Rivermen wheel past Ice Flyers in sudden-death shootout Saturday

Pensacola, FL – The Peoria Rivermen and Pensacola Ice Flyers battled to a 1-1 tie through regulation and overtime for the second straight night, and the Rivermen prevailed in the seventh round of a sudden-death shootout Saturday night. The win, Peoria’s eighth in their last nine games, lifts the Rivermen to  25-3-4 on the season before tomorrow afternoon’s weekend rubber match in Pensacola.

The Rivermen and Ice Flyers played a scoreless first period for the second straight night before the Rivermen opened the scoring early in the middle frame. Peoria winger Joe Kalisz chased the puck behind the Pensacola net, ducked out of the left-wing corner, and chipped it past Ice Flyers netminder Brian Billett for a 1-0 lead 48 seconds into the frame.


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