SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League


Ice Flyers right on target against RiverKings

on Dec 19, 2012

By Bill Vilona, Pensacola News Journal

The team’s pregame practice Tuesday morning ended with a focus on shot placement at the net.

Hours later, the extra work turned the Pensacola Ice Flyers into marksmen.

Busting out of their home-ice barrier in the biggest way, the Ice Flyers jumped on the Mississippi RiverKings from the opening faceoff and never relented in a 7-2 victory at the Pensacola Bay Center.

In their only home game for the next 10 days, the Ice Flyers left the ice Tuesday night embracing their fans with handshakes and smiles.

“We finally had a breakout game and gave our fans something to cheer for,” said defenseman Tyler Soehner, the Ice Flyers’ assistant captain who scored a pair of second-period goals to help break open the game. “We’re happy with the outcome and effort for sure.

“We’ve had a couple home games where we came out strong and didn’t get rewarded, and (last night) we just clicked. The effort was there, and the pucks went in.”

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