SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League


Augusta RiverHawks come up short, remain winless

on Nov 16, 2012

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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