PENSACOLA, Fla. – Stephen Klein made 46 saves, Brant Sherwood had a goal and an assist and Brad Riccardi scored his first professional goal but the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs fell to the Pensacola Ice Flyers in overtime, 3-2, Friday night at the Pensacola Bay Center.
With the Dawgs trailing, 2-1, late in the third period, Klein was pulled in favor of an extra attacker. Off a won faceoff, Sherwood controlled the puck in the left wing corner and fed a pass toward the back door. It caromed off an Ice Flyer and skittered to Riccardi in the slot. He ripped a shot past Pensacola goaltender Chase Perry to tie the game at two and force overtime.
In the opening minute of OT, the Ice Flyers gained the zone with Garrett Milan, who squeaked by the Roanoke defense and carried the puck to the net. He put a move on and slid the puck toward the net. Klein got a piece of the puck but left a rebound in the crease and Eddie Matsushima was first to it and hammered home the rebound for the game-winning goal. The Dawgs were forced to settle for one point as they fell in OT, 3-2.
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