PENSACOLA, Fla. (December 7, 2018) —
The Pensacola Ice Flyers defeated the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-1. Newly named captain Josh Cousineau scored a natural hat trick and Robert Lepine scored a goal in his first game back with the Ice Flyers.
The first period began with a goal for Knoxville from Charlie Granath assisted by Danny Cesarz and Stefan Brucato at 4:27. At 8:15, Josh Cousineau scored his first goal of the season to send the teddy bears flying onto the ice. He was assisted by Andrew Schmit and Tim Moore.
Cousineau scored the lone goal of the second period at 3:09. He was once again assisted by Tim Moore and Andrew Schmit. The Ice Flyers outshot the Ice Bears 11 to 9.
At 9:11 in the third period, Cousineau scored his third goal for a natural hat trick. His goal was unassisted and short handed, bringing the Ice Flyers to a 3-1 lead. The Ice Flyers went up 4-1 late in the third period with a goal from Robert Lepine. The powerplay goal was scored at 17:47 with assists from Ryan Marcuz and Brantley Sherwood.
Josh Cousineau scored his first goal of the season to send the teddy bears flying tonight! All teddy bears collected will be donated to children affected by Hurricane Michael.
Josh Cousineau also scored his three goals back to back to back, giving him a natural hat trick.
Robert Lepine scored a goal in his first game back with the Ice Flyers.
Robert Lepine’s goal came in the last three minutes of the third period, activating Three Minute Moe’s! Bring your ticket to one of these participating locations tomorrow to receive a free medium queso and bag of chips! Moe’s Cordova Mall, Moe’s University Town Plaza on North Davis, Moe’s Pace on Highway 90 and Moe’s Ft Walton Beach on Mary Esther.
Tomorrow night is Christmas Celebration Night! The players will be wearing Elf specialty jerseys during the game, which will be auctioned off after in Section 103. Replicas will also be available for purchase at the merchandise stands. There will be a $1 Hot Chocolate special running from puck drop to the end of the first period.