SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

Augusta RiverHawks come up short, remain winless

on Nov 16, 2012
Augusta RiverHawks come up short, remain winless

By Chris Gay, Augusta Chronicle (Photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan)

Struggling to find offense this season, the Augusta RiverHawks were still searching for answers after Thursday night’s game.

Pensacola scored a pair of late goals for a 3-1 win that extended the RiverHawks’ winless streak to six. The teams turn around and play again at 7:35 tonight in James Brown Arena.

“The players we have are good players,” RiverHawks coach Rob Miller said. “Finding a way to win is what we need to do. That’s partly my job, obviously, and it’s partly the players’ jobs. They get paid to do a service and they have to do that.

“We’ve got to get over that hump. I have no idea when it’s going to happen. But I’m sure it better happen (tonight).”

Augusta came out more aggressive than in previous games and out-shot Pensacola, 32-29. But Miller said his team didn’t force the issue enough with Ice Flyers goalie Steve Christie (31 saves).

“We were better tonight than we have been in the past, but I don’t think we pressured their goaltender enough,” Miller said. “Some saves he had to make were easy saves. We need to get to the net more. I sound like a broken record.”

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