Peoria, IL – Peoria got an early power play goal from captain Alec Hagaman, but couldn’t solve Pensacola’s chase Perry the rest of the way, ultimately falling 2-1 Friday night in front of 4,499 fans in Carver Arena. The loss drops Peoria to 30-8-4 on the season as they sit in second place in the SPHL standings; one point behind the Fayetteville Marksmen. With the win, Pensacola improves to 21-10-11 and currently sit in the fifth spot in the standings.
The Rivermen jumped out to a quick lead in the opening frame while on the power play. With Pensacola defenseman Nathan Campbell sitting for cross checking, Mitch McPherson raced into the offensive zone with Alec Hagaman flanking him to the right. McPherson sent the puck net front where Hagaman chipped it into the back of the net past Ice Flyers goalie Chase Perry for the power play tally and 1-0 edge at 5:26 of the opening stanza.
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