SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

Surge face Havoc for first time since brawl

on Jan 18, 2013
Surge face Havoc for first time since brawl

By Gene Coleman, Biloxi Sun Herald

The Mississippi Surge will play two road games this weekend before returning home to host the Huntsville Havoc, the first meeting between the two teams since a bench-clearing brawl that led to seven suspensions between the teams.

The Surge will visit the Mississippi RiverKings tonight and Pensacola Ice Flyers on Saturday, both games at 7:05 p.m. Sunday's game against Huntsville starts at 3:05 p.m. and will be the team's Pink in the Rink breast cancer fund-raiser.

Surge coach Jeff Bes said the brawl is not a lingering issue and doesn't expect it to be revisited during Sunday's game.

"I don't think anything's going to happen," Bes said. "I think both teams are looking to win a hockey game.''

The end of the NHL lockout had some new faces on the Surge lineup after six players were called up to other leagues. The players lost include leading scorer Tommy Lange and, most recently, goalie Dan Clarke and Nicholas Kuqali.

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