Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and Macon Mayhem traded goals in regulation, but neither team could gain an advantage as the two clubs needed more than 60 minutes to decide a winner. Peoria got goals from Jordan Carvalho and the eventual overtime winner from Robin Hoglund to sneak past the Mayhem, 2-1 Friday night in front of 2,889 fans inside Carver Arena. With the victory, Peoria improves to 22-4-3 on the season and remain three points ahead of second place Fayetteville. Macon gains a standings point, seeing their record go to 9-18-5.
The Mayhem jumped out to q quick lead in the opening minutes of the first frame. Macon winger Dylan Denomme controlled the puck below the goal line and found a streaking Shawn Lynch who snapped a shot over the left shoulder of Rivermen netminder Eric Levine for the 1-0 lead at 3:29 of the opening period.
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