with a goal, giving up the 4th goal to the Havoc with an empty net. The Havoc held onto their two goal advantage throughout the period giving the Ice Flyers their fourth loss of the season.
Ice Flyers outshoot the Havoc 38 to 19, but fall short of a victory.
Garrett Milan gets his fourth goal of the season, bringing his total points to 12.
Pensacola returns to the Bay Center to play the Havoc on Hero and Princess Night, Saturday, November 25th. Puck drops at 7:05. Great seats are still available.
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