Rivermen outduel Ice Flyers for 5-4 victory

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and Pensacola Ice Flyers met for the first time in the 2019-20 campaign, earning a shootout win in front of 2,589 fans in attendance. The game featured four ties and four lead changes before Jordan Ernst capped the Rivermen victory with a shootout goal in the sixth round of the sudden death tiebreaker.

With the win, the Rivermen improve to 20-3-3, gathering a total of 43 points and remain atop the SPHL standings. Pensacola picks up a point in the loss, now standing at 17-5-4.

Pensacola broke the scoreless tie just prior to the halfway point of the opening frame when defenseman Jesse Kessler sent the puck net ward, the puck fluttered around and was found by Patrick Megannety, who slipped the puck past Eric Levine for the 1-0 Ice Flyers edge at 8:20 of the first period.

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