EVANSVILLE, INDIANA – The Havoc came from behind twice to tie the Evansville Thunderbolts and forced overtime in Friday night’s road tilt in Indiana.
Havoc forward Ryan Salkeld scored the final two goals of the night – one to tie the game, the second at the last moment in overtime – officially 4:59 – to give Huntsville the 4-3 win.
The boys from the Rocket City had multiple opportunities to put the game away in regulation on nine separate powerplays, but Evansville’s stout defense only allowed them to capitalize on one.
“Give credit where it is due – Evansville played a great game, killing penalties and blocking shots,” said Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulleo. “This team definitely got our attention and we need to be ready to play them again tomorrow.”
The win gives Huntsville (23-11-1) nine in their last ten games – two of them in overtime – and moves them just three points behind the Birmingham Bulls in second place on the SPHL table.
Havoc defenseman Derek Perl put Huntsville on the board just past four minutes into the first period, but Evansville scored two later in the opening frame to take the lead.
The Thunderbolts (6-27-3) looked to take the lead in to the first intermission, but Scott Trask had other plans, scoring his third goal in as many games on a powerplay with less than a minute lefty on the clock.
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