The Pensacola Ice Flyers (18-15-6) won their sixth straight game by downing the Huntsville Havoc (26-10-3) by a score of 4-1 on Sunday evening inside Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center.
The Havoc struck first when Lou Educate cashed in on a power play with 8:29 remaining in the first period. The Ice Flyers tied the game at one when Sean Gammage ripped a long shot that was deflected into the air before Josh Cousineau fired the puck past Havoc goalie Adam Courchaine who had clearly lost sight of the puck. Andrew Schmit had the other helper on the goal scored with 5:49 remaining in the opening frame.
The Ice Flyers took the 2-1 lead when Josh Harris stationed himself in front of the crease and one-timed a feed from the right wing faceoff circle that came off the stick of Riley Spraggs. Ice Flyers captain Corey Banfield had the secondary assist on the goal scored with 9:35 left in the second period.
Aaron Clarke made it 3-1 after he poke checked the puck away from Huntsville’s Rob Simpson and then collected it before he ripped a quick shot from the slot just 3:15 into the third. Right after Courchaine headed to the bench for the extra attacker, Evan Moore launched the puck down the ice and into the open net to make it 4-1 Ice Flyers with 1:43 remaining. Gammage had the lone assist on the goal.
Matt Zenzola made 38 saves on Huntsville’s 39 shots on goal to improve to 13-7-5 on the season.
The Ice Flyers will be back on the road next weekend when they head to Macon, Ga. to face the Macon Mayhem inside the Macon Coliseum at 6:35 p.m. Central on Friday, Feb. 24. Then on Saturday, Feb. 25, the Ice Flyers will return to Huntsville to take on the Havoc at 7:00 p.m. Central.
Photo courtesy of the Huntsville Havoc