Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and Pensacola Ice Flyers once again played to a one goal game at Carver Arena, this time needing an overtime session to decide a winner. Peoria got goals from Drew Doyon and Nathan Pelligra, but the Ice Flyers snuck past Peoria, 3-2 in overtime in front of 3,071 fans inside Carver Arena. With the loss, Peoria falls to 30-8-5, remaining second in the SPHL standings. With the win, Pensacola improves to 22-10-11 and stay in the fifth spot in the standings.
The Rivermen opened the scoring in the opening minutes of the first period when newcomer Drew Doyon collected the puck below the goal line in the Rivermen offensive zone. Doyon spun from a defender and snapped a shot towards the goal that deflected into the back of the net off Ice Flyers goaltender Chase Perry for the 1-0 Rivermen edge at 1:57 of the first frame, giving Doyon his first professional goal in his second pro game.
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