SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

Snakes sweep weekend series with 5-3 win over FireAntz

on Dec 10, 2012
Snakes sweep weekend series with 5-3 win over FireAntz

By Kathy Gierer, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Columbus Cottonmouths win hockey games when they hit and enjoy balanced scoring.

Against the first-place Fayetteville FireAntz, the Snakes did both in securing a 5-3 victory and a sweep of their weekend series.

The Snakes scored a season-high five goals against goalie Marco Emond, who entered the evening tops among SPHL goalies. An offense that has struggled to find its form was humming from the drop of the first puck. A total of eight snakes had points, led by two-goal efforts from John Sullivan and Levi Lind.

Sullivan scored three goals against the Antz after scoring only three in the previous 11 games.

"We're a team that wants balanced scoring," Sullivan said. "When everybody's going, we're at our best. We're starting to get the feeling back. It took a while."

The Snakes have scored 13 goals in the last four games, after putting up only 15 in the previous nine.

Center Levi Lind was slow out of the gate, scoring only one goal and two assists before Saturday's two-goal contribution.

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