Rivermen Unable to Buck Bulls in Shootout Saturday

Pelham, AL – For the second consecutive evening the Peoria Rivermen and Birmingham Bulls battled to a 3-3 tie through regulation and overtime, and for the second straight night the Bulls prevailed in the shootout tiebreaker Saturday at Pelham Civic Complex. The overtime loss, Peoria’s fourth straight overall defeat, drops the Rivermen to 35-7-8 on the season before next weekend’s home-and-home pair with the Quad City Storm.

The Bulls opened the scoring with a power-play tally just past the halfway point of the game’s opening period. With Rivermen captain Alec Hagaman boxed for high sticking, Bulls winger Austin Daae sent a shot netward from the right-wing circle. Rivermen netminder Storm Phaneuf made the initial save, and the ensuing rebound sparked a net-front scramble that former Peoria winger Jacob Barber finished for a 1-0 lead at 13:55 of the period.

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Photo Credit: Maxwell Barton/Birmingham Bulls