Havoc turn back Surge
HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc scored early and often on their way to an impressive 5-2 win over the Mississippi Surge on Friday night in front of 5,140 fans.
Brett Liscomb scored his third goal in five games for the Havoc with 9:48 left in the first period to put Huntsville up 1-0.
Justin Fox made it 2-0 with 11:16 left in the second period before Jarkko Leppanen cut it to 2-1 whith 2:22 remaining. Chapen LeBlond quickly gave the Havoc back a two-goal lead with 1:59 to go in the second.
Jeff Grant cut the lead to 3-2 with 14:23 left in the third period. The game turned ugly from there as Corey Fulton was pulled into the Surge bench through an open door that led to a bench clearing brawl in the Mississippi bench.
Aaron McGill, Sam Cannata, Bill Baker and LeBlond were all given five minutes for fighting and a 10 minute misconduct for continuing the altercation. Fulton received a ten minute misconduct for leaving the bench. For the Surge, Reid Edmondson and Branden Kosolofsky both received five minutes for fighting and ten minute misconducts.
The biggest blow for the Surge game when Kosolofsky also received a four minute double minor for spearing Havoc forward Colin Reddin from the bench and a seperate ten minute penalty for throwing several sticks at Havoc players from the bench.
The Havoc took advantage of the four minute powerplay by scoring twice and sealing the win. Stuart Stefan scored with 4:20 left and Bryant Doerrsam scored with 2:50 remaining.
Dan McWhinney made 29 saves in the win while Keifer Smiley made 22 in the loss. The Havoc have won four of their last five games and will hit the road tomorrow to take on the Columbus Cottonmouths.