SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

FireAntz win eighth straight game

on Dec 02, 2012
FireAntz win eighth straight game

By Al Myatt, Fayetteville Observer

Josh McQuade helped the Fayetteville FireAntz make a quick getaway in another win at Crown Coliseum on Saturday night.

McQuade scored twice in the first period as the Antz took a 6-2 Southern Professional Hockey League win over the Hunstville Havoc.

"We needed a jump," said McQuade, whose initial tally came at 2:30 of the opening period and put Fayetteville ahead to stay. "The other team usually gets a goal against us and our goal tonight was to get the first goal.

"(Derek) Elliott made a great pass across the ice and I was going hard. I just put my stick on the ice."

McQuade scored on a designed ricochet off the goalie's pads.

The first of two goals by Mike Gurtler gave the Antz a 2-0 lead at 7:09 of the first.

McQuade added his 12th goal of the season at 13:12 of the first on assists by Brian Eiser and Kyle Frieday.

Despite the 3-0 lead after 20 minutes, Fayetteville coach Mark DeSantis was not happy about Huntsville holding an 18-10 lead in shots.

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