0726 RiverKings logo.png (copy)
Courtesy photo

The Mississippi RiverKings’ season rests now on getting two wins this weekend in Huntsville, Ala.

The Havoc opened the first-round, best-of-three playoffs with a 4-2 victory against the RiverKings at the Landers Center Wednesday night. Game two of the series will be on Huntsville’s home ice Friday night with a possible game three, if needed, returning to Huntsville on Saturday.

In Wednesday’s game, the Havoc struck first with Scott Fellnermayr’s goal at 1:52 of the second period.

Robert Lindores answered for Mississippi at 6:09 with assists to Tyler Barr and Cody Castro, but Huntsville took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission with Jordan Wood’s first goal of the playoffs at 14:12.

The Havoc made it a two-goal game in the third frame on Justin Tateson’s tally just 30 seconds into the period.

Mississippi got within one when Dillan Fox scored on the power play at 16:49, on assists from Ryan Marcuz and Mike Moran, but Huntsville’s Sy Nutkevitch’s empty-net goal finished the second with just four seconds left in the game.

The RiverKings outshot the Havoc 45-30 for the contest, with winning goaltender Tyler Steel making 43 saves. Brad Barone took the loss for the RiverKings with a 26-save performance.

Bob Bakken is Sports Editor and may be reached at 662-429-6397 ext. 240.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.